Guess Who Said It?

The question: In the last month, same-sex marriage has become legal in Iowa and Vermont. What do you think about same-sex marriage at a state level? The response: At a state level, it’s up to them. I don’t want it to be a federal thing. I personally still think it’s wrong. People don’t understand the [Read More...]

Obama’s Proclamation on the National Day of Prayer

Once again, Obama is giving an unnecessary hand to the Religious Right by issuing a proclamation for the National Day of Prayer (this Thursday, May 7th). “President Obama is a committed Christian and believes that we should be engaging Americans of faith in efforts to renew our country,” a White House official said. “He is [Read More...]

Update on Alberta Law

I mentioned yesterday how a draft law in Alberta, Canada could allow parents to remove children from classes when the topic (e.g. Evolution) contradicted religious beliefs. Lindsay Blackett, the provincial minister responsible for human rights, says this is not going to be the case: “This is opt-out on religious instruction not on grounds of religious [Read More...]

Michele Bachmann Lies About a Founding Father, Obama, etc.

Trying to catch Michele Bachmann (R-MN) in a lie is about as hard as finding candy in a candy store. Check out what she said in Congress the other day (courtesy of Chris Rodda): … George Washington, our first President, demonstrated that he was not offended by the image of the risen Christ. In fact, [Read More...]

Why Are Churchgoers More Likely to Support Torture?

For some reason, white evangelical Christians are more likely to support torture than the rest of us: More than half of people who attend services at least once a week — 54 percent — said the use of torture against suspected terrorists is “often” or “sometimes” justified. Only 42 percent of people who “seldom or [Read More...]