Mar 4: A Peace Cross, Billy Graham at the Capitol, and more

Judicial Branch

A federal appeals court upheld a ruling to remove the Peace Cross, a 40-foot war memorial in Maryland.

Executive Branch

Billy Graham has not evaded controversy in death, as he is one of four civilians to lie in honor at the US Capitol, and the only religious leader. The AP examined the relationship between the Grahams and Trump.

Scott Pruitt, the head of the EPA, made theological arguments for how he runs the organization and sets its priorities. His approach is in contrast to that taken by the Pope in his encyclical on the environment.

Mike Pence spoke at the 75th Annual Convention of National Religious Broadcasters.


McKinney, Texas, one of the fastest-growing cities in the country, has faced criticism over religious activities in the school system.

Other reads

Slate ran an in-depth piece on Newsweek’s ties to a Christian University that prompted legal investigations and the resignations or threatened resignations of multiple employees.