Donald Trump vowed to destroy the separation of church and state

What would overturning this law mean for politics in America? [Read more…]

Book Review: Necessary Trouble is the left’s new revolutionary masterpiece

If someone told you that the Tea Party and the Occupy movement (or the factions of the left most still associated with their causes) have the same goals, you may scoff at them, maybe even laugh in their face. [Read more…]

Republicans vote down spending bill because it included banning LGBTQ discrimination

Republicans hate the LGBTQ community and are consistently fighting to make it legal across the country to discriminate against LGBTQ individuals under the guise of “religious freedom.” [Read more…]

Should the government ban invocations and religious displays on public land?

Public squares, capitol rotundas, and city council chambers belong to everyone. If anywhere should represent the views of the community, it is in those places. [Read more…]

44 percent of Republicans favor a Christian theocracy according to a new survey

A new PPP Survey reveals that 44 percent of Republicans favor making Christianity the official religion of the United States. While that is not a huge surprise, it becomes more frightening when you realize only 53 percent of Democrats and Republicans combined oppose the idea.

That is because 28 percent of Democrats said they favor a Christian theocracy. That number is shockingly high for the liberal US party. [Read more…]

Neil deGrasse Tyson says religious-based governance is the end of democracy

Online tabloid Salon has a new exclusive interview with Neil deGrasse Tyson in which he states in no uncertain terms that democracy ends when people start bringing their own personally held beliefs in governance. [Read more…]

Church charity should never be a replacement for socialized programs

Socialism is one of the most popular political words of our time. It also seems to be one of the most misunderstood and misused.

In a thoughtful piece by Benjamin L. Corey over on the Patheos blog Formerly Fundie. Corey discusses why America is not a socialist country and the moral failure of the church to take care of the vulnerable, calling it the churches job to do so. [Read more…]

Washington Times columnist says Common Core is an ‘Islamic Infiltration Of America’

The Washington Times is a hotbed of conspiracy theory nuts, in fact I had a spat with them last year during the Cosmos series when they believes the show was nothing more than a left-wing conspiracy.

Now it seems as though they wish to take on Common Core as an educational standard. The Washington Times published a piece back on April 7, by Fox News Radio analyst Bethany Blankley titled, “Common Core ties to Libya, Qatar, Saudi Arabia,” in which she claims that Common Core standards are an “Islamic Infiltration Of America.” [Read more…]

Ron Paul is a conspiracy theorist who believes the government knew about 9/11

Former Congressman Ron Paul has officially joined the ranks as a 9/11 truther. A guest on Money and Markets, the former presidential candidate said: “I’ve come to the conclusion that all government commissions are designed to protect the government. … I believe that if we ever get the full truth [about 9/11], we’ll find out [Read More…]