Alan Keyes came to Spring Arbor University here in Michigan the other day and delivered one of his standard rambling speeches about how the whole country is going to go to hell if we don’t become the theocracy that he mistakenly believes it was from the beginning.
Category Archive: Church and State
Apr 15 2013
Apr 15 2013
Here’s another perfect example of Christian privilege. A state legislator in North Carolina had an email exchange with a constituent about prayer before legislative meetings and claimed that it was important to protect the “religious freedom” of Christians to pray then, but to let a Muslim pray would be supporting terrorism.
Apr 12 2013
I was on my friend Jeremiah Bannister’s Paleoradio show this week talking about Gary North being in charge of developing the Ron Paul Curriculum, to be used primarily by homeschoolers, and he brought up a very interesting question? How are they going to treat the question of America’s founding and Christianity?
Apr 11 2013
Here’s a very disturbing survey result. Nearly one-third of Americans, according to a recent poll, would support making Christianity the official religion of their state or the entire country — and a far higher percentage of Republicans.
Apr 09 2013
Louisiana State. Rep. Katrina Jackson — a Democrat, for crying out loud — has proposed legislation to have students recite the Lord’s Prayer every morning in that state’s public schools. It’s “voluntary,” for anyone who wants to make themselves a pariah and a target for abuse. HB 660:
Apr 08 2013
In Louisiana last year, Christian right legislators were shocked — shocked! — to find out that if you give vouchers to parents to send their kids to private schools, money could go to Muslim schools too. Now their counterparts in Tennessee are trying to figure out how to avoid that.
Apr 05 2013
A very interesting development in the case of an Ohio school with a large portrait of Jesus in the halls. The school’s insurance company has voided its liability policy in the case, presumably because they know it’s a losing fight in the courts, and the school now says it will take the picture down.
Apr 05 2013
A group of Republican legislators in North Carolina have submitted a bill that would declare that the Establishment Clause does not apply to state and local actions and therefore they are free to establish an official state religion if they so choose. I really wish I was kidding. HJR 494 reads:
Apr 04 2013
Chuck Norris has devoted his last two Worldnutdaily columns (1,2) to providing 36 examples of the alleged “religious liberty assault” going on in America. Predictably, most of them have nothing to do with religious liberty but are really about not allowing religious impositions or establishments. To wit:
Apr 03 2013
Bishop Harry Jackson, the absolutely deranged anti-gay bigot, was part of an interfaith panel on CBS News talking about religious freedom and other issues. Jackson delivered the tired old line about Christianity being the basis for the nation’s founding and for the entire concept of religious liberty.
Apr 01 2013
Pennsylvania Republican Rep. Timothy Krieger has introduced a bill to prohibit plaintiffs from filing church/state lawsuits anonymously. The bill is HB 922 and he sent a memo to his fellow Republicans asking them to co-sponsor the bill, using irrelevant and provincial arguments.
Mar 25 2013
The 9th Amendment is my favorite provision in the Constitution because it establishes the idea that the scope of individual rights is essentially limitless (which is not the same thing as saying that there can be no limit on those rights, only that it is impossible to make a list of all the rights a …
Mar 20 2013
Remember that lawsuit over a picture of Jesus at a school in Ohio? Well the school has now moved the picture from the middle school to the high school, apparently at the request of the Christian student group whose ancestors donated the picture to the school decades ago.
Mar 19 2013
One thing you can be certain of when dealing with someone from the Christian right is that they have swallowed a whole bunch of lie about the ACLU, lies that are repeated like a mantra in wingnut circles. Bradlee Dean repeats all the usual lies in his latest Worldnutaily column. He starts with a list …
Mar 19 2013
BBC News has an interesting article with information that, with all the study I’ve done of Thomas Jefferson, I had never come across before. One of the influences on him when it came to religious and political liberty was Cyrus, the Persian king who conquered Babylonia in the sixth century BC.