A regular visitor to Irregular Times writes to us to protest the words we use to describe Republican Party presidential front-runner Donald Trump. When I say Donald Trump is “pro-censorship,” Korky Day calls that “libel” — in other words, a damaging statement about Donald Trump
When Donald Trump talks about his plans to use the federal government to “save Christianity once and for all”, he is talking about a plan to overturn the Constitution and end democracy in the United States of America. Now that Donald Trump has made his intention to seize the U.S. federal government and convert it into a central authority over Americans’ religious lives, Americans need to ask themselves whether it is more important to them to push one form of Christianity on other Americans, or to preserve their democracy.
Text of H.Res. 399, introduced by Rep. Walter Jones (NC): Text of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution: Whereas the United States of America was founded upon Judeo-Christian principles, and even today many Americans believe that our strength comes from these principles; Whereas
60% of the Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives and 69% of the Republican members of the U.S. Senate are acting to narrowly protect people who use hold religious beliefs and use a combination of those religious beliefs and their government positions to
In the news: Feagin County Sheriff Paul Cousins announced that under his orders, police officers will begin issuing tickets against all citizens who drive motor vehicles in his jurisdiction. A member of the Amish religious community, Cousins explained that he felt driving a car would
Yesterday, the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries ruled that a bakery in Gresham, Oregon must pay $135,000 to a lesbian couple for refusing to make them a wedding cake. You can read the ruling for yourself right here. Some salient facts: Gresham, Oregon is a
Whoops! Darn it, my mistake. Again? Why do I keep hitting the wrong key? I meant to post a funny picture of Garfield wearing a hipster sweater and making a remark about the size of the latest NASA budget. Trying again… I swear this was
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
“… as New York Braces For More Demonstrations Over Eric Garner…” These are the words I heard yesterday as I listed to National Public Radio news, in a story regarding the death of Eric Garner, an unarmed black man choked at the hands of the
Patrick J. Conroy, the official high priest of the U.S. House of Representatives, prays to his god to preserve American freedom, but the first freedom of our Bill of Rights is the guarantee of the Separation of Church and State, of which Conroy’s position and Conroy’s government-established prayer is a flagrant violaton.
Psst... what kind of person doesn't support pacifism?