Inauguration Prayer #3: Rev. Joseph E. Lowery

As I said earlier, I’ll be making a donation to the Secular Coalition for America for every use of the words “Jesus,” “Christ,” “Lord,” and “God.” I’ll hope you’ll join me in doing that. Yesterday, we heard Rev. Gene Robinson. Today, we heard Rev. Rick Warren deliver the Inaugural Invocation. Shortly afterwards, we heard Rev. [Read More...]

Inauguration Prayer #2: Rev. Rick Warren

As I said earlier, I’ll be making a donation to the Secular Coalition for America for every use of the words “Jesus,” “Christ,” “Lord,” and “God.” I’ll hope you’ll join me in doing that. Yesterday, we heard Rev. Gene Robinson. Today, we heard Rev. Rick Warren deliver the Inaugural Invocation. The text is below and [Read More...]

Was “And Non-Believers” a Big Deal?

No doubt Barack Obama threw atheists a bone by referring to “non-believers” in his Inaugural address. But how big of a gesture was this? How much did it actually mean? What is the proper response? Should we act like this is a big deal and thank Obama publicly? Send out press releases praising him for [Read More...]

My Classroom Responds to the Inauguration Address

Here’s how it went down for me today at my high school. — Scene: My homeroom is watching Barack Obama deliver his Inauguration address Obama:… For we know that our patchwork heritage is a strength, not a weakness. We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus — and non-believers. Entire class: MEHTA!!!!!! [Read More...]

A cold day in Hell?

I cannot tell you how many times in my life, especially when I was a young girl, that I heard people say, “it will be a cold day in Hell when a black man becomes president.” Oh, how I would like to rub this day in all their faces. I suppose those who are still [Read More...]


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