Bad news, and good news.
From Christopher Columbus to Mike Pence.
Renewing the covenant.
Where previous societies had “tolerated” religious minorities, the U.S. Constitution was the first to promote free religious practice.
Some would now abjure it altogether, but for more than a century the willingness of the U.S. to employ military might has been an essential. . .
Upholding the liberal world order is a monumental task. There’s no other democratic superpower to take it up if America puts it down.
Once a cornerstone of the national culture, the mainline Protestant denominations have become the spiritual helpmeets of secular liberalism.