Corinna Lain (Richmond): God, Civic Virtue, and the American Way: Reconstructing Engel. Eric Segall (Georgia State): Silence is Golden: Moments of Silence, Legislative Prayers, and the Establishment Clause. Philip Hamburger (Columbia): Equality and Exclusion: Religious Liberty and Political Process. Micah Schwartzman (Virginia): Religion as a Legal Proxy. John M. A. DiPippa (Arkansas): God and Guns: The Free Exercise of Religion Problems of Regulating Guns in Churches and Other Houses of Worship. From Philosophy and Public Issues, a symposium on Democratic Authority and the Separation of Church and State by Robert Audi. Town of Greece v. Galloway is the case that proponents of the separation of church and state have feared every since Justice Sandra Day O’Connor left the Supreme Court in 2006 (and more and more). Conservative Christians just won a huge case — why won't they celebrate? Josh Israel on the Alliance Defending Freedom, the 800-pound gorilla of the Christian Right. Randall Balmer on the real origins of the Religious Right: They’ll tell you it was abortion, but sorry, the historical record’s clear — it was segregation. Emma Green on how racism lives on under the cover of religious freedom. The conflict between religious freedom and gender/sexual equality has become "the most important civil rights issue of this time", so says Katherine Franke, director of the Center for Gender and Sexuality Law at Columbia Law School. Is it immoral for a Christian to publish this book? Marc Tracy on the publication God and the Gay Christian: The Biblical Case in Support of Same-Sex Relationships by Matthew Vines. If a student says homosexuality is a sin in school, is it bullying? Emma Green wonders.

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