Rick Plasterer

CP Op-Ed Contributor


  • Where Religious Liberty Goes from Here: Ryan Anderson and Edward Whelan Discuss

    Ryan Anderson, a fellow of the Heritage Foundation, and Edward Whelan, President of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, discussed the prospects for religious liberty in America following the effective gutting of Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act in early April at the Catholic Information Center in Washington, D.C., on April 13.

  • Materialism and the Devaluing of Life – Part 2

    Philosophical materialism, a key factor in advancing a utilitarian ethic and its turn to euthanasia, is also the driving force behind the return of eugenics, the attempt to improve the human species by encouraging persons with traits thought desirable to reproduce, while attempting to prevent persons with traits held undesirable from reproducing.

  • Materialism and the Devaluing of Life – Part 1

    Materialism focuses attention on material security and quality of life in this world, yet the continued consistent application of the ideal of a high quality of life finally results in a devaluing and loss of life.

  • What Should Politicians Say about Evolution?

    Stephen Meyer, Director of the Center for Science and Culture at the Discovery Institute, author, and a prominent proponent of intelligent design, discussed what politicians should say when questioned about evolution by an anti-creationist news media at a Faith and Law presentation on Friday, March 13, on Capitol Hill.

  • Will the Sexual License Mandate Destroy Christian Educational Institutions?

    The predicament of individual Christians faced with legal or organizational requirements to acquiesce in the sexual revolution and provide goods or services that contribute to sin, reviewed in a recent article by the present author, is mirrored in a similar requirement being made on Christian institutions.