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Leslie Kern and Eric Williams Help Launch Resistance to Church-State Breech

The following are remarks made by Leslie Kern and Rev. Eric Williams at the North Congregational United Church of Christ in Columbus, Ohio on September 8, 2008 as part of the announcement of formal legal complaints to the IRS against the Alliance Defense Fund (ADF) for their organizing of the “Pulpit Freedom Sunday” on September […]

Ralph Nader Speaks on God's Will

Shortly after 1:00 pm today, I had the opportunity to ask presidential candidate Ralph Nader a question before a public appearance in Columbus, Ohio. Considering that candidates left and right have been disclosing the role of God’s will in their rise to power, I thought I’d ask him to share whether God had told him […]

Ralph Nader Speaks on God’s Will

Shortly after 1:00 pm today, I had the opportunity to ask presidential candidate Ralph Nader a question before a public appearance in Columbus, Ohio. Considering that candidates left and right have been disclosing the role of God’s will in their rise to power, I thought I’d ask him to share whether God had told him […]

When Democrats Agree to Inject Religion in Politics, Religions Fight Over Which One

The backlash was inevitable.

Last week, the Democratic Party filled its quadrennial convention with references to gods, appeals to gods and even the claim that gods are working for the Democrats. Well, that’s not entirely accurate; actually, all of the many references to gods during the Democratic National Convention were references to one, single, provincial […]

Dumb Idea of 2008: Mix Religion With Presidential Campaigns

The conspicuous use of religion by the presidential campaigns hasn’t helped the candidates who have done it. It’s hurt them. Please, in 2012, let’s not repeat this tawdry little faith-based experiment. Let’s return to talking about presidential candidates’ policies instead of their prayers. […]