AHA Demands Secular Rehab Program for Parolee

Here's yet another case of a state forcing someone to attend a religious rehabilitation program, a very clear violation of the First Amendment. This time it's a parolee in California, who was sentenced to a religious rehab program as part of his parole. The AHA has written a letter demanding that he be given a secular alternative. … [Read more...]

A Bunch of Lies, If You Can Keep Telling Them

Eric Metaxas has a new book out entitled If You Can Keep It: The Forgotten Promise of American Liberty. The title, of course, is taken from Ben Franklin's famous reply that the Constitution had created "a republic, if you can keep it." But it looks like just another pack of Christian Nation lies. … [Read more...]

Newcombe Writes Spectacularly Dumb Column

Worldnetdaily columnist Jerry Newcombe has a column on Bradlee Dean's website with the clickbait headline 10 Reasons why Atheism is Jihad against God. There is not a single fact or argument in the column that even remotely supports that claim. It's really just a litany of standard Christian right claims about the founders. … [Read more...]

Please Sign My ‘Religious Freedom’ Petition

I've had a lot of fun mocking those petitions on the White House website, which are pretty much completely pointless. But I've now created one where the petition itself is the mockery and I'd like you all to go and sign it, if you would be so kind. It's a "religious freedom" petition. … [Read more...]

David Lane Still Utterly Ignorant of American History

David Lane of the American Renewal Project has a gift for saying the dumbest, most unsupportable claims with total confidence. It's a gift that most Christian right preachers have, the secret to their appeal and their success. And he continues to blather ignorantly about religion and American history. … [Read more...]

Steve King Wants to Reverse 60 Years of SCOTUS Rulings

Rep. Steve King, who is probably the second dumbest man in Congress behind Louis Gohmert, offers up the Christian right version of American history. He comes out not only against the rulings on prayer and Bible reading in schools (which he screws up in citing) but in favor of banning birth control too. … [Read more...]

Ohio Students Taught Muslim Creationism in Biology Class

Zack Copplin, the incredibly diligent young man who has been exposing the teaching of creationism in schools in Louisiana, has an article at the Daily Beast detailing how students in Youngstown, Ohio are being shown a creationism video put out by a Muslim sex cult in their biology classes. … [Read more...]

Franklin Graham Goes On Another Inane Rant

Franklin Graham is, as one might expect, clutching his pearls over the Obama administration's directive to public schools that Title IX requires them not to discriminate on the basis of gender identity. He gives us one of his typically incoherent rants on the subject: … [Read more...]

Klingenschmitt’s Fascinating Attempt at Logic

Our old pal Gordon Klingenschmitt is speaking out about that suit filed by the FFRF against a California school district for refusing to list a scholarship for atheists and freethinkers even though they list and promote religious scholarships. Try to follow this, uh, "logic." … [Read more...]

SBC Leader Admits America Not Founded as Christian Nation

Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, has come out and admitted that America was not founded as a Christian nation other than in the entirely mundane sense that it was, and is, made up mostly of Christians. … [Read more...]

Theocrats Again Want Officials to Ignore the Supreme Court

Not content with telling state officials that it's okay to ignore the Supreme Court's ruling on same-sex marriage, now the theocrats -- and I don't mean routine Christian right folks, I mean actual theocrats -- are demanding that they ignore Roe v Wade and endorse old anti-abortion laws. … [Read more...]

Happy National Day of Violating the Constitution

It's the National Day of Prayer today and my friends at Americans United for Separation of Church and State have put together an amusing graphic about what such a declaration, should the government really feel one is necessary, really ought to say. … [Read more...]