Donald Trump Has No Idea How to Speak to the GOP’s Religious Base

Donald Trump is a horrible Presidential candidate for a lot of obvious reasons, but I haven’t heard many people discussing just how bad he is at pandering to the religious GOP base.

Yesterday, during the Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa, he tried reaching out to the evangelical crowd. It was obvious, though, that he has no idea what he’s doing:

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GOP Plans to Push Anti-Abortion Legislation Divorced from Facts

Given the tactics of the GOP in the past, it should probably come as no surprise that they’re once more seeking to restrict access to women’s healthcare based on rabble-rousing that has little connection to reality, but that doesn’t make it any less stomach turning.

As Politico reports:

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Rev. Franklin Graham: “We Should Stop All Immigration of Muslims to the U.S.”

Liberals love to throw around the word “Islamophobic” to describe atheists who criticize Muslim theology or who point out what the Qur’an says. Those atheists (like Sam Harris and Bill Maher) wrongly get accused of hating Muslims, when that’s not the case at all. If you want to see what actual hatred of Muslims looks [Read More…]

I Don’t Know How This Christian Cross in La Crescent (MN) Got There, but It Needs to Go

The city of La Crescent, Minnesota has this dual cross/star structure sitting on government property. On Christmas, they light up the star. On Easter, they light up the cross. How do they get away with that promotion of Christianity?

Simple. No one ever called them out on it… until now.



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After Adopting New Restrictive Invocation Policy, Pompano Beach (FL) Receives Warning from FFRF

I posted the other day about how the Pompano Beach City Commission in Florida created a policy specifically designed to prevent Satanists, atheists, Wiccans, and other less-represented community members from delivering invocations at their meetings. They did it by requiring all potential speakers to be part of a religious organization that’s listed in the Yellow Pages or a legal non-profit.

Yesterday, the Freedom From Religion Foundation warned them about the illegality of what they’re doing:

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