Back in the 1990s when I was regularly covering the antics of TV preacher Pat Robertson’s Christian Coalition, one part of the job was particularly distasteful: listening to speeches by Rabbi Daniel Lapin. Read more
The official blog of Americans United for Separation of Church and State.
When it comes to religion in America, the majority is most certainly not permitted to rule. Apparently an official in a North Carolina county is unaware of this fact, as evidenced by his recent claim that non-Christians should be banned from giving prayers before local government meetings. Read more
A D.C.-based coalition of organizations that oppose legal abortion has announced it will not obey the city’s Reproductive Health Anti-Discrimination Act (RHNDA). In a letter released yesterday, the groups called RHNDA “unprecedented and illegal” and said they “will continue to resist” the law. Read more
The Religious Right celebrated a victory in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's disastrous decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, but fundamentalists may soon change their tune if a humanistic group successfully uses its religious beliefs to undo a restrictive new abortion law. Read more
It is well documented that the Religious Right thinks President Barack Obama either isn’t religious enough or is the “wrong” religion. But it turns out that when it comes to presidents and their personal beliefs, these sentiments are nothing new. As it turns out, Americans have a long history of claiming that the president just isn’t Christian enough for their liking. Read more
The Fayette Circuit Court ruled this week that a Lexington, Ky.-based T-shirt printing company did not break the law when it refused to make shirts for the Gay and Lesbian Services Organization (GLSO).
GLSO had intended to use the shirts in the city’s 2012 Pride Festival, and filed a complaint against the company with the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government Human Rights Commission. The Commission ruled in GLSO’s favor, but Monday’s decision overturns that ruling. Read more