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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 [...]

Documented: GOP’s Paul LePage Tries to Run Away from His Creationism

Kay at WhiteNoiseInsanity has nailed a story documenting GOP nominee for Governor of Maine Paul LePage running away from his clearly documented declarations of creationism — both as a personal belief and more importantly as a political stance for inclusion in Maine public schools.

Kay’s transcript misses some passages, so I’ll offer my own [...]

H.Con.Res. 274: Sneaking Religion Under the Door, Damn the First Amendment

This morning brings news of fundamentalists in Queensland Australia sneaking their religion into school instruction, but we needn’t look as far as Australia for evidence of government-based proselytization on the sly.

The United States Constitution is very clear when it comes to the role of religion in American politics. Religion is only mentioned twice in [...]

Meet Paul LePage, Creationist for Governor of Maine

Two weeks ago, the moderator of a Republican gubernatorial debate asked candidate Paul LePage a simple and straightforward question: “Do you believe in creationism, and do you think it should be taught in Maine public schools?” Paul LePage‚Äôs complete answer:

I would say intelligence, uh, the more education you have the more knowledge you have [...]

A Teacher’s Credibility on Religious Proselytization: Establishment of Christian Religion Only

You probably have already heard about the public school science teacher in Mount Vernon, Ohio who’s been documented to have plastered the Ten Commandments on his door, put a Bible on his desk and promoted religious creationism to his students. He’s also been alleged by Mount Vernon public schools and a child in his class [...]