KY Judge Refuses to Do Secular Wedding Ceremony

The Freedom From Religion Foundation is getting involved in a case in Kentucky, where a county judge refused to do a wedding ceremony for a couple because they requested that it be a secular ceremony. That's pretty clearly illegal. … [Read more...]

Churches as Polling Places? Fine. Mosques? OMG Terrorists!

There are literally thousands of polling places located in churches around the country and virtually no one bats an eye about it. Put one in a mosque, however, and people who undoubtedly don't see a problem with having them in churches freak the hell out. … [Read more...]

Robertson: Satan is Behind Church-State Separation Groups

Dottering old con man Pat Robertson was asked by a reader why groups like Americans United for Separation of Church and State and the Freedom From Religion Foundation never fight against Islam, only Christianity. His answer: Satan is pulling the strings. … [Read more...]

John Fea Debunks Metaxas Now Too

Evangelical Christian historian John Fee has joined Warren Throckmorton and a couple others in strongly criticizing the lies and distortions in Eric Metaxas' new book, which is pretty much straight out of the David Barton propaganda playbook. He points out some of Metaxas' rather obvious contradictions. … [Read more...]

Lane: U.S. ‘Following Nazi Tactics to Eradicate Christians’

I swear, David Lane gets more and more ridiculous by the day. In his latest kinda sort column for Charisma News (it's literally just a few disconnected paragraphs and a pitch for yet another prayer rally, he says that America is "following Nazi tactics to eradicate Christians." … [Read more...]

Scarborough Contradicts Christian Right Talking Points

The reason churches, and all other non-profits, are forbidden from endorsing candidates is something called the Johnson Amendment, pushed through by LBJ when he led the Senate. Rick Scarborough invents a mythology for the origin of that amendment: … [Read more...]

ACLU Sues Over Religiously Limited Health Care for Undocumented Children

The ACLU has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services over their grants to religious organizations to care for undocumented and unaccompanied minor immigrants in their custody because those groups refuse to provide the full range of health care services for them. … [Read more...]

AHA Wants an End to Religious Field Trips

The American Humanist Association has filed a motion for summary judgment in a lawsuit against a Missouri school district that regularly takes students on field trips to a Christian ministry and sports complex where they deliver Christian messages. … [Read more...]

Quick Win for AHA on Secular Rehab for California Parolees

It was only last week that the American Humanist Association's Apignani Humanist Legal Center sent a letter to California officials demanding that an atheist be offered a secular rehab program as a condition of his parole. They've already changed that state's policy on it. … [Read more...]

CA School District Quickly Caves to FFRF Suit

Remember the Antelope Valley Union High School District in California, which refused to include two FFRF scholarships on a list of scholarships available to students? Well they caved pretty fast once a lawsuit was filed and have now agreed to a settlement. … [Read more...]

Public Schools Using Focus on the Family Materials

The indefatigable Zack Kopplin is exposing yet another unconstitutional use of our tax dollars in public schools, this time the use of Christian proselytizing videos from Focus on the Family in many school systems around the country. … [Read more...]

Beck Guest: Israel Was a ‘Constitutional Republic’

Glenn Beck had Paul Blair, one of the most extreme of the wingnuts in Oklahoma, on his TV show and Blair made the absolutely bizarre declaration that ancient Israel in the Bible was a "constitutional republic." He clearly has no idea what that phrase means at all. … [Read more...]