Taqqiya: Qur’an Sanctioned Deceit to Promote Islam as a “Religion of Peace”

Not a day goes by without newscasters, commentators, or social media chatter using the phrases, “a faction of radical Islamists,” or “Islam is a peaceful religion.” Because the majority of Americans include the non-religious and self-identifying Christians who know little to nothing about Christianity, it’s not surprising that these statements go largely unchallenged. Americans know little…

Religious Influence on America’s Identity

For many reasons, religious beliefs have greatly influenced American public policy and political elections. Because of its demographics and history, the United States has numerically more Christians (and more Protestants) than any other country in the world. There are nearly 313 million people in America, making the United States the third most populous country in the world.…

Waging War on Women Using Evasion Tactics as Landmines

Ongoing reproductive rights discussions ignore the leading cause of death among pregnant women, and circumvent the more serious reality that cultural and legal norms perpetuate sexism, violence, and dehumanization of women. Homicide committed by boyfriends and husbands is the leading cause of death among pregnant women. More than half of all abortions are coerced. Fathers are…

The U.S. Supreme Court Has Never Defined “Religion”

Debate about religion in American public life existed well before America’s independence. Many talk about religious freedom, the First Amendment, and mistakenly argue that the U.S. Constitution delineates a “separation of church and state.” Yet, the highest court of the land, the U.S. Supreme Court has never formally defined what actually constitutes “religion.” Nor has…