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Maybe it Works Better in German

Achtung

In an homage to a mock-German sign that I remember from the early personal computer days, this is a stern demand (in a very stern font) that people keep their meddling hands off the First Amendment. [Read more...]

Religion in Public Schools: What Does the First Amendment Allow?

Lemon Sherbert—oddly relevant to questions about the First Amendment

What do you do when faced with a law that seems to be ignorant of the First Amendment? Here is a brief primer on how religious freedom applies in public schools. [Read more...]

Word of the Day: Public Square

This term has two meanings, and politicians (deliberately?) conflate them to imagine a problem where none exists. [Read more...]

Conference Notes

Here are some thoughts after a weekend freethought conference [Read more...]

Pastors Speak Their Mind (and Flout the Rules)

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...]

National Day of Actually DOING Something

Prayer is easy. Doing something is hard. Let’s be adults and realize that prayer does nothing more than make people feel good. Wouldn’t a National Day of Actually DOING Something be more effective than a National Day of Prayer? [Read more...]

Maybe it Works Better in German

In an homage to a mock-German sign that I remember from the early personal computer days, this is a stern demand (in a very stern font) that people keep their meddling hands off the First Amendment. [Read more...]

Marriage vs. Religious Freedom

A recent document from conservative Christians declared that the legalization of same-sex marriage would impose unfair burdens on them by barring discrimination against same-sex couples. After U.S. laws against mixed-race marriage were overturned in 1967, do you supposed the church complained in the same way, that they would no longer be able to discriminate against marriages that they didn’t like? [Read more...]


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