Secularism No More Threatened by Trump than by Any Other Republican

Religion News Service has an article about the dangerous threat that Donald Trump poses to the cause of secularism, and that's true. But I think something is missing from the analysis here, which is that he poses no more of a threat than any other Republican candidate would have if they'd won. … [Read more...]

Silver Lining: Oklahoma Rejects Public Money for Religion

Remember when the Oklahoma Supreme Court said they couldn't put up a Ten Commandments monument because the state constitution forbid the use of public funds to support religion? They put up an amendment to repeal that restriction and it was soundly defeated on Tuesday: … [Read more...]

Fischer’s Total Lack of Self-Awareness Remains Intact

I give the Bryan Fischer award to those who are totally oblivious to their own contradictions because, with the possible exception of Donald Trump, he puts this trait on more obvious display than anyone on the planet. And he does it yet again about the First Amendment. … [Read more...]

Some Christian Food Banks Don’t Like Proselytizing Restrictions

There are new rules for religious homeless shelters and food banks that get government assistance to help the poor, rules that forbid them from requiring prayer or attendance at or participation in religious observances. Some of them don't seem to like that. … [Read more...]

Fischer Continues to Contradict Himself on First Amendment

Bryan Fischer continues to blatantly contradict himself on the meaning of the First Amendment, with a lack of self-awareness that is truly staggering. Here's what he wrote last Friday, that the First Amendment cannot possibly apply at the state level: … [Read more...]

Broun: Most of Our Leaders are ‘Domestic Enemies’

Paul Broun, a former congressman from Georgia who is thankfully no longer in the House of Representatives, went on Rick Wiles' radio show and really brought the stupid. He declares pretty much everyone in a position of authority as domestic enemies that he swore to fight as a Marine. … [Read more...]

FFRF Challenges Ten Commandments Painting in Texas School

The Freedom From Religion Foundation sent a letter to a public school in Texas telling them that a painting of the Ten Commandments along with another Bible verse on the wall of the school is unconstitutional. The reaction from the locals is the typical nonsense. … [Read more...]

Americans United Sues Religious Charter School

My friends at Americans United for Separation of Church and State have filed a federal lawsuit against a charter school in Arizona that is little more than a fundamentalist Christian indoctrination center. Charter schools are bound by the Establishment Clause just like any public school is. … [Read more...]

Illinois School Punishes Student for Not Standing for Pledge

A school in Blue Island, Illinois is apparently looking to get sued. After a high school student refused to stand for the pledge of allegiance, entirely within his rights, the teacher tried to physically force him to do so. Clueless teacher, please meet the student's attorney. … [Read more...]

Another School Hosts Proselytizing Ministry

And we have yet another case of a public school bringing in a group to do a "secular" presentation on some important subject (anti-drugs, stay in school, in this case drinking and driving), at which they promoted another event, also on school property, that is nothing but proselytizing for fundamentalist Christianity. … [Read more...]

Barton to ‘Call Out’ a Real Historian

David Barton is offering up his usual mishmash of lies and distractions from the criticism he has received from actual historians over his ridiculous pseudo-history. And he's specifically calling out John Fea, a Christian historian from Master's College. … [Read more...]

Barton Thinks He Can Get God-Soaked Textbooks into Public Schools

Professional liar David Barton says he has signed a contract to create a government textbook that will "have a lot of God in it" but will meet the curriculum standards in every state so it can be used in public school classrooms. Yeah, good luck with that. … [Read more...]