Wingnut on Wingnut Crime: Abbott v Texas Protestants


Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas is Catholic, so this weekend he posted a picture of the Virgin Mary on his Facebook page to mark the day of Assumption, the day that Catholics believe Jesus' mother entered heaven. This did not amuse his Protestant fans, a huge number of whom undoubtedly voted him into office, and they unleashed holy hell on his Facebook page in the comments. … [Read more...]

Glenn Beck: All God, All the Time


Glenn Beck is trying to get everyone excited for his latest rally, this one in Birmingham, Alabama, to save the world from...well, from something. He put on a webinar with David Barton and others to encourage ministers to come and to bring their flock with them. Amusingly, he declared himself a "secular broadcaster" but says he's "almost all God now because we're out of time." God is drawing a line in the sand, you see, and Beck must be the prophet who warns everyone. … [Read more...]

Rafael Cruz, Wrong as Always

Ted Cruz' father Rafael is like a fountain of ignorance and dishonesty. PolitiFact decided to fact check one of the claims he often makes, that prior to the Supreme Court rulings in 1962 and 1963 every school had mandatory prayer and Bible reading. Here is specifically what he said: … [Read more...]

Americans United Wants Equal Access in Michigan City

Grand Haven, Michigan is a wonderful town right on Lake Michigan that seems to have a church/state problem on their hands. They've got a giant cross on a hydraulic lift in a public park overlooking the lake and Americans United for Separation of Church and State says they have to either take it down or make it an open forum. … [Read more...]

The Hypocrisy of Father Jonathan Morris

Father Jonathan Morris is a Catholic priest and Fox News contributor. He recently freaked out about a "black mass" in Oklahoma City and demanded that the government prevent it from happening "in the name of free speech." But like so many Christian righters, he claims to be an advocate of religious freedom. … [Read more...]

Allen West, WND Blow Up a Straw Man

The Worldnetdaily and Allen West have built up a lovely strawman and then slaughtered it to take a shot at Mikey Weinstein, the FFRF and anyone who wants to keep church and state separate. They've shared a video of Marines at a worship service on base and declare that it's going to make us all lose our minds. … [Read more...]

An Incredibly Incoherent Letter to the Editor

Letters to the editor of a newspaper can be notoriously inane and incoherent, but this is one of the most ridiculous ones I've ever read. Every paragraph is just a combination of words that makes no sense whatsoever and leaves you tilting your head to the side like your dog does when he's confused. … [Read more...]

That Damn ‘Gaystapo’ and Their ‘Special Rights’

Bill Muehlenberg of BarbWire gives us that familiar old rhetoric about gay people wanting "special rights" for demanding exactly the same anti-discrimination protections that people like him already have. Oh, and it's the "gaystapo," thank you very much. … [Read more...]

Warren Mayor Compares Atheists to Nazis, KKK

Jim Fouts, the mayor of Warren, Michigan, which is currently being sued because he refuses to allow a reason station along with a Christian prayer station at city hall, responded to that lawsuit by comparing atheists to Nazis and the KKK. … [Read more...]

Another Church/State Lawsuit in Warren, Michigan

The last few years have seen several battles over church/state separation in Warren, Michigan, where the mayor could hardly be more obvious in wanting his office to give official endorsement to Christianity and keep atheists from having equal access to the public square. AU, the ACLU and FFRF have filed another lawsuit. … [Read more...]

Charisma Mag Loves Ban on Atheists Holding Office

Gina Meeks, the assistant editor of Charisma magazine, has an article noting that 8 states currently have bans on atheists holding public office. In promoting the story, the magazine calls those laws "good news for a Judeo-Christian America." … [Read more...]

Hobby Lobby Bible Curriculum Delayed

Here's a bit of good news on the Hobby Lobby front. The Bible curriculum that the Green family has spent a fortune developing, which was supposed to debut in one Oklahoma school district this fall, is being delayed due to "unforeseen delays" of some very vague type. … [Read more...]