South Carolina Legislators Propose Bill to Put “In God We Trust” Sign in Every Public School

A new bill currently in South Carolina’s House Committee on Education and Public Works, H. 4395, would force public schools to post the phrase “In God We Trust” in their lobbies. As if police cars, city council meeting spaces, and courtrooms weren’t enough.

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Texas Officials Are Alienating Non-Christians by Promoting Jesus Through the Government

Law professor Charles Silver has an excellent essay regarding the promotion of religion by government officials in Texas.

Rather than explain why their actions are unconstitutional, however, Silver takes a different approach. He talks about why promoting religion through the government makes Texas a less welcoming place for all those people who don’t belong to the majority faith (or any faith):

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Marco Rubio Didn’t Say There Are “Not Many Answers” in the Bible, but He Would Have Been Right

Earlier today, Ted Cruz fired his communications director Rick Tyler after the staffer posted a news story on Facebook suggesting that Marco Rubio disparaged the Bible.

As the story went, Rubio came across a (Cruz) campaign worker holding a Bible and said there were “not many answers” in it. The truth, as you can see the video below, was that Rubio said the Bible has “all the answers.”

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An Arkansas State Senator is Trying to Crowdsource Funding for a Ten Commandments Monument

It was nearly a year ago when Arkansas State Senator Jason Rapert (a Republican, of course) filed a bill to install a Ten Commandments monument on the grounds of the State Capitol, similar to what the state of Oklahoma once had:

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That bill eventually passed, despite the potential legal challenges. After all, the government is forbidden from promoting Christianity, which is all this monument is doing. The Supreme Court once said that a similar monument was legal because it had been up for decades and was surrounded by other historical displays, but that won’t be the case in Arkansas.

So far this has just been all talk. The monument may be legal in the state, but it doesn’t exist yet. And that’s why Rapert is now trying desperately to crowdsource funding for the Ten Commandments monument (on behalf of a private company).

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Georgia Lt. Governor Claims Victory Over “Radical” Atheists After Senate Passes Pro-Christian Bill

Last November, Georgia Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle threw atheists under the bus with a fundraising letter stamped with the line, “Don’t Let Atheists Ban Georgia’s Football Chaplains.” He was referring to Freedom From Religion Foundation’s campaign calling out public universities that have Christian chaplains (some of whom are paid) preaching to the football team. In other words, his letter was basically saying, “Let the state promote Christianity through public university football teams.”

The state Senate just passed SB 309, which allows athletes at public schools to put religious symbols on their uniforms. It’s a ridiculous bill which would inevitably result in Christian students turning a team sport into a game of one-upmanship over who publicly loves Jesus the most.

It’s no surprise, then, that Cagle loves it. He wrote this on his Facebook page a few days ago:

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