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Buddy Roemer And The Church Secrets Of The Republican Party

Buddy Roemer seems to think that active church membership should be a requirement for the Republican presidential nomination. If that’s the case, he ought to look at the attitudes expressed by the key founding member of the Republican Party: Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln often avoided going to church for long periods of time because he felt uncomfortable in church. [...]

Good Without God Billboard Removed from Columbus… After Church Objects

The Freedom From Religion Foundation got all the details right when it posted a billboard featuring the friendly face of Dylan Galos in Columbus, Ohio. The billboard, which featured the words “I can be good without God,” wasn’t posted on public land or with public money — it was placed on private property using privately [...]

Why Are The Actively Religious More Plump?

Why would people who go to church often be obese more often than people who don’t? [...]

Church Interferes in Election, Withholds Tax Money

Increasingly, churches are openly campaigning for political candidates, serving as political party organizations, and keeping their tax exempt status anyway. [...]

Journalists turn Quran-Burning Transcription Fodder into a Conversation

The Obama administration revealed late Tuesday that is prepared to unveil a new blah de blah initiative in the upcoming weeks despite the pressures of the oncoming congressional election season. “Blah de blah blah blah, blah blah de blah,” Defense Undersecretary Blahford Blahdepants explained in a press briefing. “Blah de blah blah, blah blah, blah [...]

Petraeus Remark on Florida Church Religious Activity Sends a Message

The International Security Assistance Force commander released comments today by David Petraeus, speaking in his capacity as a U.S. General and head of ISAF in Afghanistan. Asked a question about the plans of a church in Florida to burn a Quran in a few days, Petraeus responded with the following:

It could endanger troops and [...]

Republican Site Shows Americans Want Churches Taxed

A solid majority of America Speaking Out participants support the taxation of churches. So, will the Republican Party start promoting it, or is America Speaking Out just a marketing gimmick? [...]

Pastor John Piper Clams Up About God’s Will As Tornado Destroys Baptist Church in Arkansas

Last summer, a small tornado caused minor damage to the steeple of a Lutheran church that had embraced equal rights for gays and lesbians. Baptist Pastor John Piper saw opportunity. Pastor Piper promptly wrote and shared a 625-word essay to his followers declaring that the tornado was an expression of God’s wrath against gay people [...]

John Piper Clams Up About God As Tornado Hits Baptist Church in Mississippi

When a minor F0 tornado hit a church where gay rights activists had met last summer, Baptist preacher John Piper promptly wrote a 625-word essay explaining to his followers how the tornado was the expression of God’s wrath against gay people. Piper declared that “Jesus Christ controls the wind, including all tornados,” that God will [...]

Corrupt Mixture of Business, Government and Religion

Even if you’re willing to accept the diminished moral vision that the end justifies the means, the end consequence of the National Day of Prayer seems to be corrupt and unworthy in itself. [...]

The Money-Driven Life

Dishonesty, bigotry, greed, waste, and an inability to accept responsibility. If those are the elements of his “Purpose-Drive Life”, I can understand why attendance at Rick Warren’s Saddleback Church is dwindling as of late. [...]