Judge Upholds Decision to Block Forsyth County Prayers

Last I heard, the prayers said before Forsyth County Commissioner’s Meetings were deemed to be unconstitutional. An update on the case offers good news: Judge James Beaty upheld the recommendation of a federal magistrate who said prayers referencing Jesus and other sectarian deities made before meetings of the Forsyth County Commissioners are unconstitutional. Can we [Read More...]

Proposing Public Prayer in Albany

It’s bad enough that some school and governments have moments of silence parading as prayer. It’s even worse when someone takes a moment of silence and tries to officially make it a time for prayer. That’s what Councilman Anton Konev is trying to do in Albany, New York: Newly elected Councilman Anton Konev, sworn in [Read More...]

Is America a Christian Nation?

President of the Secular Coalition for America Herb Silverman has a piece in the new CQ Researcher (PDF) arguing that America is not a “Christian Nation” (p. 17): America is a Christian nation in the same way it is a white nation. The majority of Americans are white and Christian, but we are not now [Read More...]

Indiana Christians Oppose Legislation That Would Help Children

Indiana Rep. Vanessa Summers (D-Indianapolis) is the chair of the Family, Children and Human Affairs Committee. Recently, she introduced a sensible piece of legislation. It has to do with child-care facilities in religious places — churches, mosques, synagogues, etc. At the moment, none of them need licenses to operate and anyone can be a caregiver. [Read More...]

U.S. Military Switching to Secular Rifles

This post is courtesy of Ron Gold. Sanity has triumphed in the U.S. military, as they have pressured the company behind “Jesus Rifles“ to only make normal rifle scopes from now on: Bowing to Pentagon concerns and an international outcry, a Michigan arms company said Thursday that it would immediately stop embossing references to New Testament Scriptures on [Read More...]