Category Archive: First Amendment

Feb 13 2014

Sixty Years Under God

I don’t know how I missed this–Monday was a big anniversary: Feb. 10, 2014 was the 60th anniversary of the original congressional move in 1954 that added “under God” to the official Pledge of Allegiance, and state lawmakers all over the country have introduced resolutions to mark that unfortunate moment in American history. Given that …

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Jan 29 2014

Pissing Off The Atheists

They took the crosses down, that used to stand at City Hall The took the face of Jesus from its place there on the wall They didn’t leave a single thing—they took them, one and all So I’m hatching up a plan to make them pay! You put a cross in your yard, and I’ll …

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Jan 27 2014

Wait… A Town Is Going To Move Its Cross Without Going To Court?

Though the Christians could say “Batten Down the hatches!” here in Stratton They’ve decided unexpectedly to follow good advice: “You’d do best to cut your losses By distributing the crosses— Maybe put them in some private yards; I’m sure they’d still look nice.” Former Mayor, Fred Abdalla Found removal hard to swallow: “Move our crosses? …

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Jan 16 2014

Just Marking Their Territory

Everywhere the big dog goes, he leaves his little sign Alerting all the other dogs, “This property is mine!” “This is mine, and this is mine, and this and this and this!” He makes a claim of ownership, and seals it with a piss He roams the streets and alleyways, and all around the town …

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Jan 07 2014

Oklahoma Satanist Monument Now Fully Funded

That didn’t take long. As of this posting, they have $20,389 $21,455 of their proposed $20,000. I like commenter Randomfactor’s idea; the statue should have built-in webcam eyes. Maybe a few more bucks… reading the various stories on this proposed statue, there is no shortage of volunteers ready to welcome it with open arms (of …

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Jan 06 2014

Proposed Oklahoma Satanist Monument Is Really Quite Gorgeous

Though they’re looking for permission, They’ve not quite received it yet; But the Satanists’ new statue— The goat-headed Baphomet— Is more stunning than the Decalogue Of simple, stark, black granite By the Oklahoma capitol, The place where they began it If it’s deemed a public forum Baphomet will find a spot Just as public, to …

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Jan 03 2014

Texas (of course) Mayor Declares 2014 “Year Of The Bible)

The Christian mayor of Flower Mound Created a sensation— He searched his soul, and thus felt bound To make a proclamation: This year, he said, would be the year The town would find its way Because they’ll read (he made it clear) The bible every day Each day, he posts a bible verse; They study, …

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Dec 12 2013

Breaking News: Mt. Soledad Cross Must Come Down! (…eventually, perhaps)

Today’s report from San Diego (oh, and read to the end of page 2–there’s a poll!): A San Diego federal judge made a reluctant ruling Thursday that the cross atop Mount Soledad is unconstitutional, although the chances of the La Jolla monument coming down anytime soon are unlikely. The latest ruling by U.S. District Judge …

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Dec 08 2013

Rants And Comments

The Coloradan has a fun opinion piece up, complaining that atheism is becoming the US national religion. It’s a scattershot argument, at once claiming a near 80% Christian majority and demanding protection from persecution, since we are a republic, not a democracy. A fun read. Anyway, I commented there, but I can’t tell whether it …

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Nov 23 2013

“Equality Should Never Be Mistaken For Hostility”

“Some might view a rule against preferential treatment as exhibiting hostility toward religion, but equality should never be mistaken for hostility”—Judge Barbara B. Crabb, FFRF v. Geithner When decades of deference Yield to one’s preference One can’t help but feel one’s virility! As such, abrogation Feels more like castration: Equality feels like hostility! When unequal …

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