The word "Lord" was erased from a monument
August 2nd, 2019

“Thou shall not utter the Lord’s name in vain” is one thing, but what are the rules for erasing it entirely? That’s the question faced by a South Carolina city that’s still trying to recover from a high-profile controversy involving a memorial to fallen police officers that was installed on city property. Continue reading

Muslim women praying in a mosque
February 8th, 2019

America’s first all-Muslim, all-volunteer community police force is up and running in New York CIty, but some residents aren’t happy about the development. Are they right to be concerned? Continue reading

Men carrying a funeral casket
August 10th, 2018

A Virginia mother is speaking out after her son’s funeral was interrupted by police, who raided the church and arrested her son’s best friend before he could give a eulogy. Should the cops have been more respectful to the deceased? Continue reading

A cop stealing money
September 15th, 2017

The world’s major religions don’t agree on everything, but there is general consensus on certain core principles. Among them: thou shalt not steal. It’s a fairly straightforward concept: don’t take what’s not yours. However, police don’t have to follow these rules. Continue reading

Mugshots of Joshua and Deborah Green
August 30th, 2017

Leaders of a paramilitary religious group based in New Mexico have been arrested on a set of sinister criminal charges. The group, known as the “Aggressive Christianity Missions Training Corps”, allegedly sanctioned sexual abuse of minors living in the sect’s … Continue reading

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte
August 24th, 2017

Drug dealers are not exactly model citizens, but do they deserve to die? In the Philippines, the answer is a resounding “yes”. Upon taking office, the country’s president, Rodrigo Duterte, instituted a uniquely violent strategy to combat the country’s drug … Continue reading

A sign warning not to feed the homeless
July 13th, 2017

Way back in December, we wrote about the growing trend of cities criminalizing homelessness. As was the case then, churches continue to be on the front lines of this fight. The past few years has seen the number of homeless … Continue reading

A church is seeking to create its own police force.
April 14th, 2017

In an unprecedented move, the Alabama state Senate has approved a bill that would allow a Birmingham megachurch to create its own police force. These “church cops” would have the same authority and power as regular police officers, and would be permitted to carry guns. Continue reading

A Black Lives Matter demonstrator faces off against police
July 19th, 2016

America is a country divided in many ways. Politically, we are more polarized than at any time in recent memory. Economically, much of the country’s wealth is concentrated in the hands of an elite few. But most glaring is this: despite … Continue reading

June 15th, 2015

Last Saturday, a young man named Kalief Browder took his own life at the age of 22. Browder spent the last six years of his life as an example of the brokenness of the American justice system, from racism, to … Continue reading