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What kind of an Organization is Life Choices? Does it belong in your Public School?

This morning, I read in the Bangor Daily News and at WGME that Pastor Debbie Phillips of an organization called “Life Choices” was brought to the public middle and high schools of Biddeford, Maine. What happened, what kind of an organization is Life Choices, and does it belong in your public school?

What happened in [...]

What’s the Harm?

As the revealed extent of indiscriminate surveillance and data mining by the U.S. government slowly deepens and widens, the old Cold War defense is rearing its head again: “If you don’t have anything to hide, you don’t have anything to fear.” There are all sorts of broad philosophical problems with that kind of argument, but [...]

RC is the New PC: Religious Correctness Police Go After Six Flags

You know, there’s this line. Some people recognize the line, and some people don’t. On one side of the line is your head and everything that goes on inside it. On the other side lie all the other heads. Some people grasp that they can try to control what goes on in their own heads, [...]

Breaking News: Sarah Palin Apparently Watched Video of Muthee Witch Hunt Before Taking Stage To Pray With Muthee For the Demolition of the Separation of Church and State

Yes, I know it’s a long headline. That’s because it’s news that makes a connection between three events.

1. First, the new revelation: the Associated Press reports today that Sarah Palin seems to have written in a 2000 letter about watching a video of Thomas Muthee. In the video, Thomas Muthee brags about running a [...]

Rally in Denver for the Separation of Church and State, 9/28/08

As the recently revealed Muthee-Palin sermon reveals, there are people out there trying to turn our secular democracy into a Christian theocracy — people whose ties may lead them to the White House. It’s not just the Republican Party to which I refer; last month in Denver, the Democratic Party excluded non-religious Americans from its [...]

Ralph Nader Speaks on God’s Will

Shortly after 1:00 pm today, I had the opportunity to ask presidential candidate Ralph Nader a question before a public appearance in Columbus, Ohio. Considering that candidates left and right have been disclosing the role of God’s will in their rise to power, I thought I’d ask him to share whether God had told him [...]

Ralph Nader Speaks on God's Will

Shortly after 1:00 pm today, I had the opportunity to ask presidential candidate Ralph Nader a question before a public appearance in Columbus, Ohio. Considering that candidates left and right have been disclosing the role of God’s will in their rise to power, I thought I’d ask him to share whether God had told him [...]

When Democrats Agree to Inject Religion in Politics, Religions Fight Over Which One

The backlash was inevitable.

Last week, the Democratic Party filled its quadrennial convention with references to gods, appeals to gods and even the claim that gods are working for the Democrats. Well, that’s not entirely accurate; actually, all of the many references to gods during the Democratic National Convention were references to one, single, provincial [...]