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And When I Say God, I Mean Me

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church asks you to give to God (c/o Prince of Peace Lutheran Church)

Does God, the almighty omnipotent ruler of the entire universe, really need you to do things for him? Of course not: substitute “Prince of Peace Lutheran Church” for “God” and “him” again. It’s ever so much [...]

Quincy and Charleston Unitarian Universalists Continue Pattern Of Christian Dominance

These UU congregations all promote one particular religion – Christianity – over all others, in just about the same ratio. There’s not just a lack of diversity within Unitarian Universalist congregations. There also seems to be a lack of diversity between congregations. Unitarian Universalism insists that it isn’t promoting any creed, but these results show that it is promoting a particular creed – a special blend consisting mostly of Christianity, with a drop of Buddhism mixed in. [...]

Biggest UU Congregation Reflects UUA Christian Dominance

In Tulsa’s local version of Unitarian Universalism, I found the very same problem I’ve seen elsewhere. Unitarian Universalism claims to be diverse, and claims to be welcoming, but when non-Christians walk through the door, they find themselves left in a corner, ignored at best, and often belittled. [...]

No-tax ultrawealthy megachurch Rick Warren writes: the Poor pay too little in taxes!

When conservative preacher Rick Warren raked in $2.4 million last December for his “Saddleback Church” (an archipelago of high-tech churches, gymnasium courts, restaurants and even a music school sitting on nine campuses of prime California real estate), the church didn’t pay a penny of tax on that income. Saddleback Church is tax-exempt despite its wealth.

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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? [...]