The state-sponsored Christian Reverend Patrick J. Conroy, who is appointed by the federal government but never opens Congress in anything other than a Christian ritual, was at his usual antics again yesterday. He began the day of the U.S. House of Representatives by speaking loudly
Text of H.Res. 399, introduced by Rep. Walter Jones (NC): Text of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution: Whereas the United States of America was founded upon Judeo-Christian principles, and even today many Americans believe that our strength comes from these principles; Whereas
There are many right-wing Christian thinkers in America who support the Republican congressional bills S. 1598 and H.R. 2802, which would allow a government worker to use the power of his or her office to withhold services and legal rights from people, so long as the government worker proclaims
Congressional Bill Creates Special Right to Break the Law and Persecute Others, Only for those with Right-Wing Religion
60% of the Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives and 69% of the Republican members of the U.S. Senate are acting to narrowly protect people who use hold religious beliefs and use a combination of those religious beliefs and their government positions to
Listen to the words and read the signs of the protesters supporting government official Kim Davis in her insistence upon taking away same-sex couples’ marriage rights and it becomes clear what the basis for their position is. “It’s about God. That’s the main important thing.” “God’s
Republican presidential candidate Bobby Jindal on people who want to impose Islamic legal standards on Americans: “We do insist that folks should not come into our country and use the freedoms we give them to undermine the freedoms we grant to everybody. So in other
Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee on people who want to impose Islamic religious law in the United States: “We live in a country where people are free to be Muslim. They’re not free, however, to impose a Muslim law as if it were civil law.”
The Congressional Prayer Caucus is a group of members of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate who are interested in maintaining government sponsorship of religious prayer, and who are organized to “use the legislative process – both through sponsorship of affirmative legislation and
Big Gods Followed Development of Big Societies, Rather Than Building Them, Suggests Cross Cultural Study
When theocratic politicians preach at us that we all have to believe in God, to prevent our own society from falling apart, they’re telling a just-so story. We live in a democracy. We set up our society ourselves.
Ted Cruz believes that freedom of religion in the United States means freedom to worship his own god, but accuses Americans who want to be free from Christian prohibitions of waging jihad.
Republicans like Ted Cruz have ignored the second part of John Winthrop’s metaphor of the emerging American nation as a shining city on a hill. Winthrop’s shining city was a much a warning as it was a prideful prophecy of American Exceptionalism.