Monthly Archives: August 2012

Is Belief in God “Religious?”

Is it “religious” to acknowledge the existence of a supreme being?  The language of state constitution religious tests reveals a great deal about how religion is conceptualized in America. Article VI of the United States Constitution states that “no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under […]

Scouts v. Outliers

Apropos of the current situation with the Boy Scouts of America, in which many Eagle Scouts are resigning and returning their badges, an earlier BSA case provided fortuitous material with which to inaugurate this blog. By declining to hear the appeal of Welsh v. Boy Scouts of America in 1993, the Supreme Court upheld the […]