The President’s Religion

My latest column for the Washington Post On Faith blog deals with the question: “Does it matter what religion the president is?” … The Constitution says that there can be no religious test for office and society needs to catch up to that idea. But there is a point when religion should come into play. [Read More...]

Since When Does Tolerance Only Mean Pro-Christian?

Karen McKay, a “retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel living in Western North Carolina,” has an opinion piece in the Asheville Citizen-Times that throws together just about every lie about church/state separation you can imagine, all so she can argue that people of faith like her who oppose the (close to) Ground Zero Mosque (and community [Read More...]

CFI Wants Ground Zero to be Free of All Religion

The Center for Inquiry is opposing the building of Park51 — the (close to) Ground Zero Mosque (and Community Center). Their reasoning is rather interesting: … it would be inappropriate to build any new house of worship in the area immediately around Ground Zero, not just mosques. “The 9/11 attacks were an example of faith-based [Read More...]

Religious Groups Receiving Federal Funds Want to Discriminate

More than 100 religious groups are whining because new legislation may “prohibit them from receiving federal money if they consider a job applicant’s religion when hiring.” Cry me a fucking river. “Those four lines in the legislation would be a seismic change in bedrock civil rights law for religious organizations,” said Steven McFarland, chief legal [Read More...]

Why Do Presidents Need Religion?

Tony Norman of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has a fantastic article about why our country’s presidents don’t need faith to do their job: Two centuries of American democracy has come to this — a de facto religious test for the highest office in the land. That’s why many people, believers and nonbelievers alike, pray for a [Read More...]