Hey everybody. I’m not going to lie to you: this post is long (close to 9,436 words, to be exact). I usually try to keep entries as short as possible because I know people have things to do. Trust me: I wasted no words here. This blog, I believe, represents some of my best work and [Read More...]
Why I think the County Judge in the Baxter County nativity case lied in his press conference and before.
Judge who lost nativity case probably still not consulting county’s legal representatives before speaking.
Alright, so you all know that I’ve been following the nativity case in my hometown. If not, click any one of these links. The reason content has been light today is because County Judge Mickey Pendergrass held a press conference this morning to announce his decision: there will be some secular items like Christmas trees [Read More...]
I wrote recently about the two year-long legal fight with Baxter County in which an elected official lied, harassed, and attempted to intimidate local atheists before losing in a summary judgment (the legal equivalent of a blowout) in court. It’s a testament into just how much work must be done to stand up to a [Read More...]
Internet’s back. Don’t know for how long. Let’s make hay while the sun shines. Ok, so while abortion is legal, Republicans are trying to pass any law they can to make abortions hard to get. One such approach is to require abortion clinics to have hospital admitting privileges they don’t need since abortions are one [Read More...]
Real quick post because this made me smile: The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected an anti-abortion group’s bid to force the federal government to reveal more information about a $1 million grant it made in 2011 to women’s health provider Planned Parenthood in New Hampshire. The nine justices rejected an appeal filed by New [Read More...]
In Port Neches, TX there’s a huge cross in the Port Neches RiverFront Park (which is government property): That’s illegal, and obviously so. So the Freedom From Religion Foundation did what they do: they sent the town a letter essentially saying, “Hey, what you’re doing is illegal. The good news is you can stop doing it [Read More...]
Well this is good news. The attorneys for the lesbian couple who were refused the right to adopt a baby because they were gay (before the judge rescinded his order) filed a motion requesting that Judge Scott Johansen remove himself from the case (a custody hearing was scheduled for Dec. 4 in front of him). [Read More...]
Last week I wrote about the lesbian couple in Utah who were in the process of adopting a baby (they were fostering it at the time) when Judge Scott Johansen ordered that the baby be returned to foster care because the parents were gay. As you can imagine, lots of people across the country were not [Read More...]
For the last two years I’ve covered the nativity scene on the courthouse lawsuit in Baxter County, AR in great detail (see this and this). It is, after all, where my childhood hometown of Mountain Home resides. You really should read the previous coverage as it’s about a clear cut case of a small town [Read More...]
Two lesbians in Utah, a married, loving couple, recently adopted a baby. Everything checked out with their background, financial situation, and everybody was happy: one less child in the foster system and into a loving home. Everybody, that is, except Judge Scott Johansen who ordered the baby removed from their care because they’re gay: April [Read More...]