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...]

Army Tells Soldiers Only Jesus Can Heal Rape Victims

Here's another appalling story uncovered by the Military Religious Freedom Foundation. Every year the Army does mandatory meetings about rape and sex trafficking, but this year they invited a speaker at one of their events who told the soldiers that only Jesus can heal them if they've been raped. … [Read more...]

TN Legislature Fails to Override Veto of Bible Bill

I was already shocked when Gov. Bill Haslam of Tennessee vetoed a bill to declare the Bible the official state book of that state. I'm even more shocked that the legislature failed to override his veto, especially since doing so in Tennessee only requires a majority vote, not a supermajority. … [Read more...]

Guest Post: Eric Grimm Announces Candidacy for Judgeship

This is a guest post by my friend Eric Grimm, who is announcing his candidacy for a judgeship in Muskegon County, Michigan.Who would support an “out” secular, religious-equality candidate for judicial office in West Michigan?Eric C. Grimm … [Read more...]

FFRF Sues CA School for Refusing to Promote Scholarship

The Freedom From Religion Foundation has filed a federal suit against the Antelope Valley Union High School District in California for unequal treatment after the school refused to include a scholarship contest for atheist students in the list of scholarships they sent out to parents. … [Read more...]

The Consequences of Refusing to Recite Pledge of Allegiance

Hemant flags this story that I'd somehow missed about a high school student in Louisiana who refused to stand and recite the pledge of allegiance, a right that has been guaranteed for nearly 75 years by the Supreme Court, and the appalling response of the teacher and the entire administration. From a letter the AHA sent to the school: … [Read more...]