Michele Bachmann Introduces a Prayer Amendment into Defense Bill

What crazy thing did Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) do now? The Secular Coalition for America explains it like this: [Bachmann] introduced an amendment to the National Defense Authorization bill that would allow chaplains in the military to use specifically-Christian prayers at official military events. Here’s the exact wording of Bachmann’s amendment: #56 Would ensure that [Read More...]

Fargo Native Gets ISNOGOD License Plate!

Remember Brian Magee, the Fargo resident who wanted an ISNOGOD license plate? Today, he got a response from the North Dakota Department of Transportation: In a letter dated today to inform Magee that his plate will be issued as requested, Francis Ziegler, NDDOT’s director, said lawyers from the Attorney General’s office told transportation officials that [Read More...]

Lars Vilks Will Get to Finish His Talk

The last time cartoonist Lars Vilks spoke at Uppsala University, this happened: The riot happened because radical Muslims were offended by this drawings of Muhammad with a dog’s body: Well, Uppsala University is inviting Vilks back in the fall to complete the lecture he was giving. The university said Tuesday that people shouldn’t be silenced [Read More...]

The Anti-Gay Christians Are Losing

I’ve said this before, but it’s a mixed bag for me that so many Christians treat gay people the way they do. On one side, they’re pushing gay people (and many liberal allies) away from their churches and faith. And that’s a plus. On the down side, they hurt many gay people in the process. [Read More...]

Illinois Gives Money to Christian Group for Cross; Atheist May Sue

The state of Illinois, which is refusing to give public schools the hundreds of millions of dollars they are owed, had no problem giving $20,000 to Friends of the Cross “for the purchase and installation of new exterior panels for the cross to replace existing panels that are missing, worn or rusted.” This is the [Read More...]