Bible as Biology Text

Republican Sherry Nuxoll has introduced a bill in the Idaho Senate Education Committee that would “expressly permit” public school teachers to use the Bible while studying such topics as literature, history, biology, music, and world geography. The Education Committee unanimously agreed to introduce the bill. Of course, teachers today are free to use the Bible…

Boycott?

Indiana’s Governor Mike Pence signed a law this week for “Religious Freedom Restoration”. On the surface, this is presumably to protect people’s religious expression. Of course, there are no instances to be cited where religious expression has been threatened in this country. There are plenty of illustrations of where people are legally being allowed to…

Whose Religious Freedom?

I spoke this weekend at the Community Progressive event in Julia Davis Park. Here’s a recap of my remarks, updated in light of the Supreme Court ruling today. There seems to be some confusion in our political and cultural discourse lately about what, exactly, constitutes “religious freedom”. The idea of religious freedom is deeply coded…