Politifact Refutes Rumor That ACLU Sought To Remove Crosses From Military Headstones

Of course by now we should all know not to believe anything we read in chain e-mails, but since they still show up with hysterical claims rather frequently, it always helps to have facts on hand for those who send them to us.

So, here is Politifact’s investigation of the chain e-mail claim that “The ACLU has filed a suit to have all military cross-shaped headstones removed” with a thorough refutation that led to their classifying the rumor as a “pants on fire” lie.

Just another instance of good old fashioned, red-blooded-American lying for Jesus.

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Dr. Daniel Fincke  has his PhD in philosophy from Fordham University and spent 11 years teaching in college classrooms. He wrote his dissertation on Ethics and the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche. On Camels With Hammers, the careful philosophy blog he writes for a popular audience, Dan argues for atheism and develops a humanistic ethical theory he calls “Empowerment Ethics”. Dan also teaches affordable, non-matriculated, video-conferencing philosophy classes on ethics, Nietzsche, historical philosophy, and philosophy for atheists that anyone around the world can sign up for. (You can learn more about Dan’s online classes here.) Dan is an APPA  (American Philosophical Practitioners Association) certified philosophical counselor who offers philosophical advice services to help people work through the philosophical aspects of their practical problems or to work out their views on philosophical issues. (You can read examples of Dan’s advice here.) Through his blogging, his online teaching, and his philosophical advice services each, Dan specializes in helping people who have recently left a religious tradition work out their constructive answers to questions of ethics, metaphysics, the meaning of life, etc. as part of their process of radical worldview change.


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