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...]

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...]