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Podcast #263 – Too Faithful to Be Faithless

A Texas member of the Electoral College has resigned rather than cast a vote for Donald Trump, stating that the president-elect is not “biblically qualified” to hold office. Also in Texas, the Republican-controlled government is implementing a new regulation requiring … Continue reading

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Should Alabama sue Texas over the recent tornadoes?

Follow this logic.  Last month, Texas Governor Rick Perry proclaimed Easter weekend (April 22-24) as “Days of Prayer for Rain in the State of Texas.”  Never mind the blatant unconstitutionality and foolish superstition of this stunt: Perry claims, with a … Continue reading

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TX fights gay divorce

Make up your mind, Texas.  Either you want the gays to be married or you don’t.  Texas officials are trying to persuade an appeals court to void the divorce granted to two lesbians who got married “up No’th” (specifically, in … Continue reading

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Colbert mocks TX

And what’s not to mock?  Not only is Texas governor Rick Perry determined to have a Creationist wingnut as chair of the state’s Board of Education, but the state is also considering guidelines that will teach that the “foundations of … Continue reading

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McLeroy out as TX BOE chair

The Texas Senate rejected Governor Rick “The Secessionist” Perry’s re-nomination of Don “The Dentist” McLeroy to chair the State Board of Education.  McLeroy is a young-earth creationist whose views on the teaching of evolution have threatened to cripple the state’s … Continue reading

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Squeaker in Texas

The Dallas Morning News reports “the State Board of Education on Thursday narrowly turned aside a last-ditch effort by social conservatives to require that ‘weaknesses’ in the theory of evolution be taught in science classes in Texas.”  It was a … Continue reading

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And now…a Moment of Confusion

Boy, now I’m all confused.  Back in January a US District Court tossed an Illinois law requiring a moment of silence in the public schools.  But earlier this week the 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a moment … Continue reading

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Podcast #31 – Eugenie Scott

We talk to Dr. Eugenie Scott, executive director of the National Center for Science Education (NCSE) about the recent action by the Texas Board of Education [www.tea.state.tx.us/sboe] that places three creationists on the six-member committee that reviews science standards [link].  … Continue reading

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