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Majority Muslim Town in Michigan Institutes Islamic Call to Prayer at all Town Council Meetings

May 11, 2014 (FP) — After a favorable ruling by a federal judge, the council of the majority-Muslim township of Stewart, Michigan has agreed to continue a practice of beginning all town governmental meetings with an exclusively Islamic call to prayer led by an imam from the Islamic Center of Stewart. Judge Aalim Davis ruled […]

Bill Reilich Tells Non-Christian Citizens Of Greece That They Should Leave Government Hearings

A day after the Greece v. Galloway Supreme Court decision, Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich told non-Christian citizens in the Town of Greece that they could either: 1) Shut up and take part in Christian religious rituals during government meetings, or 2) Get out. […]

The Constitution Stained By Greece, New York

The Supreme Court decision handed down yesterday, Greece v. Galloway, gained my attention because of its subject matter. A thin, all-Christian, 5 to 4 majority of Supreme Court justices ruled that it is not a violation of the First Amendment for the Town of Greece government to compel town citizens to sit through a Christian […]

Muslim Warts Under Scrutiny

The Journal of Religion and Health releases new research this spring asking the all-important question, can prayer by Muslim religious authorities cure warts? With the publication of “Therapeutic Effects of Islamic Intercessory Prayer on Warts” by Turkish academic, government and medical researchers Evren Hoşrik, Aydın E. Cüceloğlu and Seval Erpolat, can we learn the answer?

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Another Nail in the Coffin of Remote Intercessory Prayer

Does prayer really work wonders? Not according to epidemiologst Maria Inês da Rosa.

Da Rosa and her research team published results of a double-blind randomized trial in the Brazilian Journal of Science and Public Health last year. Half of the more than five hundred pregnant women in the trial had their health prayed for […]

Our Destiny As Children Of God Revealed In The U.S. Senate Yesterday

Yesterday, Barry C. Black, the man appointed and paid by the U.S. federal government to be the high priest of the United States Senate, stood on the floor of the Senate and called upon his god to seize control of the legislative body. “Today, equip our Senators to do Your will, helping them to grasp […]

Who Is Charge Of The House of Representatives, Chaplain?

Chaplain Patrick Conroy, you can’t it both ways. Do you want your big spirit in the sky to control members of Congress, or do you want them to think for themselves? […]

National Day Of Prayer Becomes National Day Of Kooky Conspiracy Theories About Satan

The leader of the National Day of Prayer warns that Satan himself is the leader of the marriage equality movement, using little demons, devils and other evil spirits to communicate with lesbian and gay activists, and give them their satanic marching orders. […]

We Could Pray For The Election, Or We Could…

Pray For The Election is an organization encouraging Americans to engage in “spiritual warfare”, in the hope that whoever is inaugurated as President in January will work “for the furthering of the gospel.”

I suppose that we could pray for the election. We also could…

…boil pasta for the election, at the rate of 10,000 […]

Congress, Family Circus And The Impotence Of Prayer

Did Patrick J. Conroy’s prayer come true, or was his religious ceremony in Congress on Friday impotent? […]

Mike McIntyre Uses Prayer As A Pose For Power

Congressman Mike McIntyre doesn’t care enough about prayer to center his own life around the practice, so what right does he have to lecture to the rest of us about how we’re not praying enough? […]