Every Christian Right Group Needs to Take This Quiz

So much for their “religious liberties” being threatened. United Church of Christ Rev. Emily C. Heath put together a nice quick quiz to determine if your religious liberty is, indeed, under attack. A sampling of the questions: 4. My religious liberty is at risk because: A) I am not allowed to pray privately. B) I [Read More...]

The Presidential Candidates Respond to Science Questions, Weirdly Appear to Take Them Seriously

Though you won’t see the two major party nominees donning lab coats behind their podiums (podia?) hurling beakers at each other, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney participated in a “debate” on science-related issues. Well, more like their campaigns submitted written responses on science policy questions to the ScienceDebates.org organization, which were recently posted on their [Read More...]

Australian Prime Minister Cancels Speech to Christian Group After Its Leader Makes Anti-Gay Comment

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard did something you rarely see in American politics: She refused to speak to the Australian Christian Lobby as scheduled after its director made an offensive comment about the LGBT community: In answer to a question from the floor, [ACL director Jim] Wallace said smokers were owed “a big apology” as [Read More...]

Where’s the Mirror, Bristol?

Here’s Sarah Palin‘s daughter, Bristol Palin, commenting on buttons like this at the Democratic National Convention: Can’t we have at least some dignity in our politics? … Here’s Sarah Palin‘s daughter, Bristol Palin, commenting on signs like these at Tea Party rallies: … [crickets] … … Palin also misses out on the obvious point: The [Read More...]

UK Government Lawyers Defend Law Forbidding Workplace Religious Expression

British government lawyers are arguing in favor of enforcing a ban to prevent religious symbols in the workplace, defending the law in a human rights case brought by four British Christians against it.  All four are claiming discrimination and the limitation of their freedom of speech, but not every claim is equivalent. Two of the [Read More...]


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