We’ve had much discussion lately about the “decline and fall of Christian America,” as the Newsweek cover story put it. That article was based on a survey showing the percentage of Americans calling themselves Christian dropped from 86% in 1990 to 76% earlier this year while the percent saying they had no affiliation jumped from…

A prayer circle from Christy Long: Please Pray for us…Like most today I have lost my job and we are struggling We were married on 3/28/2009 and I was laid off 3/31/2009..We have three children. My husband works but my income is what paid our household bills…We are now about to loose lights and water…

Several commenters have suggested that my “safe, legal & early” argument is the same as Roe v. Wade. freelunch writes: “Steve has discovered the decisions in Roe v. Wade. It is the law of the land already. I don’t know if Steve is being silly in some way or really had no idea what our…

Over at Crunchy Con, Alan sarcastically summarizes the argument in my big “safe, legal, early” piece: “For decades, the argument has focused on whether we should be killing babies. This is a mistake. Instead, we should be asking ourselves: can we kill babies faster?” Note the premise: any life in the womb is a “baby.”…

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Steven Waldman is the Editor-in-Chief and Co-Founder of Beliefnet. He's also the author of the Founding Faith: Politics, Providence, and the Birth of Religious Freedom in America, which has been published by Random House. Before co-founding Beliefnet in 1999, Waldman was a political journalist, serving as National Editor of U.S. News & World Report and National Correspondent for Newsweek. His writings have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, National Review, The Atlantic, Slate, and many others.

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