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Church Civil Disobedience: Pulpit Freedom Sunday

Part of a Norwegian manuscript discovered in about 1700.

Nonprofit status comes with strings attached, and one of those is that pastors must not advocate for one candidate over another. This quid pro quo seems oppressive to some, and they have organized civil disobedience against it. [Read more...]

Ten Commandments Have no Role in Public

Ten Commandments

Few Americans can list the Ten Commandments, but so what? What is their relevance in modern society? [Read more...]

Are Churches More Like Charities or Country Clubs?

Judas receives money from the Sanhedrin (painting on the ceiling of 18th century church Guanajuato, Mexico)

We can tell charities from country clubs by their financial statements. Charities do good works with most of their income; country clubs don’t. Which one is more like a typical church? [Read more...]

Church Accountability

church finances

Senator Grassley was largely ignored by six ministries when he asked for information about their operations four years ago. What are they hiding? [Read more...]

What Do Churches Have to Hide?

IRS Form 990

U.S. nonprofits are required to disclose their financial information to the public. It’s a contract—the Internal Revenue Service gives them nonprofit status, and in return they prove that they’re spending that money wisely. This applies to all nonprofits except churches. Isn’t that odd? It’s almost like they have something to hide. [Read more...]

Greece v. Galloway: How This Will Play Out

Town of Greece v. Galloway atheism

The Supremes handed down a surprising decision that permits prayers city council meetings. I think we know how this will work in practice, and I think there’s cause for optimism. [Read more...]

Atheist Monument Critique: Ten Commandments and Ten Punishments

Moses receives the Ten Commandments (France, 2010)

A Christian contrarian is unhappy with a new atheist monument on public property. See how well his attack supports the Ten Commandments and the associated punishments. [Read more...]

Atheist Monument Critique: Founding Father Freethinkers

New atheist monument on public land in Starke, Florida

A Christian contrarian is unhappy with a new atheist monument on public property. See how well his attack stands up to quotes from three founding fathers: Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and Benjamin Franklin. [Read more...]

Atheist Monument Critique: Madalyn Murray O’Hair

Atheist activist Madalyn Murray O’Hair

A Christian contrarian is unhappy with a new atheist monument on public property. See how well his attack stands up to the quote by Madalyn Murray O’Hair, founder of American Atheists. [Read more...]

Church/State Separation—Where Is the Line?

Ten Commandments monument on government property in Starke, FL

What is the attraction of putting Christian propaganda on public property? American Atheists recently put up a monument in response to a six-ton Ten Commandments on government property. One Christian attacked the monument; let’s critique. [Read more...]


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