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Prayer Hasn’t Worked so well for States Legislatively Obsessed with Prayer

So far this year, legislators in the following U.S. states have introduced bills using government power to promote prayer:

Arizona Illinois Iowa Kentucky Minnesota Nevada South Carolina Tennessee Texas Virginia West Virginia

According to U.S. Census data for 2013 (the most recent year for which data is available), these states have:

a lower share of […]

No, I Haven’t Said a Little Prayer for Virginia Tech Victims

“I don’t think there is an American who hasn’t stopped today and said a little prayer for the victims of the Virginia Tech shootings.” — Charles Gibson during the Clinton-Obama debate of April 16, 2008

Well, you might think so, Mr. Gibson. But you’d be wrong. Not every American says prayers. I don’t, and even […]