Today in Irony: A Church Spreads Good Morals by Breaking the Law

Many religious groups don’t seem to get how the system works. It’s really pretty simple. The government doesn’t tax them as long as they stay out of politics. That temptation is hard to resist… In Texas, a church is being investigated for violating Texas’ election laws and possibly the federal tax code. The Texas law [Read More...]

Religious Groups React to Anti-Bullying Legislation Passed in Ontario

Premier Dalton McGuinty just announced that under new anti-bullying legistlation, students will be able to set up gay-straight alliance clubs (though the name may be different) in ALL public schools in Ontario. “We’re going to require that, at every school where students request that this be put in place, they be permitted to organize themselves [Read More...]

A Response to Rick Perry’s ‘Strong’ Campaign Ad

By now, you’ve probably seen Rick Perry‘s new campaign video: I’m not ashamed to admit that I’m a Christian, but you don’t need to be in the pew every Sunday to know there’s something wrong in this country when gays can serve openly in the military but our kids can’t openly celebrate Christmas or pray [Read More...]

FEC Releases Records That Show Catholic Non-Profit’s GOP Robocalls

A trio of FEC commissioners just issued a statement urging a penalty for a religious group that violated disclosure requirements. To understand why they were concerned and how the FEC in general got it wrong, we have to go back a few years. During the 2008 presidential election, a group called Informed Catholic Citizens (their website [Read More...]

Patton Oswalt on ‘Boy vs. Bachmann’

Comedian Patton Oswalt spoke to Keith Olbermann about the video featuring a young boy telling Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann that his lesbian mother “doesn’t need any fixing.” It gets to the point many of you made that the boy may have been coerced to say what he did by his mother: [Read more...]


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