Teddy Roosevelt: ‘In God We Trust’ on Money is ‘Sacrilege’

When the phrase “In God We Trust” was going to be placed on the $20 gold coin in 1907, President Teddy Roosevelt was against it (PDF): “My own feeling in the matter is due to my very firm conviction that to put such a motto on coins, or to use it in any kindred manner, [Read More…]

I Went to a Rick Santorum Speech and Lived to Blog About It

I arrived a half hour early to the Mabee Center at Oral Roberts University, which turned out to be a good idea. There were already hundreds of people crowded into the lobby waiting for a “town hall” sponsored by the ORU College Republicans featuring Rick Santorum. The event was initially scheduled to take place in a banquet [Read More…]

It Took a While, but She’s Finally Coming Out

This is a guest post by Lisa. [Personal information has been removed.] … I have been very, very slowly coming out of the atheist closet. It literally took me years to be honest with myself and even longer to actually say the words out loud to another person: “I don’t think I believe in God [Read More…]

Words You Don’t See in the Media: ‘A Self-Proclaimed Christian’

Vjack at Atheist Revolution points out the obvious double standard in how the news media talks about atheists versus religion people. For example, atheists tend to be described with adjectives… “self-proclaimed,” “self-identified,” “avowed,” etc. Can you imagine what would happen if some of these qualifiers were applied to Christians? Ms. Roberts, who claims she’s a [Read More…]

I’m Traveling This Spring…

For several weeks now — and for hopefully one more — I’m spending a lot of time after school coaching my Speech Team kids, getting them ready for the State tournament (they compete today to see who qualifies). After that, though, I’ll begin traveling/speaking at different campuses again. Here’s my schedule for the Spring. A [Read More…]