first amendment

Joe Catholic

“Papist” is the pejorative term ascribed to a Roman Catholic and arose in the late 1600s spurred by the English Reformation. Hostilities against papists trace to the time of Henry VIII’s rejection of theological fealty to the Pope who declined… Read More ›

Wall of Separation Breached

Most Americans have a basic appreciation of the First Amendment’s separation of church and state, often supported by grade school history and civics lessons. (What is less widely known, however, is that our Founders feared more the state pushing into… Read More ›

GMU Prof Speaks Ex Cathedra

When Popes of the Roman Catholic Church speak ex cathedra (not from the cathedral but from the throne), they communicate infallible doctrine. The Winchester Star newspaper is an unabashed advocate of conservatism, sometimes to the extent that its guest editorials… Read More ›

Religion, Politics, and Public Policy

In view of the many public statements by political persons that the United States was founded upon Judeo-Christian principles, one becomes convinced that none of them has actually read the First Amendment’s opening lines:     Congress shall make no… Read More ›