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Can Chuck Hagel make gay equality a reality in the military?

Win McNamee GETTY IMAGES In his file photo, Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NE) speaks at the DC Vietnam Veterans Memorial in … Continued

Why Christian conservatives oppose Chuck Hagel’s nomination

Chip Somodevilla GETTY IMAGES Chuck Hagel, a Republican and former U.S. senator from Nebraska, addresses the National Newspaper Association’s Government … Continued

Pastor pulls out of inauguration over anti-gay sermon

The evangelical pastor chosen by President Obama to deliver the benediction at his inauguration ceremonies withdrew on Thursday (Jan. 10) … Continued

The secular best and the worst of 2010

I’ve always tried to avoid engaging in the hoary journalistic practice of filling space at the end of December by … Continued

Cowardice and hypocrisy surround DADT

Despite public and military support for overturning Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, the legislation which bans openly gay service members, political, … Continued

The Franklin Graham Crusade

By David Waters In an interview with Newsmax TV, Franklin Graham said the Pentagon’s decision to rescind his invitation to … Continued

Retired chaplains say ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ protects religious freedoms

A group of 40 retired military chaplains sent a letter Wednesday to President Obama and Secretary of Defense Gates urging … Continued

Franklin Graham cut from Pentagon prayer event for anti-Islam remarks

The Army has withdrawn an invitation to evangelist Franklin Graham to speak at a special Pentagon prayer service next month … Continued

Bible references on U.S. gun sights?

By David Waters ABC News is reporting that some U.S. soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan are using high-powered rifle sights … Continued

A long exit from Afghanistan

ISLAM AND THE WEST By Daniel Brumberg THE most important moment in President Obama’s Dec. 1 speech on Afghanistan came … Continued

Losing Our American Way

By Norman LearTelevision producer In 1980 I had what I look back on now as a born-again-as-an-American moment. I heard … Continued

Holy War, Pentagon Style

By David Waters In the early days of the Iraq War, the cover of one of the Pentagon’s “Worldwide Intelligence … Continued

George Shultz Joins Evangelicals in Anti-Nuke Campaign

By Jacqueline L. Salmon Former Secretary of state George Shultz has teamed up with a slew of evangelical Christians to … Continued

Tortured Values, Tortured Logic

Torture can never be justified. Torture violates all standards of civilization, morality, ethics, and religion. Even setting aside morality and … Continued

From Here to Security

A lot has changed since the Cold War, but U.S. nuclear policy has not. In a world where two superpowers … Continued