A Legislator In Pennsylvania Has Introduced An Offensive Prayer Day Resolution. Lawmakers Should Denounce It.The resolution is littered with offensive Christian nationalist language, among those a declaration that 'The House of Representatives devoutly recognizes the Supreme Authority and just Government of Almighty God in all the affairs of men and of nations.'
- Religious freedom doesn’t mean the right to expose others to harm, injury or death. Certain religious practices can be curbed or banned if they threaten others.
- Tennessee includes many varieties of Christians but also non-Christians and non-believers as well. The government can best respect all of their rights by refraining from elevating a text that some (but by no means all) Tennesseans regard as sacred above all others.
- This is yet another of Trump’s not-so-subtle dog whistles to rile up the racist elements of this base. And, like Falwell’s daft comments, it’s not helpful.
Jerry Falwell Jr. Is Spreading Misinformation About Coronavirus – And Endangering America In The ProcessUnfortunately, some people are working against national interests by spreading messages that are not only inaccurate and counterproductive but dangerous. Among them is Christian nationalist leader Jerry Falwell Jr., president of Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va.
In all of the breaking news about coronavirus, you might have missed the announcement on Friday that President Donald Trump declared Sunday an official Day of Prayer in response to the epidemic.
- Christian nationalists are fond of tossing around the term 'biblical law' as if there was an agreed-upon definition of what that means. But there’s not, and that’s one reason why American law is not based on the Bible (or any other religious book).
TV Preacher Jim Bakker Is Hawking A Fake Coronavirus ‘Cure.’ Government Officials Are Right To Stop Him.Americans United has explained repeatedly that religious freedom gives the right to believe whatever you want about religion, but it does not give one person the right to cause harm to another or take away their rights