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Catholic Vote Wants To Spread Natural Marriage

Catholic Vote wants more natural marriage, but does that mean more marriages with whole food diets, or more marriages where people decide they don’t need to go through the artifice of religious ceremonies? […]

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 […]

Does the Christian God Perform Miracles for Christians regarding Cancer?

On our webpage describing the cancer related “Matthew 4 Protocol” cancer cure scam by “naturopathic doctor” Mark Stengler, Rosemary Gibson leaves this comment:

“Oh my, these people. It is very clear to me what they are saying as far as Matt. 4. God IS our Healer. Fasting with prayer, (proper fasting) and TRUST in him […]

Pastor Calvin V. French Delivers Political Speech In The US Senate Advocating Theocracy

Calvin V. French, Pastor of the Community of Christ Church, called it a prayer, but it was clearly a political speech, castigating U.S. senators to place themselves under the authority of Christian religious authorities. He lectured, standing on the very center of the United States Senate this week, “Almighty God, we come as children in […]

Thanks For This Terrible World, You Loving God, Says Chaplain Patrick Conroy

Yesterday, the House of Representatives witnessed a twisting knot of self-contradiction from Reverend Patrick J. Conroy, the government-established, First Amendment busting, Chaplain of the lower house of Congress. Chaplain Conroy prayed:

“Loving God, we give You thanks for giving us another day.”

Thanks to God, for another day. Well, that’s positive, isn’t it? God loves […]

Jesus Cares? Help is Just a Prayer Away?

That’s what roadside church signs tell me on my drive through central Maine today:

There are a lot of good people suffering in the world. Jesus (and God the Father of whom Jesus is supposed to be one mysterious aspect) are supposed to omniscient and omnipotent. If they exist and they care about […]

Holy Hypocrisy in the U.S. Congress

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. […]

Theological Whiplash In Congress From Alisa Lasater-Wailoo

Far be it from us to object, when Reverend Alisa Lasater-Wailoo promised her chosen divine being that Congress would “obey Your commands”, through the power of supernatural intervention in the politicians’ brains that would “make us obedient”. […]

Beaten Down By Government Prayer? Use Your Allies.

May has been a depressing month for freedom of religion and separation of church and state in America. With the Greece v. Galloway Supreme Court decision handed down this month, local and state governments are expanding their efforts to use officially established religious rituals as political tools for maintaining control and bullying dissent into silence. […]

The Problematic Prayer Of Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld

The U.S. Government God is a god of war, and Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld is all too happy to be its priest. […]

Tennessee Church Blasts Non-Christian Public School Kids As The Enemy

Parents have written messages to the school district and to the Germantown Baptist Church complaining about the preacher’s conduct, but there is little hope of preventing similar incidents in the future. After all, the Supreme Court has ruled that such coercive denigration of non-Christians at events held by local governments is a valuable American “tradition”. […]