The state of Missouri went too far in refusing to resurface a religiously affiliated preschool's playground, the Supreme Court ruled Monday, in a case that some legal observers said didn't live up to its hype in addressing a church's access to public funding.
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Brigham Young University has formalized its amnesty policy, following a recommendation made by the Advisory Council on Campus Response to Sexual Assault in October. This policy will be followed by not only BYU, but also by BYU-Idaho, BYU-Hawaii and LDS Business College.
Many politicians are afraid of their own shadow when it comes to promoting, or voting on, policy. This kind of fear is bad for the country and for our communities because it leads our elected officials to actually spend more time spreading fear of their opponents’ views than driving their own.
What we are living through in America is not only a division but a great estrangement. Oh, to have a unifying figure, program or party. But we don’t, nor is there any immediate prospect. So, as Ben Franklin said, we’ll have to hang together or we’ll surely hang separately.
The role of fatherhood seems to have been under attack for a good portion of my 42 years of life. This attack on the role of fathers seems too intentional to be a mistake. Are fathers in the media portrayed as dimwit dads and bumbling or even savage idiots because dysfunction sells? Or could it be something else?
Men should remember that being a fabulous father or a dynamic dad has nothing to do with the size of your bank account, the title of your profession or the toys parked in your driveway. Fatherhood is not about your midsection and whether it goes in front, over or beyond your belt. Fatherhood is about something else entirely.
Colin Collette led worship at the Holy Family Catholic Community for 17 years, but his personal life wasn't exactly in harmony with the church's teachings. Three years ago, when Collette announced his same-sex engagement, leaders at Holy Family had no choice but to let the music director go.