Ken Connor, author of "Sinful Silence,"  is chairman of the Center for a Just Society

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August 7, 2012, 2:59 PM EDT
Dan Cathy, president of Chick-fil-A, probably did not expect to be at the center of the storm of the gay marriage debate, but his company proved an unexpected financial beneficiary of the controversy.
August 7, 2012, 11:57 AM EDT
It's hard to see how the agenda of the gay community was advanced by their Chick-fil-A campaign. The big winners in this imbroglio were Chick-fil-A, traditional marriage, and Mike Huckabee.
July 24, 2012, 4:48 PM EDT
It is no wonder that the ranks of liberal Christian churches are shrinking. Liberal Christianity is passing with a whimper, not a bang.
July 17, 2012, 11:18 AM EDT
All too often, government poverty programs perpetuate poverty by encouraging the poor to remain poor through perverse incentives and give possible benefactors of the poor an easy excuse to avoid helping.
July 10, 2012, 1:39 PM EDT
Want to know how Washington really works? Can you say, “Crony capitalism?”
June 21, 2012, 5:12 PM EDT
As the controversy over President Obama's birth control mandate continues to rage at the national level, lawmakers in Connecticut are making news with their recent determination that elective abortion is an “essential health benefit” and must therefore be covered under all insurance plans developed according to the new guidelines established by Obamacare.
June 6, 2012, 2:33 PM EDT
schiz·o·phre·ni·a – a state characterized by the coexistence of contradictory or incompatible elements.
June 5, 2012, 11:32 AM EDT
Schiz·o·phre·ni·a – a state characterized by the coexistence of contradictory or incompatible elements.
May 29, 2012, 4:37 PM EDT
Conservatives who've warned for years of President Obama's ideological extremism are often dismissed as melodramatic conspiracy theorists. Obama apologists argue that the president is not an ideologue, but an intellectual whose grasp of America's true needs is so nuanced and sophisticated that the average Joe in flyover country is simply incapable of understanding it.
May 9, 2012, 1:29 PM EDT
It's a drama fit for reality television: Larger than life characters, familial infighting, private jets, mansions, pink poodles, and of course contentious litigation. Sadly, it's not the Real Housewives of Orange County or the Shahs of Sunset at the center of this drama, but the first family of Trinity Broadcasting Network.
April 17, 2012, 4:43 PM EDT
Last week, Democratic strategist Hillary Rosen provoked outrage from the Right when she suggested that Ann Romney is not qualified to speak about women's economic concerns because "she's never worked a day in her life."
April 11, 2012, 5:07 PM EDT
Last week, President Obama made news when he suggested that it would be "unprecedented" for the Supreme Court to declare unconstitutional a law passed by a "strong majority of a democratically elected Congress." His comments were prompted by the less than favorable reaction of the Supreme Court during oral arguments on the constitutionality of his crowning achievement, the Affordable Care Act, a.k.a Obamacare.
April 3, 2012, 12:41 PM EDT
The questions posed by the Supreme Court during last week's argument on the Affordable Care Act, a.k.a "Obamacare," indicate that the court is pondering not just the future of health care in this country, but also the role of the federal government in the lives of its citizens.
March 27, 2012, 5:37 PM EDT
They say what goes around comes around, or to paraphrase the Good Book, you reap what you sow. Nowhere is this more in evidence than in recent global data on abortion. For years, feminists have maintained that women will not be truly free or equal unless they are free to abort their unborn children. They have sought to elevate abortion to sacramental status. It has been the defining issue of the feminist movement for decades.
March 20, 2012, 5:28 PM EDT
Goldman Sachs executive Greg Smith made headlines last week with a public letter of resignation from the legendary firm. Smith's letter chronicled the ethical decline that led to his departure and has sparked renewed interest in the culture of unmitigated greed that animates the world of high finance.
March 13, 2012, 5:16 PM EDT
It is no secret that in life, our values tend to guide our decisions. The things we hold dear, the things that are priorities to us, our principles… these are the factors that influence how we live our lives, from who we associate with to how we spend our time and how we spend our money. In Washington, it's no different.
March 6, 2012, 1:00 PM EST
The specter of the "slippery slope" is widely considered to be a logical cop-out – an intellectually lazy response employed by the rigid and fearful among us (usually conservatives and the religious, of course). Like all enduring metaphors, however, the concept embodied by the slippery slope is quite often proved true.
February 28, 2012, 5:32 PM EST
With the exception of Catholics and others in the religious community that closely follow such issues, few people took note of the Obama administration's rhetorical shift from "freedom of religion" to "freedom of worship" in 2010.
February 21, 2012, 2:43 PM EST
During the presidential contest of 2008, Barack Obama inspired millions of followers with his trademark slogan "Yes we can!" Against the odds, the little known senator from Illinois went on to defeat the 600-pound gorilla in the 2008 Democrat primary – Hillary Clinton – and to capture the White House as America's first African American president. Now, former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum has embarked on a similar quest – against the odds.
February 14, 2012, 2:33 PM EST
When it comes to the hot-button issue of abortion, there are some questions that make even the staunchest pro-lifer uncomfortable.