Beck, Barton Create Apprenticeships in Lying

Glenn Beck and David Barton are teaming up to create apprenticeship programs for college students about God and American history. In other words, they're going to teach college kids all the lies they spew constantly about that subject. … [Read more...]

Barton Again Claims the Constitution Quotes the Bible

Professional liar David Barton is once again telling his most outrageous lie of all, that the Constitution is taken "word for word" from the Bible. He says it's very convincing to pastors, but he should try convincing actual educated people about it. … [Read more...]

Klingenschmitt’s Cluelessness on Religious Tests for Office

Our old friend Gordon Klingenschmitt regularly exposes his total ignorance on practically every issue and the latest is on religious tests for office. He claims that because Trump's nominee to be Army Secretary was criticized for some of his beliefs, that is an unconstitutional religious test for office. … [Read more...]

Barton Repeats Perhaps His Biggest Lie of All

David Barton lies. A lot. He does it professionally and he does it audaciously. But I would argue that his single biggest lie, which he repeats constantly, is that you'll find "almost verbatim wording in many clauses of the Constitution to passages in the Bible." He repeated it yet again last week and cited the infamous Lutz study to support it: … [Read more...]

FFRF Files Suit Over Trump’s ‘Religious Freedom’ Executive Order

My friends at the Freedom From Religion Foundation have already filed a federal lawsuit challenging Trump's executive order pretending to support "religious freedom" by ostensibly, but not really, loosening the restrictions on politicking known as the Johnson Amendment. … [Read more...]

Trump’s Empty ‘Religious Freedom’ Executive Order

As expected, Trump signed an executive order on "religious freedom" on Thursday, but it does pretty much nothing. It instructs the IRS not to crack down on churches that are actively involved in politics, which the IRS has virtually never actually done. … [Read more...]

KY Governor Signs Bill to Create Public School Bible Class

Kentucky Gov. Matt Blevin signed a bill into law that requires the state to develop a curriculum for a Bible course. Two courses, actually, one for the Old Testament and one for the New Testament. It would be an elective class in public schools. The bill: … [Read more...]

Anne Graham Lotz is Confused About History

Billy Graham's daughter Anne Graham Lotz is confused about a lot of things, but let's start with American history. In an interview to discuss her leading of the National Day of Prayer, she delivered the usual litany of fake Christian nation history that has been debunked again and again. … [Read more...]

Mikey Gets a Non-Threatening but Inane Email

My friend Mikey Weinstein gets a lot of nasty emails containing threats and anti-Semitic bigotry, but this one is a bit different. The person went to a debate that he participated in and writes a polite but highly illogical email preaching at Mikey to convert to Christianity. I'm going to actually respond to this one. … [Read more...]

TX School Removes Crosses from Classroom

The Appignani Humanist Legal Center successfully got crosses removed from an elementary school classroom in Texas without having to file a lawsuit. After sending a letter to the school, they apparently realized that they had no legal case and removed the crosses. … [Read more...]

Kentucky Christians Peeing on Their Territory

The Christian righters in the Kentucky legislature want to make sure that no one who isn't a Christian ever forgets that we are merely tolerated by them. They've passed a resolution calling for all documents to be dated "in the year of our Lord." … [Read more...]

Fischer Triples Down on Contradictory First Amendment Meaning

Bryan Fischer has a long history of contradicting himself on the meaning of the First Amendment religion clauses. If it involves an establishment clause claim, the First Amendment applies only to Congress; when it involves a free exercise claim, it applies to the states. Shall we see what's behind door #3? … [Read more...]