Michigan City’s Mission Statement Includes Phrase “Strive to Serve God”

Remember the controversy at Hager Park in Jenison, Michigan? For most of the past 50 years, you would’ve seen this sign near the picnic shelter:

It’s an Old Testament verse, Psalm 19:1:

“The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handiwork.”

After an atheist group pointed out the illegality of it to Ottawa County officials, they took down the sign… only to reconsider that decision after their legal counsel told them it would be fine. (The final status of the sign is still in flux.)

Now, a neighboring community has done their own part to push God into government:

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After Going Back and Forth, Clark County (Washington) Officials Approve “In God We Trust” Display

A couple weeks ago, I wrote about how Clark County (Washington) officials had tabled a discussion to put up an “In God We Trust” sign after the proposal saw a lot of resistance: After hearing about two hours of public testimony — during which about two-thirds of the speakers opposed the controversial proposal — [Councilor [Read More…]

Kootenai County Republicans Propose Resolution Declaring Idaho a “Christian State”

Because Republicans have nothing better to do and have little regard for the Constitution, the Kootenai County Republican Central Committee considered passing a resolution to declare Idaho a Christian state.

The resolution, which you can read here, states:

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American Thinker Doubles Down On Its Claim That President Obama Made a “Muslim Gang Sign” to African Leaders

Last August, an AP photographer took a picture at the U.S.-African Leaders Summit in Washington D.C. of President Obama getting ready for a photo op with dozens of foreign dignitaries. The image shows the prez making a fleeting hand gesture with a raised index finger.

It wasn’t until last week that we learned, via the slow-reacting but sharp-eyed F.W. Burleigh of American Thinker, what this means:

It shows Barack Hussein Obama flashing the one-finger affirmation of Islamic faith to dozens of African delegates. … The one-finger display is the distinctive Muslim gang sign: The index finger points straight up while the thumb wraps underneath and presses against the digital phalange of the middle finger.  The remaining fingers are squeezed against the palm in order to highlight the extended forefinger.  The extended finger is symbolic of the one-God concept of Muhammad and is understood by all believers to be a symbolic shahada, the Muslim affirmation of faith: There is but one God and Muhammad is his messenger.

See for yourself:



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Idaho Republican, Ignorant of Anatomy, Wonders if a Swallowed Camera Could Be Used in Remote Gynecological Exam

There’s a reason I cringe when politicians — usually Republicans — profess their ignorance about science. Like when Scott Walker can’t answer a basic question about accepting evolution or Bobby Jindal thinks teaching Creationism in public schools should be allowed.

Some people don’t seem to think these questions are relevant unless the politicians directly affect policy in these areas — but that’s foolish. Their responses speak more broadly to how they make their decisions: Do they defer to experts in the field or listen to an ignorant base?

Idaho State Rep. Vito Barbieri (below) is someone who’s no expert in science and he has decision-making power… which makes him especially dangerous.

Here’s him showing off his ignorance, during a hearing on a bill that “would ban doctors from prescribing abortion-inducing medication through telemedicine”:

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