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Congressional Prayer Caucus Rejects National Fig Week

The 53 members of the Congressional Prayer Caucus have acted in accordance with their professed Biblical values this year. Not one of them has introduced or supported any legislation to recognize National Fig Week, November 1-7. This is consistent behavior, considering the Biblical condemnation of figs by Jesus of Nazareth in Mark 11 and Matthew [...]

4 Representatives Add End of Year Momentum to Credit Card Bill in Congress

This week, four more representatives in the House added their formal support to H.R. 4300, a bill that would cap credit card interest rates at an annual interest rate of 16%. They are:

Rep. Marcia Fudge [Ohio District 11] Rep. Michael Honda [California District 15] Rep. Thomas Perriello [Virginia District 5] Rep. James Moran [Virginia [...]

Atheist pursues Biblical Law that the Prayer Caucus rejects

Number of passages in the Bible condemning the practice of usury: 5

Percent of members of the Congressional Prayer Caucus who are cosponsors of H.R. 4300, a bill to “amend the Truth in Lending Act to establish a national usury rate for consumer credit card accounts” by capping credit card interest rates at 16%: 1.8%

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Ever Bolder, Prayer Caucus Introduces Bill to Promote Christianity Only in Congress

This fall, the Congressional Prayer Caucus has brought H.R. 3477 to the floor of the House of Representatives. It’s called the CHURCH Act of 2009, and if that isn’t enough to tip you off, consider the acronym when the word CHURCH in the title is all spelled out: the full name of the legislation is [...]

Usury and the Congress: An Atheist is the Most Biblical of All

Number of passages in the Bible condemning the practice of usury: 5

Percent of members of the Congressional Prayer Caucus who are cosponsors of H.R. 1640, a bill “to amend the Truth in Lending Act to protect consumers from usury”: 0%

Percent of avowed atheists in the United States Congress who have cosponsored H.R. 1640: [...]

No Overlap Between House LGBT Caucus and House Prayer Caucus

The Congressional Prayer Caucus and the House LGBT Equality Caucus each has a large number of members. The two caucuses have absolutely no members in common.