Legislators in Arkansas voted earlier this year to erect the Ten Commandments at the state capitol in Little Rock. This would seem to be a clear example of government showing favoritism to a religious code. But for now, other faiths shouldn’t assume they’ll get the same treatment. Read more
A federal judge recently ruled that it’s perfectly fine for a Ten Commandments monument to remain on government property because the people who complained about the display couldn’t prove that they were sufficiently offended by it. Read more
An Arkansas lawmaker’s proposal that would result in the placement of a Ten Commandments monument on public land looks like a jobs bill for a Religious Right legal organization.
Alabama’s Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy S. Moore is a crackpot. There, I’ve said it.
I like to be a polite person, but this man’s behavior is so beyond the pale, I can’t think of any other way to put it. Why? Let me count the ways.
Judge Moore was the belligerent jurist who in 2001, shortly after his election as chief justice, erected a two-and-one-half ton monument containing his favorite version of the Ten Commandments in the state Judicial Building. Read more
An Alabama official wants to display the Ten Commandments outside a county courthouse, and he thinks he can justify the location of said monument by arguing that the famous list of biblical laws simply isn’t religious.
The Religious Right is still trying to sell Americans on the idea that merging religion and government is just the thing to turn this country around in a hurry, and now they’re getting some assistance from two media personalities: Bill O’Reilly and Ben Stein.
In an interview on NBC’s “Today Show” this morning, Fox News host O’Reilly said Americans are tired of secularism.
“I think people are fed up with secularism,” he said. “It gets just to be too much.” Read more
By the end of the month, the courthouse in Bradford County, Fla., will be home to a large granite bench covered with quotes from famous skeptics and atheists.
How did this happen? Is Bradford County some sort of hotbed of atheism? Read more