Ten Commandments Suit in PA Dismissed on Standing Grounds

A lawsuit filed by the Freedom From Religion Foundation on behalf of a client in Pennsylvania against the New Kensington-Arnold School District has been dismissed on standing grounds. The case was prompted by a Ten Commandments monument in front of Valley High School in that district. … [Read more...]

No, the Iran Deal Doesn’t Let Them Develop a Nuclear Weapon

Max Fisher at Vox has been doing an excellent job of debunking all of the arguments being used against the nuclear deal with Iran. To hear conservatives tell it, the deal actually gives Iran nuclear weapons, which could hardly be further from the reality. … [Read more...]

Robertson: Smoking Pot Makes You a ‘Slave to Vegetables’

Pat Robertson gave some wise old sage advice to viewers of the 700 Club that they should avoid alcohol and marijuana because it makes people "enslaved to vegetables" when they were supposed to reign over the earth with God. But God can set you free. … [Read more...]

Monica Miller vs Robert Jeffress on Fox News

Monica Miller, an attorney with the American Humanist Association (not to be confused with the equally awesome Monica Miller of Lehigh University, also a great humanist), went on Fox News to debate the decision recognizing humanism in prisons to allow humanist inmates to hold meeting groups and the like. Jeffress was his usual self, arguing that the First Amendment doesn't even mean that the government has to treat all religions equally. A perfect example of Christian privilege. … [Read more...]

Texas Bigots Still Trying to Defund Marriage Equality

Rep. Dan Flynn of the Texas state legislature is still pushing this absurd notion that they can nullify the Supreme Court's same-sex marriage ruling by passing a law that says no public money can be used to facilitate such marriages. He could hardly be more wrong. … [Read more...]

Christie Promises Crackdown on Marijuana

With the clear trend in favor of marijuana legalization, either for medicinal or recreational purposes, at the state level, Chris Christie is promising that if he is elected he will immediately crack down on those who use it. I'm not sure why he thinks this would help his flagging campaign. … [Read more...]

‘Prophet’: God Told Me Trump Will Be President

Self-declared "prophetic minister" Jeremiah Johnson had a chat with the holy spirit recently and the righteous poltergeist informed him that Donald Trump would be the next president of the United States. And apparently the holy spirit is now speaking directly through Trump. … [Read more...]

Rand Paul’s Campaign in Apparently Disarray

Lost in all of the coverage of Donald Trump, Jeb Bush and Ted Cruz is Rand Paul, who seems to have gone from serious contender for the Republican presidential nomination (though I never really thought he had much chance of winning) to irrelevant afterthought. Politico has an inside look at his floundering campaign. … [Read more...]

Roy Moore Attends Rally With Domestic Terrorists

Jessica Mason Pieklo, who wrote the book Crow After Roe with my friend Robin Marty, reports that a judicial ethics complaint has been filed against Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore for taking part in an anti-choice rally in July along with several domestic terrorists. … [Read more...]

Savage: Obama is Going to Ban Dogs!

If you're keeping score at home, let's add one more idiotic prediction from Michael Savage to his very long list of dystopic prophecies, none of which ever actually come true. This time he says that Obama may ban dogs when he finally declares Sharia law to rule the country. … [Read more...]

Of Course Donald Trump is a Climate Denier

Donald Trump, who has been known to make tweets when it snows claiming that it disproves global warming, had more incredibly stupid things to say on the subject in an interview with Sarah Palin sycophant Kevin Scholla's radio show (which, I kid you not, is called the Palin Update). … [Read more...]

More Persecution Fear-Mongering From Hagee

Matthew Hagee, the even more ridiculous son of televangelist con man John Hagee, is still preaching fake persecution to the church he and his father have become rich by leading. In a sermon recently, he said that Christians are going to be declared "enemies of the state" and thrown in jail, or worse. … [Read more...]