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National Day of Reason

The 7th US Circuit Court of Appeals recently threw out the Freedom From Religion Foundation’s lawsuit against the National Day of Prayer, citing lack of standing.  Paraphrasing the court, “If the president isn’t complaining, there’s no case.”  Of course, the … Continue reading

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O’Reilly + Palin + Natl Day of Prayer = My Head Goes All Explody

If there’s a better example of chirpy, blithe, willful ignorance than this conversation self-perpetuating feedback loop between Bill O’Reilly and Sarah Palin, I would love to see it.  O’Reilly interviewed Palin during the recent May 6th observation of the recently-ruled-unconstitutional … Continue reading

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Podcast #88 – The cross stays (for now)

The Supreme Court has ruled that a Christian cross erected on federal land in the Mojave desert can say (for now).  Among other things, certain justices ((cough) Scalia (cough)) have decided that crosses are a universal symbol for the dead.  … Continue reading

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Day of Prayer Becomes Culture War Skirmish

If you care, tomorrow is the National Day of Prayer, a Congressionally-declared event recently ruled unconstitutional by a federal judge.  (In the shadow of the NDP is the lesser-known but laudable National Day of Reason–check the calendar for events near … Continue reading

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Podcast #87 – Natl Day of Prayer Unconstitutional

A judge has ruled the National Day of Prayer unconstitutional, handing Dan Barker’s Freedom from Religion Foundation a victory in its lawsuit against the federal government.  President Obama (who participated in the NDP last year) immediately said he would participate … Continue reading

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Nat’l Day of Prayer unconstitutional

(But then, we knew that already, didn’t we.) A federal judge has ruled the National Day of Prayer unconstitutional.  Let the weeping and gnashing of teeth begin.  Expect to hear a whole heckuva lot of whining from conservatives, and shrill … Continue reading

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Bleckley Bible Reading 2009

See the picture on the right?  That’s the Bleckley County (Georgia) Court House, in Cochran, Georgia (just south of Macon in the middle of the state).  [Click on the image for a larger view.]  In case you “missed” the National … Continue reading

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