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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? [...]

Kansas House Speaker Presents Test Of The Power Of Prayer

Schlingensiepen and McCollough are themselves pursuing a nasty path of Christian theocracy as they state that it is unacceptable for anyone in public office to “abuse” the Bible, to cite their holy text in a way that they don’t approve of. That’s establishing a religious test for public office, which is specifically prohibited by the Constitution. [...]

Ricky Perry Would Amend The Constitution To Reiterate Right Of Prayer

Rick Perry has proposed a constitutional amendment to give public school students the right to pray, but they already have that right. There is no ban on public school prayer by students. The only thing schools and students aren’t allowed to do is to force anyone to pray. [...]

Christians And Secular Americans Against Rick Perry

Let secular Americans and reasonable Christians make common cause – and oppose the political ambitions of Governor Rick Perry. [...]

Rick Perry Tries To Organize Governors’ Revolt Against the Constitution

Rick Perry’s attempt to organize a theocratic rebellion of state governments against the First Amendment of the Constitution 1) attempts to deny citizens’ equal protection under the law; 2) attempts to violate citizens constitutional right to freedom of religion; 3) attempts to create a government establishment of religion. It’s a thorough and blatant rebellion against America’s constitutional government. [...]

101st Way to Exasperate a Liberal: Skirt NonReligious Meeting Laws and Arrest Those Who take Them Seriously

School board administrators in Polk County, Florida have had a hard time keeping their religion out of the public schools. Last spring, a God-themed banner was placed outside one of its elementary schools, and last fall a Polk County citizen complained of persistent opening prayers at school board meetings dominated by Christian clergy and references [...]

Intercessory Prayer Science Goes Quiet after Rejection of God Hypothesis

You may recall that a few years ago, there was a certain degree of excitement in some religious circles over the imminent publication of research findings regarding the effect of “intercessory prayer” (prayer at a distance) on health. The God Hypothesis, popular in a number of religious communities, predicts that people praying at a distance [...]