PowerLinks 01.15.15
Acton Institute Powerblog

PowerLinks 01.15.15

Virtue and Free Speech
Mark Judge, Acculturated

Defending offensive speech is not a virtuous act. This is a fact that seems to have been lost in the anger and anxiety over the murders last week of the twelve Charlie Hebdo journalists by Islamic extremists.

Blasphemy for Me, but Not for Thee
Matthew Continetti, National Review Online

Do liberals actually believe in the right to offend?

Supreme Court hears religious speech case
The Becket Fund

Arizona town’s ordinance allows signs for big politicians, but not small churches.

The 6 Moral Foundations Of Politics
Trevin Wax, The Gospel Coalition

“You can’t legislate morality,” the old saying goes, a statement that purports to be common sense, until you begin to realize you can’t not legislate morality. All legislation is passed within a moral framework of ethical ideals and moral considerations.

Joe Carter

Joe Carter is a Senior Editor at the Acton Institute. Joe also serves as an editor at the The Gospel Coalition, a communications specialist for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, and as an adjunct professor of journalism at Patrick Henry College. He is the editor of the NIV Lifehacks Bible and co-author of How to Argue like Jesus: Learning Persuasion from History's Greatest Communicator (Crossway).