Bench Memos

If You’re Having a Slow Friday,

I can offer you two essays to read today: first, here at NRO, there’s “’Strict Separationism’ Runs Amok,” co-authored by me and Bill Simon, regarding the shocking censorship of religious expression by the director of the VA-administered Houston National Cemetery.

And over at Public Discourse, I take up the decision by Catholic University to separate male and female students in the dormitories.  Some say this is just like racial segregation.  But does it make sense to treat sex differences just like racial differences–in this setting or in the marriage debate?  Of course not.

Matthew J. Franck — Matthew J. Franck is the Director of the William E. and Carol G. Simon Center on Religion and the Constitution at the Witherspoon Institute in Princeton, New Jersey.

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