Aaaaand here come the calls for delay: Justice Scalia was an American hero. We owe it to him, & the Nation, for the Senate to ensure that the next President names his replacement. — Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) February 13, 2016 Jim Wright responded perfectly: Back up, how exactly do WE owe Antonin Scalia anything? Let [Read More...]
This will shake things up. An El Paso source close to Justice Antonin Scalia tells ABC-7 that the 79-year-old died in his sleep last night after a day of quail hunting at Cibolo Creek Ranch outside of Marfa, Texas. The Justice did not report feeling ill and retired to his room after dinner. The source, [Read More...]
Arizona lawmakers obviously break the law to prevent an atheist invocation. (Also, help adjust a poll)
Last week Arizona State Rep. Juan Mendez was barred from giving an atheist invocation to the legislature. This was peculiar as Mendez had done this twice in years past and everybody seemed cool with it: State Rep. Juan Mendez, the Democratic state representative from Tempe, Arizona, made headlines in 2013 when he opened an afternoon [Read More...]
Texas has been trying as hard as it can to deny Syrian refugees, even though the federal government has decided to take a small number of them. They recently sued the federal government over this and, predictably, have lost: Texas hit a major setback on Monday after a federal judge rejected its efforts to block [Read More...]
The Daily Caller, which is about as legit a news source as the bible, posted this headline the other day: First off, big kudos once again to the Freedom From Religion Foundation for yet another legal victory in keeping church and state separate. Those guys and gals at the FFRF get work done, I swear. [Read More...]
The Thomas More Law Center (you know, the one that defended the Discovery Institute during the Dover trial) has helped two Maryland parents sue their daughter’s public school because she had to learn about Islam: The lawsuit filed last week by Michigan-based Thomas More Law Center on behalf of John Kevin and Melissa Wood names [Read More...]
An Oregon judge who refused to officiate the weddings of same-sex couples after the Obergefell ruling due to his Christian beliefs has been sanctioned after a recommendation from the State Supreme Court: A judicial oversight panel investigating complaints against Marion County, Oregon, Judge Vance Day, has recommended that the State Supreme Court remove Judge Day [Read More...]
Two FL churches that get addicts in to preach Jesus are receiving federal money. CFI trying to put a stop to it.
Two substance abuse groups in Florida, Prisoners of Christ and Lamb of God, get addicts in to help them with their addictions and proceed to bombard them with Jesus. With names like those, who could’ve guessed it, right? That’s pretty shifty on its own since Jesus has no documented power to help anybody with addictions, [Read More...]
In 2013 North Dakota lawmakers passed one of those fetal heartbeat bills that could effectively prohibit abortion as early as six weeks. After the 8th Circuit (which oversees both North Dakota and Arkansas) ruled a similar bill in Arkansas’ unconstitutional, the Supreme Court declined to hear North Dakota’s appeal, leaving the lower ruling in place: [Read More...]
FFRF gets Christian flag out of public school’s BOE meeting room in Tennessee. School board was awesome!
In Tennessee, the Freedom From Religion Foundation has successfully gotten a Christian flag out of the Unicoi County Board of Education’s meeting room: Two months after the Freedom From Religion Foundation asked the Unicoi County Board of Education remove the Christian flag from its public meeting room, the banner was removed from the room Thursday [Read More...]