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Tag Archives: separation of church and state
In Florida, Atheists Told They Can’t Wear Shirts That Say “One Nation, Indivisible” at City Council Meetings!
A grotesque violation of the First Amendment is taking place in the city of Cape Coral: And here’s another report on the story:
The City of Lancaster, in California, is sued for offering sectarian prayers to Jesus before council meetings
Surprise, surprise. As fundamentalists so frequently do when obtaining power, the fundamentalists who dominate the Lancaster City Council (particularly the mayor, R. Rex Parris, and council persons Sherry Marquez and Ron Smith) have overplayed their hand, drawing a lawsuit against the city. … Continue reading
Of course, it will be appealed. But this is still big news on the separation of church and state front. This today in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: A Wisconsin federal judge on Thursday found the National Day of Prayer unconstitutional, … Continue reading
Diane Wood for the Supreme Court: Strong for Gay Equality, Women’s Rights, and the Separation of Church and State
Of the main contenders for Justice Stevens’s Supreme Court seat, Diane Wood sounds great to me. Here’s what AlterNet says about her: Diane Wood is 59 and has been a federal appeals judge “since Clinton tapped her in 1995 after … Continue reading
A few years back, in 2006, Barack Obama gave a long speech on religion in public life. During the 2008 election cycle James Dobson tried to make a political issue of the speech. Dobson didn’t like it. The full text of Barack … Continue reading
I’m an agnostic, and believe strongly in the separation of church and state. And I also think that it is dangerous to talk about presidents in the language of royalty. But I actually found this ritual to be sincere—and even a … Continue reading
Snake Haired Medusas, Vagina Dentatas, and Celtic Green Men: How ‘In God We Trust’ Functions as a Cultural Scare Mask
What is it about scare masks?—whether as manifested as Medusa in ancient Greece, or the Green Man in Celtic culture, it seems that the scare mask put over a door, or on a wall, is designed to: defend from outsiders … Continue reading
California Gay Marriage Hysteria Watch: Dennis Prager Suggests That Gay Marriage Is Worse Than Anything in Aldous Huxley’s “Brave New World”
On May 20, 2008, radio celebrity Dennis Prager, in an article posted on his website titled “California Decision Will Radically Change Society,” asserted that gay marriage is something even worse than the things described by Aldous Huxley in his distopian novel Brave New … Continue reading
Gay Marriage Terror Alert: California Pastor Says Gay Marriage Portends “the Dismantling of Western Civilization”
Conservative clergy members throughout California appear to be attempting to mount a formidable organizational pushback against gay marriage in California, and turning the rhetorical volume up to HIGH. Gay marriage represents “the dismantling of Western Civilization,” my local paper, the Antelope Valley … Continue reading