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Charles C. Haynes: ‘School prayer’ push is a power play (access required)

Never say die. That must be the motto of politicians, religious leaders and school leaders who keep pushing for state-sponsored prayers in public schools more than 50 years after the Supreme Court struck down the practice as a violation of the Establishment clause of the First Amendment.

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Charles C. Haynes: To stop the madness, put a face to faith (access required)

No quick fix — diplomatic or military — will dissolve the centuries of distrust and rivalry that fuel the sectarian conflict in Syria, where Alawites and Shiites are pitted against Sunnis, with Christians caught in the crossfire.

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Charles C. Haynes: Religious affiliation dims as factor in presidential race (access required)

Remember all the media chatter during the primaries about how the “Mormon factor” could undermine Mitt Romney’s candidacy? Forget about it. American voters, it turns out, are mostly unconcerned about Romney’s religious affiliation or have no idea what it is. ...

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Charles C. Haynes: The perils and politics of ‘don’t say gay’ (access required)

If 20 Republican lawmakers in Missouri have their way, it will soon be illegal for administrators, teachers and even students to talk about homosexuality in the state’s public schools. Derided as the “don’t say gay” bill by opponents, HB 2051 ...

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