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Walter Jones Favors Free Speech for Politicking Churches, Opposes Free Speech for Protesters

Yesterday, I noted that North Carolina Republican Representative Walter Jones had introduced legislation (H.R. 153) that would let churches start entering political campaigns without losing their special tax-exempt status. Jones terms it a “free speech” issue.

Today, I learned that Rep. Jones is a sponsor of legislation that would make it possible to toss protesters […]

A Shift Toward Light: At Least for Now, Diwali Eclipses Christianity in the 114th Congress

It was not too long ago that the United States Congress was saturated with bills proclaiming the United States to be a Christian nation or trying to force Christian prayer into public schools. Members of Congress like Texas Republican Louie Gohmert put forward their bills like the CHURCH Act (Congressional Hope for Uniform Recognition of […]

What kind of an Organization is Life Choices? Does it belong in your Public School?

This morning, I read in the Bangor Daily News and at WGME that Pastor Debbie Phillips of an organization called “Life Choices” was brought to the public middle and high schools of Biddeford, Maine. What happened, what kind of an organization is Life Choices, and does it belong in your public school?

What happened in […]

Memo to the Catholic Church: When You Insert Your Religion Into Politics, You Open Your Religion to Questions

Anti-Catholic! Outbursts! Hatred!

Writers for the Catholic Church in America have been waving their hands in dismay at “attacks” on their religion. In their minds, criticisms over the activities of the Catholic Church are “attacks” that are inappropriate in American society and to be squelched. But criticism of the Catholic Church doesn’t occur in a […]

Nemitz Peels Back Facade of Stand for Marriage Maine

In a careful and thorough column, Bill Nemitz uncovers some interesting information about Marc Mutty, the organization called Stand for Marriage Maine, and their effort to put an end to marriage equality in Maine in a referendum this fall:

* Marc Mutty has two jobs: as Director of Public Affairs for the Roman Catholic Diocese […]

No Overlap Between House LGBT Caucus and House Prayer Caucus

The Congressional Prayer Caucus and the House LGBT Equality Caucus each has a large number of members. The two caucuses have absolutely no members in common.

Breaking News: Sarah Palin Apparently Watched Video of Muthee Witch Hunt Before Taking Stage To Pray With Muthee For the Demolition of the Separation of Church and State

Yes, I know it’s a long headline. That’s because it’s news that makes a connection between three events.

1. First, the new revelation: the Associated Press reports today that Sarah Palin seems to have written in a 2000 letter about watching a video of Thomas Muthee. In the video, Thomas Muthee brags about running a […]

Rally in Denver for the Separation of Church and State, 9/28/08

As the recently revealed Muthee-Palin sermon reveals, there are people out there trying to turn our secular democracy into a Christian theocracy — people whose ties may lead them to the White House. It’s not just the Republican Party to which I refer; last month in Denver, the Democratic Party excluded non-religious Americans from its […]

Transcript of Thomas Muthee’s Sermon Endorsing Sarah Palin as plan to “Invade” and “Infiltrate” Government

Thomas Muthee is the man who engineered a movement to arrest, death-threat and hound out of town a woman he called a witch because there were car accidents near her house.

Thomas Muthee is the pastor who declared in a sermon that “The violent take it by force. People that have spiritual backbones are the […]

Transcript of Thomas Muthee's Sermon Endorsing Sarah Palin as plan to "Invade" and "Infiltrate" Government

Thomas Muthee is the man who engineered a movement to arrest, death-threat and hound out of town a woman he called a witch because there were car accidents near her house.

Thomas Muthee is the pastor who declared in a sermon that “The violent take it by force. People that have spiritual backbones are the […]

Transcript: Thomas Muthee Speaks to Sarah Palin on Putting God in Charge of our Educational System

With Sarah Palin in the audience watching, Thomas Muthee delivered a sermon to the Wasilla Assemblies of God on October 11, 2005. The subject of the sermon: why Sarah Palin should be elected Governor of Alaska. Muthee’s number four reason for supporting Sarah Palin’s candidacy (transcription of video):

Number three, or number four, it’s the […]