Great read: Religion and Public Life in America by RR Reno

I got this article from my monthly subscription to Imprimis, a publication of Hillsdale College. In the April 2013 issue, RR Reno, the Editor of First Things writes a great piece about religion in America.  First Things is a journal of religion in public life. Reno received his BA from Haverford College and his Ph.D. in religious studies from Yale.  He is the author of Fighting the Noonday Devil, Sanctified Vision, and a commentary on the Book of Genesis, as well as many other books and essays.

The following is from a speech he delivered on February 20, 2013 at Hillsdale College National Leadership Seminar in Bonita Springs, Florida.

Here is an excerpt and click here to read the article in full:

“Religious liberty is being redefined in America, or at least many would like it to be. Our secular establishment wants to reduce the autonomy of religious institutions and limit the influence of faith in the public square. The reason is not hard to grasp. In America, “religion” largely means Christianity, and today our secular culture views orthodox Christian churches as troublesome, retrograde, and reactionary forces. They’re seen as anti-science, anti-gay, and anti-women–which is to say anti-progress as the Left defines progress.  Not surprisingly, then, the Left believes society will be best served if Christians are limited in their influence on public life. And in the short run this view is likely to succeed.”

to read the full article, click HERE…

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