On Sunday night, President Obama spoke at what was called an “interfaith” vigil for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary shootings. And, as it usually does, “interfaith” was basically just a code word for “Christian,” given all the religious references in it:
Louisiana has a lot of problems when it comes to education. Governor Bobby Jindal, for example, passed a voucher plan over the summer that would give more than $11,000,000 of taxpayer money to private schools that teach Creationism, despite the fact that their curriculums wouldn’t meet the state’s science standards.
But one school district has taken a big step toward making science education better for students. [Read more...]
Available today is the new book by Ed Buckner and Michael Buckner: In Freedom We Trust: An Atheist Guide to Religious Liberty: [Read more...]
The thing about people like Mike Huckabee and James Dobson is that they know the spotlight is on them, so even when what they have to say is despicable, it’s toned down from what it could have been. When someone doesn’t think the world is watching, their words are even worse, unfiltered, far from politically correct. (It’s the same reason Mitt Romney‘s “47%” remarks were so devastating for many to hear.)
Someone like Old Paths Baptist Church’s Pastor Sam Morris probably doesn’t think anyone outside his like-minded congregation in Fayetteville, Tennessee is paying any attention. So when his sermon leaks out, the rest of us find out what is really said behind some closed doors. [Read more...]