Update on Loudoun County Holiday Displays

Last we heard, the Virginia Attorney General, Ken Cuccinelli, was weighing in on whether Loudoun County should allow all religious displays on government property or none at all: … it is my opinion that a local governmental entity is never categorically compelled to prohibit holiday displays, including those incorporating recognizably religious symbols, because governments enjoy [Read More...]

Did Religious Groups Do Enough After 9/11 to Heal the Nation?

I’ve heard from some friends that it’s an awkwardly worded question, but that’s the jumping-off point for my current Washington Post On Faith column. An excerpt is below: Have Muslims done enough to heal this nation? As a whole, no. There’s no doubt in my mind that Muslims in America are good citizens who have [Read More...]

Restoring the Koran

The Military Religious Freedom Foundation plans to run this full-page ad in the Gainesville Sun on Friday, in response to Pastor Terry Jones burning Korans: Well, it’s definitely a gesture of goodwill. I wonder if it’d be more useful, though, to donate a certain amount of money to a non-profit/charity organization for each Koran burned [Read More...]

FFRF Billboard Salutes First Atheist Senator

Oklahoma + FFRF + politics = surefire publicity, right? A new billboard places in Tulsa, Oklahoma yesterday pays tribute to Democrat Thomas Gore, one of the first two Senators from Oklahoma. He served from 1907-1921 and 1931-1937. The idea for the billboard came from FFRF member Bill Dusenberry — he heard about Gore’s atheism while [Read More...]

University Discrimination Against Atheists?

I don’t have a lot of background on this story, but a reader brought it to my attention. Maybe someone with more knowledge on the situation can shed more light on what’s going on here. In 1976, the Code of Laws of South Carolina were written. Among other things, it discusses the University of South [Read More...]