Category Archives: Religion in the News

Have You Even Consulted an Attorney?

A couple of weeks ago, a story broke on Fox “News” about the US Army’s recent decision to include the American Family Association – described as a “well-respected Christian ministry” that “advocates for traditional family values” by the folks over … Continue reading

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One More Success for Real Science

(Sorry Deb, I’m picking on Texas again!)  Back a couple of months ago, the Texas State Board of Education met to determine the contents of the next generation of science textbooks.  The importance of this being that whatever they decide … Continue reading

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God, Freemasons, Dark Sided …

I had a class last night, so here’s a quick two-fer. First, courtesy of my friend Dan, we have a decision from Oregon’s Department of Justice recognizing the legality of same-sex marriages from out of state.  Too bad we still … Continue reading

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There’s Crazy, Then There’s Cruz.

If it’s one person the nation can thank for shutting down the government, it’s Senator Ted Cruz of Texas.  His far-right wing politics, pathological obsession with the Affordable Care Act, and his complete unwillingness to compromise has lost him a … Continue reading

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Kosher Phone?

Are these people for real? ‘Kosher phone’ blocks crisis hotlines Cellular phones defined as “kosher” block emergency numbers for mental counseling and sexual assault victims, a Ynet inquiry reveals. The numbers for rape crisis centers – 1202 for women and … Continue reading

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Another Avoidable Lawsuit

This time we turn our attention to Ohio, where a middle school in the Jackson City School District now has to pay about $100k in settlement and legal fees to the Freedom From Religion Foundation and American Civil Liberties Union … Continue reading

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I’m Sure They Were Just Thinking of the Children

… or at least that’s the excuse they’re likely to give.  Long story short, a private school in Monterrey, Mexico decided to expel a young girl solely on the basis of her parents’ sexuality and their refusal to hide themselves … Continue reading

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