In his latest display of mental gymnastics, Republican candidate for Governor of New York State Carl Paladino has just completed either a disastrously unsuccessful triple lutz or a spot-on bellyflop:
As Governor I will use the power of eminent domain to stop this mosque and make the site a war memorial instead of a monument [...]
This morning brings news of fundamentalists in Queensland Australia sneaking their religion into school instruction, but we needn’t look as far as Australia for evidence of government-based proselytization on the sly.
The United States Constitution is very clear when it comes to the role of religion in American politics. Religion is only mentioned twice in [...]
Dear Sarah Palin:
You have repeatedly issued declarations online asking that “Peaceful New Yorkers, pls refute the Ground Zero mosque plan” and that New York issue “a decision not to allow the building of a mosque.”
Let’s make a quick check of the facts:
1. It’s not “a mosque.” The Cordoba Center will be an [...]
Tea Party Express Chairman Mark Williams has taken to posing for speeches in front of a big enlarged document that starts with the words “We The People.” He might want to try turning around and reading the rest of the words on that document before he opens his mouth again.
Reaction has been strong to [...]
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 [...]
In their platform, the Republicans focus on the ability of government-funded religious bureaucracies to discriminate on the basis of religion. That means, for example, that a government-funded program could fire someone from a government-funded job for refusing to convert to Catholicism. [...]
The news is coming out this morning that Barack Obama plans as president not just to maintain George W. Bush’s program of “faith-based initiatives,” but to expand them. Some historical background: Bush’s program expanded upon previous law, under which churches, mosques, synagogues and wiccan covens could already obtain government funds to run social service programs. [...]
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: there exists within our government a set of people whose aim is to undo the very basis of American government from within. Their last names don’t start with “al-,” and their skin tends toward a pasty shade of pink, so our eyes don’t see them as [...]