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Sin Of Omission: Texas School Board Refuses To Give Guidance On Bible Classes

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No Faith-Based Bias: Washington Post Supports Ban On Publicly Funded Hiring Discrimination

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Poster Pulled: Missouri Official Reluctantly Takes Down Sectarian Office Display

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Faith-Based Advice: Coalition Urges Presidential Candidates To Change Bush's Initiative

In February of 1811, President James Madison vetoed a congressional bill incorporating an Episcopal church in Washington, D.C. Citing the First Amendment, Madison said the measure "exceeds the rightful authority to which governments are limited by the essential distinction between civil and religious functions." Read more

Louisiana's Disgrace: Anti-Evolution Law Draws Critical Attention At Home And Abroad

In 1514, Copernicus hypothesized that the universe does not orbit around Earth. Over a century later, in 1633, Galileo Galilei was convicted by the Catholic Church of heresy for "following the position of Copernicus, which is contrary to the true sense and authority of the Holy Scripture."

In 1992, the Church officially admitted that Galileo was right.

Doesn't it seem ridiculous that it took over four centuries for science and religion to reach agreement? Read more

Mr. Madison's Momentous Missive: Correcting That 'Old Error' About Religion And Government

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