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Barack Obama and Benjamin Franklin: The Choice

Barack Obama said it recently:

Barack Obama discussed the idea of that choice in pledges he made in 2007 and then in 2008. As a candidate, many years closer to the attacks of September 11 2001, Barack Obama told us that we should reject the urge to choose between security and liberty:

As [...]

As Schools Close, Catholic Organizations Spend Wildly to Stop Equal Rights

As stories appear in Catholic and secular newspapers bemoaning the closings of Catholic schools, remember that Catholic organizations chose to spend millions of dollars to preserve legal discrimination in the United States of America. The Catholic group Knights of Columbus spent $1.2 million to outlaw same-sex marriage in California in 2008, making it the biggest [...]

In Public: Catholic Diocese of Phoenix Pleads Poverty. In Private: Arizona Church Funnels Money to Anti-Gay Campaign in Maine

Arizona’s Catholic Diocese of Phoenix has put on a public face of economic hardship this year:

A poor economy is now affecting the Catholic Church.

The Catholic Diocese of Phoenix eliminated 17 positions, which has resulted in 11 layoffs along with two other positions being cut to part-time.

Among those let go were the [...]

First Freedom First Stays Mum on its T-Shirt Ethics

First Freedom First, a non-profit organization powered by Americans United for the Separation of Church and State, got itself kicked off my priority list by inviting me to a “simulcast” protest event that ended up being the playing of a pre-recorded DVD.

Around the same time, I noticed that FFF had opened a store [...]

Questions to Ask Manufacturers of the Bumper Magic Sticker Printer

For some time now we’ve been dissatisfied with the high prices and low control provided by the print-on-demand bumper sticker service CafePress. We’d much rather make and sell the bumper stickers ourselves. We do sell some stickers that we’ve had a third-party union shop make, but the upfront cost of that is relatively high. We [...]