The conservative court will hear arguments over whether Christian parents of home-schooled children have to follow basic educational standards or if they're allowed to keep their kids blissfully free of knowledge as they wait to be whisked off to heaven.
A new study looking at virginity pledges -- promises made by teenagers to wait until marriage for sex -- has found that such vows largely fell flaccid, as sexual behavior of pledged teens was little different than non-pledgers, and that, hilariously, a whopping 82 percent, five years later, had either forgotten or denied taking the pledge.
Obama's most urgent task is to repair an ailing economy. But one of his most important promises was to end the cultural and religious wars that have disfigured politics for four decades.
Ahmadinejad's unprecedented trip to Baghdad demonstrates his nation's influence on its neighbor since the fall of Saddam.
Those who went to the Values Voter Summit left without a candidate to call their own. But the lack of a golden boy isn't their only problem: There are signs of ideological rigor mortis among the old guard.
Former President Jimmy Carter, himself a famously pious Baptist, lets loose on religious fundamentalists in an interview with Der Spiegel -- how they won't admit mistakes; how they won't negotiate with people who disagree with them; how they dehumanize people who have other beliefs; and how Bush & Co. fit that bill perfectly.