Massachusetts State Rep Complains About Family That Sued Over the Pledge of Allegiance

Massachusetts State Representative Alan Silvia (below) wrote an opinion piece for a local paper in which he derides a local family for filing a lawsuit over the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance (a case they lost earlier this month).

In the piece, which shows how ignorant of the law Silvia is, he makes all sort of claims that have no basis in reality:

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The Man Who Was Nearly Lt. Governor of Virginia Thinks Church/State Separation Groups Are Agents of “Demonic Power”

E.W. Jackson could’ve been the Lieutenant Governor of Virginia. He’s a man who think evolution is a lie and sin leads to birth defects.

And at the Family Research Council’s Watchmen on the Wall conference this past weekend, he screamed about how groups like the ACLU and the Freedom From Religion Foundation were “demonic”:

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Franklin Graham Tells Us Who Will Be in Hell: Atheists, Murderers, and Pastors Who Don’t Condemn Homosexuality

According to evangelical leader Franklin Graham at the Family Research Council sponsored Watchmen on the Wall National Briefing, we all know the kinds of people who will spend eternity in Hell:

Murderers. Atheists. Idolaters. And Christian pastors who don’t speak out against homosexuality and abortion.

I would love to take offense at the fact that he included atheists on that list, but those are typical evangelical Christian beliefs. Nothing to see here. But pastors who don’t condemn the LGBT crowd?

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After Decades of Giving a Religious Commencement Address, An Educator is Told He Can’t Participate at Graduation

Apparently, there’s some rule that says if you’re a nice guy, you don’t have to follow the law.

For decades, Coach Leon McCoy has been giving a speech at Winfield High School’s graduation ceremony (in West Virginia). The problem is that those speeches have been very religious, with references to his faith throughout. (One article cited him giving an “If I were allowed to pray” speech.)

After receiving enough complaints, the Putnam County Board of Education told him he won’t be giving a speech this year, and people who think tradition trumps the Constitution are freaking out:

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How I Made Ken Ham Angry

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses why Creationist Ken Ham is angry with me:

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