church and state

By Sean McGilvray The 9th Circuit recently denied a rehearing for the case in which they ruled that the giant cross that sits on federally owned land atop Mount Soledad in La Jolla, California is unconstitutional. In January of this year, the 9th Circuit took the entirely reasonable position that when...

Oh Flori-duh, you never fail to amuse. Clay County Pastor, Ron Baker of Russell Baptist Church in Green Cover Springs, FL holds weekly prayer sessions near the Clay Hill Elementary school's flagpole. To make sure that everyone knows about it, the school principal, LArry Davis put out a...

Many concerns come to mind when someone thinks about spending time in prison.  First and foremost, there is always the risk of being shanked with a very, very sharp toothbrush.  For the financial criminals, there is the distinct shame of being bested by Bernie Madoff in a game of badminton....

I understand why people want the government and the public schools to back up their religion. Here you have a bastardization of a 2000 years old cult. It is based upon lies, fairy tales, and superstition. How else are you going to perpetuate this set of beliefs...

Naturally, his candidacy is no more serious than Sarah Palin's nomination for a Rhodes Scholarship, but this guy is a constitutional train wreck. He claims that any community has a right to ban a mosque in their community. Fuck the First Amendment, Boo Boo! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZqyIM1jAMU] No, Herman, No. No...

By J. DeVoy The ACLU is suing the State of Nevada and Clark County - where Las Vegas is located - over laws that require non-governmental marriage officiants to have a religious affiliation.  While anyone can perform a marriage in Nevada, he or she must obtain a certificate to solemnize the...

One of the clergy members that I have always admired was an old Italian priest I knew years ago. His congregation was limited to a maximum security prison -- including death row. He explained to me that ministering to the condemned was the most rewarding assignment he had...