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June 24 in freethought history…

June 24, 1842 – Writer Ambrose Bierce is born in Ohio. Bierce wrote many celebrated short stories, perhaps most notably the Civil War tale “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge.” His most enduring work is The Devil’s Dictionary, a satirical … Continue reading

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June 14 in freethought history…

June 14, 1954 – President Eisenhower signs a law inserting “under God” into the Pledge of Allegiance, saying, “FROM THIS DAY FORWARD, the millions of our school children will daily proclaim in every city and town, every village and rural school … Continue reading

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Podcast #123 – Study on US Catholic Child Abuse

Assuming the world hasn’t come to an end or that you haven’t been Raptured away… The US Catholic Church reveals The Causes and Context of Sexual Abuse of Minors by Catholic Priests in the United States, 1950-2010, a study into the causes … Continue reading

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SCOTUS declines to hear Newdow’s IGWT appeal

It’s not a loss, but it’s not exactly a victory, either.  The Supreme Court has refused to hear Michael Newdow’s appeal after the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the national motto “In God We Trust” is not a … Continue reading

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Podcast #84 Bonus Material – Newdow in 2002

I’m packing up to head to Newark for the American Atheists convention this weekend, but meanwhile, here’s a blast from the past.  Waaay back in August 2002, I (John C. Snider) interviewed Michael Newdow when he was  just hitting the … Continue reading

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Podcast #84 – Newdow in Flames

The 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals has denied activist Michael Newdow’s lawsuits to challenge “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance and “In God We Trust” on the currency.  We think the Court was cowardly and disingenuous.  Unfortunately, this … Continue reading

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9th Circuit rejects Newdow

The 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld the Constitutionality of the phrase “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance and the motto “In God We Trust” on American currency.  This double body-blow denies two lawsuits spearheaded by Michael … Continue reading

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Judge rejects inaugural lawsuit

This is no surpise.  “A federal judge on Thursday refused to order the words ‘so help me God’ taken out of President-elect Barack Obama‘s oath of office next week or to prevent ministers from praying at the inauguration celebration.”  Even … Continue reading

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Charlie Daniels Is a Miserable Idiot

When Sherri Shepherd, America’s Stupidest Celebrity, looks in her rearview mirror, surely she sees Charlie Daniels gaining on her fast. Yes, that Charlie Daniels.  The father of the country rock masterpiece “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” (Full disclosure: I kind of like … Continue reading

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