Texas Officials Are Alienating Non-Christians by Promoting Jesus Through the Government

Law professor Charles Silver has an excellent essay regarding the promotion of religion by government officials in Texas.

Rather than explain why their actions are unconstitutional, however, Silver takes a different approach. He talks about why promoting religion through the government makes Texas a less welcoming place for all those people who don’t belong to the majority faith (or any faith):

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A Brief Look at the Pros and Cons of Prayer in Public School

The Onion tackles the pros and cons of prayer in public school:

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Marco Rubio Didn’t Say There Are “Not Many Answers” in the Bible, but He Would Have Been Right

Earlier today, Ted Cruz fired his communications director Rick Tyler after the staffer posted a news story on Facebook suggesting that Marco Rubio disparaged the Bible.

As the story went, Rubio came across a (Cruz) campaign worker holding a Bible and said there were “not many answers” in it. The truth, as you can see the video below, was that Rubio said the Bible has “all the answers.”

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A Passenger Nearly Died in a Car Explosion, but Don’t Worry! His Bible Escaped Without a Scratch

A hit-and-run accident in Memphis, Tennessee nearly cost a man his life on Sunday afternoon when his vehicle ran off the road, hit a pole, and burst into flames. Several onlookers ran to the car but initially struggled to unpin the man from underneath the steering wheel. Thankfully, though, they eventually pulled the man to safety.

Now we can talk about his incredible escape, or the dozen brave strangers who stopped to help him, or how the driver who caused the accident got away.

But the media is mostly concerned about how God made an appearance at the scene, forming a protective force field around a Bible that was on the passenger seat.

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An Arkansas State Senator is Trying to Crowdsource Funding for a Ten Commandments Monument

It was nearly a year ago when Arkansas State Senator Jason Rapert (a Republican, of course) filed a bill to install a Ten Commandments monument on the grounds of the State Capitol, similar to what the state of Oklahoma once had:

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That bill eventually passed, despite the potential legal challenges. After all, the government is forbidden from promoting Christianity, which is all this monument is doing. The Supreme Court once said that a similar monument was legal because it had been up for decades and was surrounded by other historical displays, but that won’t be the case in Arkansas.

So far this has just been all talk. The monument may be legal in the state, but it doesn’t exist yet. And that’s why Rapert is now trying desperately to crowdsource funding for the Ten Commandments monument (on behalf of a private company).

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