“Religious beliefs aren’t reasonable!”
So said Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on October 7, 2014 — and he said it as if this was a compliment.
Really, I’m not kidding. You can listen to Justice Scalia utter these words himself, in his questioning during arguments in the Holt v. Hobbs case this month: in […]
Yesterday, we learned that Americans Elect had applied for permission from the state of Michigan to collect petition signatures to gain ballot access for the 2012 elections. Americans Elect’s overarching goal: to have its own candidates for President and Vice President placed on the 2012 ballot in all 50 states.
Today, the helpful folks at […]
Transparency shouldn’t be opaque.
For the life of me, I haven’t been able to find a current list of campaign finance websites covering local political donations in the 50 states of the USA. The best I could find was an old list helpfully compiled by the Campaign Disclosure Project. It’s a good start, but it […]
Looking at data on federally-organized political action committees and Section 527 groups that identify themselves as part of the “Tea Party” movement, we’ve discovered that such openly-disclosed grassroots groups have levels of activity too low to account for the highly visible “Tea Party” activity seen splayed across the national media. Indeed, most of them are […]
With Sarah Palin in the audience watching, Thomas Muthee delivered a sermon to the Wasilla Assemblies of God on October 11, 2005. The subject of the sermon: why Sarah Palin should be elected Governor of Alaska. Muthee’s number four reason for supporting Sarah Palin’s candidacy (transcription of video):
Number three, or number four, it’s the […]
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 […]
It’s a matter of law: non-profit organizations, including churches, must refrain “from directly or indirectly participating in, or intervening in, any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for elective public office” so long as they wish to be exempt from taxation for the large number of government services they receive.
The Pilgrim Baptist Church burned down in Chicago in 2006. That’s sad. But is it the responsibility of government in America to rebuild churches? It’s pretty clearly not. The first amendment to the United States Constitution declares that the government shall not establish religion, and the government actually building a church is as close to […]