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The Briefing 08-27-13

1. Chemical weapons in Syria prove to be “uncivilized, barbarian, rogue” 

Secretary Kerry’s remarks on Syria, Washington Post

Syria’s Gas Attack on Civilization, Wall Street Journal (Andrew Roberts)

2. Compromising personal morality now the “price of citizenship”

“It is the Price of Citizenship”? — An Elegy for Religious Liberty in America, AlbertMohler.com (Albert Mohler)

Refusal to photograph New Mexico same–sex couple ruled illegal, Reuters (Edith Honan)

3. Rabbi Kushner: It doesn’t have to be true to be “meaningful”

Religion and Doubt, New York Times (Rabbi Harold Kushner)

Some Mormons Search the Web and Find Doubt, New York Times (Laurie Goodstein)