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John W. Whitehead, founder and president of the Rutherford Foundation, writes from Charlottesville, Virginia.


Faith and Security: The Role of Religion in a Police State

May, 2014

Giving up freedom for security carries a real risk for religious liberty.

To Teach or Not To Teach

July, 2013

In 2011 John Freshwater, a Christian with a 20-year teaching career at Mount Vernon Middle School in Ohio, was fired for encouraging his students to think critically about the school’s science curriculum, particularly as it relates to evolution theories.

Faith and Home

November, 2012

Case Commentary

The Shaming of Religion

January, 2010

Religion and religious expression have been objects of censorship in the public schools for quite some time. However, the intolerance of anything related to religion has taken a turn for the absurd in recent years.

Are We Shedding Rights?

September, 2008

Marcus Borden epitomizes what it means to serve as a role model for young people. Indeed, in recognition of his positive influence on his players,...

The Passing of the Christian Right

January, 2008

"Nearly 30 years after religious conservatives decided to reenter the political arena—after abandoning it as 'dirty' and leading to...

Religious Rights for All

May, 2007

Sergeant Patrick Stewart, a 34-year-old decorated American soldier and follower of Wicca, was killed in Afghanistan on September 25, 2005, along with...

The Rise of Dominionism and the Christian Right

July, 2006

God's plan is for His people, ladies and gentlemen, to take dominion. . . .What is dominion? Well, dominion is Lordship. He wants His people to reign...

Churches and the Siren Call of Politics

November, 2004

The Evangelical church in America is in real danger today. As if the effort to save people's souls weren't enough to deal with, today's church must...

All About Character

January, 2004

In 1960 playwrights Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee immortalized the Scopes "monkey trial" in their classic drama Inherit the Wind. The play told of the legal battle that took place in Dayton, Tennessee, over the teaching of evolution in public schools.

Amish v. State

March, 2003

or more than 300 years the Amish, also referred to in this country as the Old Order Amish or "Plain People," have practiced a way of life that revolves around their deeply held religious beliefs. Believing in a literal interpretation of the Bible, these i

The Great Pledge Debate

November, 2002

The 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week cable channels treated it like the death of a celebrity, a major natural disaster, or the verdict in the O. J. Simpson case. Even though it was only a 2-1 decision by a federal appeals court holding that a 1954 act of C

No Abaya for McSally

July, 2002

When Lt. Col. Martha McSally takes to the skies, she is the embodiment of a modern-day hero: courageous, selfless, and loyal to God and country. She is a patriot who has willingly put her life on the line to protect American interests abroad-a perfect ex

When Rights Clash

March, 2001

Rebecca Corneau

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