Well, this is not surprising: About one-third of all Americans think that you have to be a Christian to truly be an American — despite the history of religious pluralism that dates back to the nation’s very earliest days. In a timely survey released Wednesday afternoon, just as the United States is debating the merits [Read More…]
During several rallies on his road to the White House, Donald Trump promised (and in some he promised we’d be saying “Merry Christmas” in every store) that if he got elected we’d all be saying “Merry Christmas” as opposed to “Happy Holidays.” Because what makes for a better season of cheer than extracting outrage from well-wishes [Read More…]
Supreme Court denies cert in lawsuit claiming scientifically sound education standards favor atheism.
Here’s a happy story we all probably need right now. In 2015 a group called, brace yourselves, Citizens for Objective Public Education filed a lawsuit claiming that education standards in Kansas were favoring atheism by teaching the science behind evolution and climate change. Y’know, objective public education. Anyway, judges at every level dismissed the case. [Read More…]
First, Ed Brayton beautifully captured how I feel this morning: So many emotions this morning, but the primary one is shame. I am ashamed of this country for electing Trump president. It was a common refrain during the campaign to say in response to Trump’s behavior “that’s not who we are as a country.” Well [Read More…]
So yesterday the video was released of Donald Trump advocating just walking up to women and, to use his words, grabbing them by the pussy. This is particularly damning because Trump has sold himself as a straight shooter who won’t play any PC games. Now it’s clear he does have a filter and does present [Read More…]
Oh, Phil Robertson… “When you remove God, and allow humans to determine right, wrong, good, evil, and what one’s life is worth; you leave that up to human beings, and you have the Romans, the Greeks, you have Adolf Hitler, Hirohito, Josef Stalin, and this latest crop that’s come our way, the Islamists,” Robertson told [Read More…]
The penalty for Judge Roy Moore ordering Alabama judges to ignore the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage ruling has been decided: he will be suspended without pay until his term is up: The Alabama Court of the Judiciary Friday suspended Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore for the rest of his term, saying he violated judicial ethics [Read More…]
The Catholic Church has lost its most proficient soldier in the war against demons: Father Gabriele Amorth, the Catholic Church’s top exorcist who claimed to have sent 160,000 demons back to hell, has died in a Rome hospital at the age of 91. 160,000? That’s quite a lot. Especially when you consider recent numbers. In [Read More…]
Religious group offers alternative to counseling for PTSD victims, but is actually a scam (protected by law).
A group call Operation Zhero provides counseling for victims, particularly veterans, of PTSD. That sounds great and all, but there’s a problem in how they go about it: First of all, PTSD is a complex condition often accompanied by depression, severe anxiety and substance abuse. Some patients are suicidal or psychotic. Secondly, as reported recently [Read More…]