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Victory In California!: Appeals Court Flunks Math Teacher’s Religious Display

California high school teacher Bradley Johnson had a funny way of instructing students about math. In his Poway Unified School District classroom, he posted two huge banners proclaiming his religious sentiments. Read more

Joy To The World!: High Court Lets School Officials Make Decisions About Holiday Music

I happen to like Christmas music. My collection includes everything from a version of Handel’s "Messiah" by the Choir of King’s College to Jean Ritchie singing "Brightest and Best." (I don’t have a cut of "Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer"; you have to draw the line somewhere.)

But I don’t demand that the government provide my music for me or insist that the Constitution requires public officials to do so. Read more

Creche Clash: Religious Right Launches Another Bogus Persecution Claim

Yesterday was the 350th anniversary of the hanging of two Quakers by the Puritan establishment in Massachusetts Bay Colony.

William Robinson and Marmaduke Stevenson had come from England in 1656 to escape religious persecution. But on Oct. 27, 1659, they became the first Quakers in America to be executed because of their religious beliefs.

These men paid with their lives for merely wanting to practice their own faith. Now that is religious intolerance and persecution to the extreme. Read more