Ronald Reagan to Replace the Devil?

A man in Contra Costa County, California has a problem with the name of local peak Mount Diablo. He’s a Christian (you’re amazed, I know) and he has a suggestion for an alternate name: Mount Reagan. [Arthur] Mijares, a devout Christian, says he believes the word “Diablo” — Spanish for “devil” — is “derogatory and [Read More...]

Elmhurst City Council Wants to Waste Taxpayer Time By Praying

It hurts that much deeper when it happens in your neck of the woods. The mayor of Elmhurst, Illinois, Pete DiCianni, thinks that each City Council meeting should open with a prayer. “We’ve got a lot of parishes in this community that can be represented,” he said. “We’re doing God’s work up here, and we [Read More...]

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...]


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