Church/State Separation Advocate Mikey Weinstein Speaks at Fundamentalist Christian College

On Friday, the Military Religious Freedom Foundation‘s Mikey Weinstein (below, right) sat down for an interview with WORLD Magazine editor-in-chief Dr. Marvin Olasky at Patrick Henry College. That’s one of the most vocal fighters for separation of church and state speaking at one of the most fundamentalist Christian schools in the nation.



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We’re Looking for More Volunteers to Help Track Anti-Church/State Separation Legislation Across the Country

Last month, I put out a call for people who might help me track legislation that threatens to erode the wall between church and state, whether it’s making the Bible the official State Book or altering science curriculums so that public schools teach Creationism alongside evolution. I received an incredible number of responses — and [Read More...]


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This Public School District Was Taken Over by Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Men and Then All Hell Broke Loose

I’m late to this one, but I finally had the chance to listen to a recent episode of This American Life which documents the true story of how a group of ultra-orthodox Jews took over a public school district in East Ramapo, New York.



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Can Vegetarian Catholics Accept a Communion Wafer if They Literally Believe It’s the Body of Christ?

The Humanist runs an advice column and this may be my favorite question yet:



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Under This Rule, Even Brigham Young Would Have Been Kicked Out of Brigham Young University

If you attend Brigham Young University, you have to abide by a few faith-based rules like no drinking alcohol, no pre-marital sex… and no beards.

That last one was put into place more than four decades ago because, back then, beards were seen as signs of “protest, revolution and rebellion against authority… They are also symbols of the hippie and drug culture.”

Even if you accept that reasoning, that’s certainly not the case anymore. But leave it to religion to keep with a tradition long after it ceases to make any sense. It’s especially ironic given that Brigham Young (below) and several other Mormon Church leaders sported beards in their time:

When even Brigham Young would be kicked out of Brigham Young University, you know there’s a problem.

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