Sen. Ted Cruz Is Now Wrongly Claiming He ‘Won’ the Case to Keep ‘Under God’ in the Pledge

Senator Ted Cruz said a lot of crazy things at the Network of Iowa Christian Home Educators conference Tuesday, many of them about atheists. In one instance, he told the audience about how he fought against Michael Newdow to keep “Under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance (4:05 in the video below):

“Texas brought together all 50 states before the U.S. Supreme Court defending the Pledge of Allegiance — and we won unanimously.”

That’s a lie. Cruz didn’t win anything. 5 of the 8 justices — Justice Scalia had recused himself — essentially threw out the case altogether saying that Newdow didn’t have proper standing to bring the case to court. While the other three ruled against Newdow, there was no official ruling on the merits of the case. It’s like Cruz is taking credit for winning a boxing match even though his opponent was disqualified.

Then, it got worse (5:39):

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Atheist Initially Denied U.S. Citizenship Due to Her Secular Ethics Gets Decision Reversed & Will Take Oath Soon

Last month, non-religious Californian Adriana Ramirez, a legal immigrant, applied for U.S. citizenship… but she was rejected after officials read her response to the question about whether she would bear arms for our country (in the event of a war):

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Why is Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker Tweeting a Bible Verse?

You don’t expect a lot of surprises in an elected official’s Twitter and Facebook feeds but Wisconsin’s Governor Scott Walker provided one on Sunday:

Philippians 4:13? (That’s the verse that reads “I can do all this through him who gives me strength.”)

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Conservative Radio Host Hangs Up on Reasonable Atheist Caller for Being ‘Intolerant’

I don’t think the atheist who called into The Mark Levin Show on Monday expected to be insulted by the host. The conservative radio host got into a verbal battle that backfired because, in short, the atheist was right. The caller took issue with Levin’s comment that the next Republican presidential nominee had to have “faith” (among other things) leading to this conversation:

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The 2014 Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Cultural Humanism Goes to…

The “Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Cultural Humanism” is given out by the Humanist Community at Harvard, the American Humanist Association, and the Harvard Community of Humanists, Atheists, and Agnostics.

This year, the award will be given to former Congressman Barney Frank:

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