Ersatz historian and “Christian nation” booster David Barton is at it again. This time he’s claiming that the city of Las Vegas cut violent crime by 75 percent after the police department adopted “biblical principles” and began working with conservative churches.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) raided several electronics vendors and ultra-Orthodox private schools in Monsey, Ramapo and Kiryas Joel, N.Y., this week. FBI agents and local police served warrants on the facilities in order to investigate possible fraudulent uses of government funds.
A beleaguered Gay/Straight Alliance (GSA) may continue to meet in a Franklin County, Tenn., high school — for now.
School board officials met this week to determine whether they will disband all clubs at Franklin County High School (FCHS) or allow them to operate subject to certain conditions.
If you have children, there’s a good chance you’ve worked hard to instill in them the values you hold, whether those values are religious or secular.
If you’re a Christian, a Jew, a Hindu, a Pagan, a humanist, etc. you probably raised your children in that faith or philosophy. If it was important to you, you likely wanted it to be important to them.
Amanda Scott is a member of the Americans United for Separation of Church and State’s Youth Advisory Council, and like many young activists, she volunteers with multiple organizations.
Amanda’s work as a Planned Parenthood clinic escort coalesces with her work at Americans United. Both organizations are working to protect women’s access to healthcare from the Religious Right’s many attempts to dismantle it.
Although retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson formally ended his campaign for president last week, it seems the Religious Right favorite isn’t about to go away anytime soon.
Spare a thought for Roy Moore.
Moore likely thought that as chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court he’d finally have the authority to enforce God’s moral law. Theocracy has, after all, been the raison d’etre of his career. But our secular legal system – or Satan, depending on who you ask – has thwarted him at every turn.