Religious Freedom and the Christian Right’s Masterpiece of Manipulation

Photo: United States Supreme Court. Joe Ravi/Wikimedia Commons. Throughout history, people have used religion to justify a myriad of injustices. In the United States, for example, some Christians used their faith to defend slavery and segregation, citing scriptural references as Read More

Religious Freedom

Portal Page Religious freedom is a central issue of our time. The rights of individual conscience, religious pluralism and separation of church and state are under sustained assault by the Religious Right. And the rest of society has some catching Read More

When Exemption is the Rule: The Religious Freedom Strategy of the Christian Right

To download the report as a PDF, please click the image. Table of Contents: -Acknowledgements -Preface -Executive Summary -Introduction -Building Infrastructure for the Long Game …..Mobilizing to Discriminate in Bob Jones -Building a political infrastructure for a counteroffensive -Manhattan Declaration: Read More

When the Exception Is the Rule: Christianity in the Religious Freedom Debates

When historians recount the history of separation of church and state in our time, one of the signature events may be a federal court case that didn’t even make it to the Supreme Court. It didn’t need to. Click here Read More

VIDEO: PRA’s Frederick Clarkson Discusses Religious Freedom Day on the David Pakman Show

Political Research Associates’ senior fellow for religious liberty, Frederick Clarkson, joined The David Pakman Show to discuss Religious Freedom Day, and how the definition of religious freedom laid out by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison is now being corrupted by Read More