This issue of liberty deals with the great heritage of civil and religious freedom. It didn’t come easy—it was a “battle.”
The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.
However much, and often, it seems that darkness is winning, and that people of faith are persecuted, harassed, even killed, the book of Daniel reveals a view of the world and its history that, going beyond the past and the present, points to the future.
Modern freedoms, be they religious, economic, political, or individual, were elaborated as a retort to the medieval church-state’s authoritarianism; to its passion for unity that had all the intimations of modern totalitarianism.
The film represents a masterpiece of the blended, nuanced views on how our country’s constitutional Founders separated the supervisory and regulatory power of the state from the church, and the manipulating and coercive power of the church from the state.
Review of the book by Randall Balmer (Covenant Communications, 2012)
Is this truly an open-and-shut, blatant case of theological compromise for the sake of political power?
It is a perfect time for schools to help students connect the dots between Martin Luther King’s fight for civil rights and the freedom of religious expression in America.