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  • Ohio State Teaches Atheists are Smarter than Christians

    07/26/2014 8:09:14 PM PDT · by detective · 72 replies
    College Insurrection ^ | July 26, 2014 | Aleister
    Imagine the outrage if this lesson pitted men against women or straight people against gay people. Kaitlyn Schallhorn of Campus Reform reported. Exclusive: Ohio State core class teaches Christians are dumber than atheists An Ohio State University (OSU) class has apparently determined another fundamental difference between Christians and atheists: their IQ points.
  • Texas Town Braces for Battle With Atheists Over Nativity Scene

    12/14/2011 1:54:22 PM PST · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 14, 2011 | Maggie Kirkman
    Driving through the tiny rural town of Athens, Texas, and you’d be hard pressed to find something that might catch national attention -- or so it was until about a week ago. An hour and a half outside of Dallas, the Athens town square is dominated by the county courthouse, and this time of year, Christmas decorations are on each corner. But it is the nativity scene across the street from the Taco Bell that has caused controversy. It started with a simple letter. As Jefferson County commissioner Joe Hall tells it, he received the shock of his life when...
  • Atheists around world suffer persecution, discrimination: report. (And Christians do not?)

    12/10/2012 9:08:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Yahoo!News ^ | December 10, 2012 | Robert Evans
    GENEVA (Reuters) - Atheists and other religious skeptics suffer persecution or discrimination in many parts of the world and in at least seven nations can be executed if their beliefs become known, according to a report issued on Monday. The study, from the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU), showed that "unbelievers" in Islamic countries face the most severe - sometimes brutal - treatment at the hands of the state and adherents of the official religion.
  • In world's most religious country, humanists rally for secular space

    11/25/2012 3:54:09 PM PST · by haffast · 13 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 11/25/2012 | Chris Stein
    In Ghana, where deeply held religious beliefs unite much of the population, a new group has formed around a shared disbelief in religion. The Humanist Association of Ghana practices a philosophy that is mostly unheard of in Ghana, which a recent survey ranked as the most religious country in the world. Nonetheless, the group has already made waves in West Africa. Last weekend, the association hosted humanists from across the region for a conference in the capital Accra, where attendees listened as speakers discussed the impact humanists could make on West African society. Lecturers talked about how humanists can stand...
  • Atheist group at Dartmouth plans anti Mother Teresa event

    11/16/2012 1:55:51 PM PST · by oliverdarcy · 23 replies
    An atheist group at Dartmouth College is planning an event aimed at skewering the reputation of the late Mother Teresa. The Atheists Humanists Agnostics (AHA) club sent out a campus-wide e-mail announcing the program on Tuesday and promising a “full-out romp against why one of the most beloved people of the century, Mother Teresa, is as Hitchens put it… ‘a lying, thieving Albanian dwarf.’”
  • I Believe in Tim Tebow

    01/13/2012 9:23:32 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 28 replies
    ESPN.com ^ | January 13, 2012 | Rick Reilly
    Every week, Tebow picks out someone who is suffering, or who is dying, or who is injured. He flies these people and their families to the Broncos game, rents them a car, puts them up in a nice hotel, buys them dinner (usually at a Dave & Buster's).... Remember the QB who lost his leg, Jacob Rainey? He got his prosthetic leg a few weeks ago, and he wants to play high school football next season. Yes, tackle football. He'd be the first to do that on an above-the-knee amputation. Hmmm. Wonder where he got that crazy idea? "Tim told...
  • Watch – Walking Christmas Tree Beats NYC’s Ban

    12/24/2011 6:09:29 PM PST · by Fred · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Blaze ^ | 122311 | Blaze
    Scott LoBaido is clever man. He found a way to bring Christmas trees back into NYC’s transportation hubs. LoBaido designed and wore a Christmas tree costume! After being sued for allowing Christmas decorations in bus and ferry teminals, New York City imposed a ban on Christmas trees and other holiday decorations. Scott was not pleased about the ban and managed to find a way to bring the Christmas spirit to the Staten Island Ferry terminal.
  • The reason for the season remains forever

    12/24/2011 11:05:26 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/24/2011 | Debbie Leininger
    During the Christmas season it seems those professing no religion go into overdrive to silence the message spoken by the angel so many years ago, “Behold! I bring you tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David, a Savior, Who is Christ the Lord. And this will be sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.” Why would there be such a stirring to remove all vestiges of Christmas, even the name itself? The question is answered...
  • Atheists Continue War on Christmas

    12/20/2011 5:45:41 PM PST · by Coleus · 19 replies
    The New American ^ | 12.13.11 | Raven Clabough
    For a number of Americans, the Christmas season is a time for joy and love, but for others, it’s an opportunity to stage a war against Christianity. The latest battle entails a blasphemous nativity scene from a group of atheists, which they have defended as a response to counteract the Christian “War on the Constitution.”  Wisconsin is once again at the center of a major dispute, this time because Governor Scott Walker made the mistake of referring to the “holiday” spruce as a “Christmas tree.” That prompted the Freedom from Religion Foundation to call Walker “a Teabagger governor wearing religion...
  • Thousands attend rally for nativity scene

    12/19/2011 8:52:27 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 18 replies
    UPI ^ | 18 Dec 2011 | unattributed
    ATHENS, Texas, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- A crowd of more than 5,000 people gathered in Athens, Texas, in support of a nativity scene on display at the Henderson County Courthouse. "We are seeing unfold before our very eyes, the beginning of persecution of Christianity in our nation," First Baptist Church Malakoff Pastor Nathan Lorick said at the rally Saturday. "It seems it is no longer acceptable to express and exhibit the doctrines of our faith in the nation that was founded upon those same doctrines. That is why thousands are here today." The rally came after Freedom From Religion Foundation...
  • Atheists playing the victim

    11/29/2011 11:07:27 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 16 replies
    One News Now ^ | 11/28/2011 | Charlie Butts
    One conservative attorney says he has no sympathy for the atheists who have launched a holiday advertising campaign to promote their stance and attack Christians. The billboard and newspaper ads that read "Bias Against Atheists is Naughty, Not Nice" are being placed in towns where atheists have made an effort to push religion out of the public arena. "I have very little sympathy for atheists, the ones who are perpetrating anti-Christian bias," admits Matt Barber of Liberty Counsel Action. "And when they receive a little push-back and people point out the reality that we are a Christian nation, they get...
  • Camp Pendleton didn't see cross flap coming

    11/20/2011 2:29:50 PM PST · by radar101 · 23 replies
    North County Times ^ | Nov 20, 2011 | Mark Walker
    Scott Radetski, Karen Mendoza, Jon Gross and Shannon Book work to carry a 13-foot cross to the top of a mountain at Camp Pendleton on Nov. 10 to recognize those Marines who have fallen or been wounded in combat. The original cross was carried up by seven people, and three of those original seven were killed in combat in Iraq. Radetski was a chaplain during the battle for Fallujah, Mendoza's husband was killed in combat, and Gross and Book also served in Iraq during the battle for Fallujah. (RICK LOOMIS / Los Angeles Times ) A memorial cross atop...
  • Chase orders Southlake bank to remove Christmas tree (because it could offend people)

    12/03/2010 8:04:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    Star Telegram ^ | 12/03/2010 | Terry Evans
    SOUTHLAKE -- Chase Bank told a businessman to remove the Christmas tree he donated to a local branch because it could offend people. Antonio Morales, owner of Bellagio Day Spa in Southlake, had assembled and decorated a 9-foot-tall tree in the lobby of the Chase Bank branch at 1700 E. Southlake Boulevard as a favor to the branch manager, who is one of his clients. The tree remained in the lobby from the Monday before Thanksgiving until Tuesday. Morales said his friend called him Wednesday to tell him the tree had to go. She later showed him an e-mail from...
  • The UN is An Absurd Organization Beyond Redemption

    10/18/2010 1:35:49 PM PDT · by Amerisrael · 5 replies
    Ban ki-Moon is a moonbat. As well as his Assistant Secretary General. This dhimmi moonbat is ranting against Israel's decision to resume building in their own land of Judea and Samaria.The UN today is nothing more than a tool used by marxists, communists, and islamists to oppose America, Israel and the other free democratic countries.At the time of the UN's founding, there were about 55 member nations.Led by the U.S., most were free democratic countries with  Judeo / Christian heritage, beliefs, values, and culture.The exceptions to this were the minority communist bloc nations led by Russia.This is not the case today.Today there are 192...
  • Christine O’Donnell Wins Republican Nomination – Now Moves on to Fight the Republicans

    09/16/2010 2:40:44 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 14 replies
    Upon reading the reviews of Christine O’Donnell’s win over Mike Castle in the Delaware Republican Senate primary, one could be forgiven for conjuring up images of monks (a la Monty Python) walking around in a circle, whacking themselves with boards and chanting “Woe, verily woe!” Ruth Marcus over at the Washington Post is scared and despondent: … I had thought the silver lining of this election year might be to produce a Senate with a more robust cadre of moderate Republicans. […] Now, it’s as plausible to envision a bolstered Jim DeMint caucus, following the disturbingly powerful junior senator from...
  • Atheists say prayer makes them physically sick

    10/08/2009 12:54:00 PM PDT · by honestabe010 · 61 replies · 1,851+ views
    The Woodward Report ^ | Ocotber 7, 2009 | bob Unruh
    Atheists recruited to be part of a lawsuit that is trying to rid government ceremonies such as the inauguration of a president of any invocation or other prayer have claimed they are made physically ill by prayer. "As I watched the inauguration, my stomach did a somersault with disgust for how much our country was violating the constitution (sic), the most important document in our country," wrote a 15-year-old in testimony being given to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. The lawsuit was filed before President Obama's inauguration and subsequently was dismissed at the district court...
  • Ongoing Coverage of Obama Ignoring In God We Trust

    07/28/2008 4:05:02 PM PDT · by Trio · 11 replies · 196+ views
    CNS News ^ | July 28, 2008 | Penny Starr
    In God We Trust, a national political inter-faith advocacy group, has called on Sen. Barack Obama to condemn the message on a billboard in Denver, the site of next month’s Democratic National Convention. The billboard, alluding to a song by the late John Lennon of the Beatles, bears the message “Imagine No Religion” imprinted over what appears to be stained glass. It was paid for by the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF), which describes itself as a membership association of atheists and agnostics. According to a report in the Denver Post, the billboard will only stand through July and will...
  • Americans United Files Lawsuit Challenging Sectarian Prayers At New York Town's Board Meetings

    02/28/2008 11:58:19 AM PST · by rochester_veteran · 11 replies · 101+ views
    Americans United for Separation of Church and State website ^ | Thursday, February 28, 2008 | Americans United for Separation of Church and State
    Church-State Watchdog Group Says Board's Preference For Christianity Flouts First Amendment Of The Constitution Americans United for Separation of Church and State today filed a lawsuit in federal district court against a town council in New York that opens its public sessions with Christian prayer. Americans United sued the Greece, N.Y., Town Board and its supervisor, John Auberger, on behalf of two local residents who object to government-sponsored religious activities that favor one faith over others. The lawsuit alleges that almost all of the board’s opening prayers are explicitly Christian, and that since 2004, only a single non-Christian has been...
  • How to Respond to a Supercilious Atheist

    01/26/2008 7:40:54 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 48 replies · 185+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 1-26-2008 | Alan Roebuck
    Not all atheists are supercilious, of course. Many are content to live and let live, and some even grant that religion (which, in America, basically means Christianity) does some good. But atheism as an organized, evangelizing movement has been on the offensive lately. Witness the "New Atheists" such as Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris and Christopher Hitchens, with their aggressive stance against God and their bestselling books attempting to debunk religion. So, assuming you are a theist, what do you say to the atheist who asks, "You don't (chuckle) actually believe in God, do you (snicker)?" The natural response would be...
  • BROKEN 'COMPASS' (Anti-God movie gets 1.5 star review)

    12/06/2007 4:02:42 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 121 replies · 175+ views
    NY Post ^ | 12/6/07 | Kyle Smith
    ANTI-CHURCH MOVIE REVIEW ‘NARNIA’ KNOCKOFF WAY OFF COURSE FIVE minutes before “The Golden Compass" started, I was wondering when it was going to start. Forty minutes into it, I was wondering exactly the same thing. “The Golden Compass," a sort of “The Empire Strikes Harry Potter of the Caribbean," only with giant polar bears wearing suits of armor and punching each other in the face, reminded me why I stopped reading sci-fi and fantasy when I was 15. It was the nouns. “Hark thee, my fair Stenerud, and wield well this ancient benirschke. Journeyest then to the plain of Septien,...
  • Stanley Fish Deconstructs Atheism

    07/16/2007 4:13:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 288 replies · 4,110+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | July 16, 2007 | Dinesh D'Souza
    Years ago I had a series of debates with the literary scholar Stanley Fish. Our topic was political correctness. I portrayed Fish as the grand deconstructor of Western civilization, and he fired back in There’s No Such Thing As Free Speech, several chapters of which are an answer to my arguments. As I got to know Fish, however, I recognized that although he defended some of the practices being promoted in the name of multiculturalism and diversity, he was not himself a politically correct thinker. We became friends, and in 1992 he and his wife attended my wedding. Fish has...
  • AMERICA'S CHURCHES ...LIGHTHOUSES OR LUKE WARM FENCE RIDERS?

    02/16/2007 5:11:47 AM PST · by carolgr · 22 replies · 684+ views
    Has the Sunday morning worship in some churches become an exclusively predictable feel-good entertainment experience? Do many services begin with good music and a brief feel-good scripture passage followed with a honey-coated three point feel-good fluff sermon, catered by the preacher, that is totally devoid of the anti-God issues that we face in our lives, community and nation as a body of Bible believing Christians? If so, then this is very distressing for that church. Where is the hard-hitting worship? If Americans respected God today, as they should, they wouldn’t distance themselves from God’s word. They wouldn’t be using their...
  • President Bush to Sign Mt Soledad Cross Bill Monday (San Diego, CA)

    08/14/2006 1:38:12 PM PDT · by TheDon · 23 replies · 832+ views
    KOGO ^ | August 14, 2006
    Congressman Duncan Hunter and other local officials will be on hand for the President's signing of the bill to transfer the cross to the federal government. President Bush is scheduled to sign the bill into law transferring the Mt. Soledad Cross and property on which is sets to the federal government. The U.S. Senate and House have voted to approve the bill sponsored by Republican Congressman Duncan Hunter, Brian Bilbray and Darrell Issa that was approved by the U.S. House earlier. On hand for Monday's signing ceremony will be Congressman Hunter, along with the attorney for the city who has...
  • 'War on Easter' waged

    04/10/2006 11:15:15 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 70 replies · 1,860+ views
    WND ^ | 11 April 2006
    A media company that produced a best-selling documentary asserting that Jesus Christ never existed today launches its "War on Easter," encouraging volunteer atheists to plant copies of the film "The God Who Wasn't There" in churches across the United States. Dubbing the effort "Operation Easter Sanity," Brian Flemming, a self-described "former Christian fundamentalist" and president of Beyond Belief Media, hopes to covertly place 666 copies of the documentary in churches by Easter Sunday, April 16. The number 666 is the biblical mark of "The Beast," which also is the name of another film by Flemming set for a 06-06-06 release....
  • Atheists File Suit Against UHP Memorial Crosses

    12/01/2005 7:13:41 AM PST · by Andyman · 199 replies · 3,607+ views
    ABC 4 in Utah ^ | 12/1/2005 | ABC 4
    A lawsuit against memorial crosses is set to be filed Thursday by a group that feels they violate the separation of church and state. Three Utah atheists, backed by a national organization based in Texas, are filing suit against the state for allowing crosses to be erected in honor of highway patrol troopers, who have died in the line of duty. Richard Andrews said, "I feel the same way a Jew might feel if you put a state symbol on a swastika" According to the UHP Association, a support group for troopers and their families, many fallen troopers' relatives consider...
  • Newdow Files Suit To Take National Motto Off Currency

    11/15/2005 6:44:48 AM PST · by freema · 62 replies · 1,206+ views
    American Family Association ^ | 11/04/05 | AP/Reuters
    Michael Newdow, who has already filed a suit to take "under God" out of the Pledge of Allegiance, is now suing to remove our national motto from our currency. Newdow told the ACLU of Oklahoma that the national motto on U.S. currency is a violation of the separation of church and state. He is offended because he is an atheist. He wants to use the Federal courts to make his atheism the official religion of America. Newdow filed in the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals which recently ruled that judges, not parents, have the final say in what will...
  • Newdow at it again… Announces lawsuit to remove “In God We Trust” from currency.

    11/14/2005 11:02:48 AM PST · by Craig DeLuz · 20 replies · 671+ views
    The Home of Uncommon Sense ^ | 11/14/2005 | Craig DeLuz
    We all knew it was coming and here it is. Michael Newdow’s has officially announced his most recent attempt to remove God from the public square. Read More... Craig DeLuz Visit The Home of Uncommon Sense... www.craigdeluz.com
  • China decries Vatican invitation to four bishops (wants Vatican to sever ties with Taiwan)

    09/11/2005 2:09:49 PM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies · 398+ views
    The Star ^ | September 11, 2005 | Isabel Reynolds
    BEIJING (Reuters) - China, which bans its Catholics from recognising the Pope, has turned down a Vatican invitation to four Chinese bishops to go to Rome, saying it showed no respect.  Beijing has not had diplomatic ties with the Vatican since 1951, two years after the Communist takeover in China, and insists that relations cannot be resumed unless Rome severs links with self-ruled Taiwan, which Beijing claims as its own.  The four bishops invited to Rome were on a list of prelates from around the world that the Pope had named to be members of next month's synod, the Vatican...
  • Sleeping with the enemy

    08/21/2005 3:35:35 AM PDT · by armymarinedad · 40 replies · 2,183+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 08/21/05 | Robert Novak
    At Cindy Sheehan's side since Aug. 6 when she began her anti-war protest outside President Bush's Texas ranch have been three groups that openly support the Iraqi insurgency against U.S. troops: Code Pink-Women For Peace, United for Peace & Justice, and Veterans For Peace. Those organizations were represented at a mock ''war crimes'' trial in Istanbul....
  • Prayer 'doesn't cure the sick'

    07/14/2005 7:17:31 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 32 replies · 424+ views
    news.com.au ^ | 15 July 2005
    PRAYING for people who are facing heart surgery does not raise their chances of a cure or of avoiding death, according to an unusual study published in the British medical weekly The Lancet. US doctors enrolled 748 patients with coronary artery disease who were about to undergo cardiac or arterial treatment using a catheter, a technique that can be done under local anaesthetic and is less invasive than open surgery but still carries a risk. The patients were assigned to two groups of roughly equal numbers. The first group had prayers said for them at a distance by Christians, Muslims,...
  • P.C. scholars take Christ out of B.C.

    04/25/2005 7:10:15 AM PDT · by ZGuy · 46 replies · 1,429+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 4/25/05 | Michael Gormley
    In certain precincts of a world encouraged to embrace differences, Christ is out. The terms "B.C." and "A.D." increasingly are shunned by certain scholars. Educators and historians say schools have been changing the terms "Before Christ," or B.C., to "Before Common Era," or B.C.E., and "anno Domini" (Latin for "in the year of the Lord") to "Common Era." In short, they're referred to as B.C.E. and C.E. The new terms were introduced by academics in the 1990s in public elementary and high school classrooms. Candace de Russy, a national writer on education and Catholic issues and a trustee for SUNY,...
  • Sniveling athiests complain that they don't get benefits for turning in old Christmas trees

    12/29/2004 7:16:59 PM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 53 replies · 1,240+ views
    Special Report with Brit Hume - The Grapevine ^ | December 29, 2004 | Brit Hume/Michael Levine
    An effort to boost Christmas Tree recycling in Chicago has come under fire by atheists (search), who say it unfairly benefits Christians. Authorities planned to hand out a year's worth of blue recycling bags in exchange for one used tree, but atheist activist Rob Sherman says the program is inherently unfair to those without Christmas trees. Officials told him he could bring someone else's tree but Sherman complained that "Atheists shouldn't have to go begging from home to home for a Christian who will sponsor them." The city will now offer the blue bags to anyone who visits a tree...
  • Atheists to rally against judge

    12/22/2004 5:18:21 AM PST · by Ellesu · 14 replies · 400+ views
    Andalusia Star News ^ | 12/21/04 | Kim Henderson
    Area atheists are planning to protest local Circuit Court Judge Ashley McKathan's "Ten Commandments robe" today, in front of the First Baptist Church in Opp. At noon today (Wednesday), former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore will be in attendance at a Rotarian meeting in the church's fellowship hall, where he has said he will publicly support McKathan's robe. Larry Darby, president of the Montgomery-based Atheist Law Center, organized the protest and has called for fellow atheists to join him to voice their non-support. "Our presence in Opp (Wednesday) is important because Alabama is receiving a lot of negative publicity at...
  • Famous Athiest Now Believes in God.

    12/09/2004 2:20:12 PM PST · by Republic_of_Secession. · 30 replies · 1,721+ views
    Newsmax.com ^ | December 9, 2004. | Newsmax.com
    Science Gives Famous Atheist Faith in God. NEW YORK - A British philosophy professor who has been a leading champion of atheism for more than a half-century has changed his mind. He now believes in God, more or less, based on scientific evidence, and says so on a video released Thursday. At age 81, after decades of insisting belief is a mistake, Antony Flew has concluded that some sort of intelligence or first cause must have created the universe. A super-intelligence is the only good explanation for the origin of life and the complexity of nature, Flew said in a...
  • Godless Americans Endorse John Kerry

    10/22/2004 8:13:59 PM PDT · by nonkultur · 33 replies · 983+ views
    GAMPAC ^ | 10/22/2004 | ELLEN JOHNSON, Executive Director
    Dear friends, GAMPAC, the GODLESS AMERICANS POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE, has endorsed Sen. John Kerry and Sen. John Edwards for President and Vice President of the United States. The November election is a crucial one for our nation, and in particular the First Amendment separation of government and religion. The winner will likely be in the position of naming key appointees to the U.S. Supreme Court and the rest of the federal judiciary. Other important legislative issues, as well as the fate of the faith-based initiative — a dangerous experiment aiding religious groups and imposing a “Religion Tax” on the American...
  • Harris County (Houston, TX) must remove Bible displayed at courthouse

    08/10/2004 2:21:41 PM PDT · by truthandlife · 102 replies · 2,295+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 8/10/04 | RAD SALLEE
    .S. District Judge Sim Lake ruled today that a Bible displayed in a monument outside the Harris County Civil Courts Building must be removed within 10 days and that the county must pay $41,000 in court costs and attorney fees. Real estate broker and attorney Kay Staley sued the county in federal court to have the monument removed, contending the display violates the First Amendment ban on an establishment of religion. The King James Bible rests under glass inside a 4-foot stone monument on the west side of the Civil Courthouse, 301 Fannin. The monument was constructed with private funds...
  • Atheists Endorse Kerry-Edwards Ticket

    07/16/2004 11:18:08 AM PDT · by justme346 · 16 replies · 1,044+ views
    BushCountry.org ^ | 07/16/04 | Reverend Austin Miles
    The Godless Americans Political Action Committee (GAMPAC) has formally endorsed John Kerry for President. The committee, that was formed in March, announced at a press conference that they represent nearly 30 million Americans that could translate into as many votes. Their website is: www.godlessamericans.org This endorsement of Kerry, by those who do not believe in God, and want to outlaw all references to God in public places, re-define marriage, make homosexuality the norm, advance a culture of vulgarity and kill all babies of inconvenience, [should not] come as a surprise. If elected, Kerry will fully represent them. Before this...
  • The Pledge, The Left, and The Courts

    04/12/2004 2:52:34 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 5 replies · 193+ views
    HUMAN EVENTS ^ | Apr 12, 2004 | Phyllis Schlafly
    The atheists just had their day before the U.S. Supreme Court, but they are not in good spirits about it. Their attempt to strike "under God" from the Pledge of Allegiance now looks like a legal boomerang. Michael Newdow, an emergency room physician with a law degree, a non-custodial parent of a 9-year-old daughter with an ax to grind with monotheistic religion, decided he wasn't happy about students at his daughter's school standing to say the pledge each morning. Newdow contends the words "under God" in the pledge violate his daughter's First Amendment rights because they constitute the establishment of...
  • Newdow shot down on Senate and HOuse chaplain's case

    03/25/2004 10:33:14 AM PST · by brothers4thID · 15 replies · 189+ views
    Roll Call ^ | 3-25-2004 | Amy Keller
    U.S. District Judge Henry Kennedy Jr. on Wednesday dismissed a suit brought by atheist activist Michael Newdow against the House and Senate chaplains, stating Newdow’s claim that he was injured by his observations of the Senate chaplain’s prayer was “insufficient.” The decision coincided with Newdow’s appearance before the Supreme Court in an unrelated high-profile case Wednesday. Newdow argued that his 9-year-old daughter’s recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance, including the uttering “under God,” violates the constitutional separation of church and state. He is an ordained minister affiliated with the Universal Life Church and founder of the First Amendmist Church of...
  • The Passion and the Fury

    03/09/2004 10:44:04 PM PST · by DentsRun · 13 replies · 423+ views
    The New American ^ | March 9, 2004 | William F. Jasper
    Why has a reverent movie about Jesus Christ become one of the most controversial films in history? But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities, the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed. — Isaiah 53:5 Mel Gibson’s movie The Passion of the Christ begins with a black screen and the above-quoted passage of Holy Scripture from the prophet Isaiah. It ends with a scene of the resurrected Jesus Christ stepping from the tomb. In the two hours of film that run between those two bookends, writer-director-producer Mel...
  • New 'Godless Americans' PAC [New Enemy Alert]

    03/12/2004 12:25:12 PM PST · by gobucks · 9 replies · 164+ views
    Ellen Johnson, President of Godless Americans PAC, shares her comments: *snip* Here, in and around Washington, DC, every conceivable interest group has representation, a presence, a "seat at the table," so to speak. That phrase, incidentally, was often used by Ralph Reed, the former head of the Christian Coalition. He lamented the supposed absence of political influence fundamentalist Christians exercised "inside the beltway," and he set out to change that state of affairs. He often said that the so-called "people of faith" simply wanted "a seat at the table in the great discussion called democracy." In fact, religious people of...
  • Atheists to enter political fray

    03/10/2004 4:12:03 AM PST · by kattracks · 21 replies · 99+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 3/10/04 | COX NEWS SERVICE
    <p>Atheists and other nonbelievers set up a political action committee yesterday to endorse candidates and lobby lawmakers to remove all traces of religion from the government.</p> <p>But organizers acknowledged that they face a major problem.</p> <p>Most politicians won't want public support from their new group, which they are calling the Godless Americans Political Action Committee (GAMPAC).</p>
  • GAMPAC - Godless Americans Political Action Committee launched

    03/10/2004 4:10:36 AM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies · 468+ views
    Press Release -- 8-March-2004 LAUNCH OF "GODLESS AMERICANS" PAC TOMORROW AT NATIONAL PRESS CLUB Tuesday, March 9, 2004 9:00 AM MEDIA INVITED The Godless Americans Political Action Committee (GAMPAC) will host a press conference on Tuesday, March 9, 2004 at 9:00 AM, the National Press Club in Washington, DC. GAMPAC grew out of the historic Godless Americans March on Washington (November, 2002) which brought to the nation's capital thousands of Atheists, Freethinkers, Secular Humanists and other nonbelievers, for an unprecedented display of unity. GAMPAC will members of this diverse, secular community an alternative in having more of a voice in...
  • Girl in Pledge case won't hear arguments

    03/02/2004 3:42:53 PM PST · by yonif · 7 replies · 122+ views
    CNN ^ | March 2, 2004 | AP
    <p>SACRAMENTO, California (AP) --The girl at the center of a constitutional challenge to reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools won't be able to watch her father argue the case before the Supreme Court, a California judge has ruled.</p>
  • Atheist Loses Bid to Ban Inaugural Prayer

    02/23/2004 1:59:20 PM PST · by knak · 96 replies · 282+ views
    abc ^ | 2/23/04
    SAN FRANCISCO Feb. 23 — The atheist who persuaded a federal appeals court to strike down the Pledge of Allegiance because of the words "under God" lost a bid Monday to abolish prayer at presidential inaugurations. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Michael Newdow did not suffer "a sufficiently concrete and specific injury" to pursue his latest claim. Newdow is both an emergency room physician and a lawyer and has represented himself in the two legal actions. Newdow argued that the Rev. Franklin Graham's prayer at President Bush's 2001 inauguration was an unconstitutional endorsement...
  • Maryland Atheists Want State to Remove Roadside Memorials

    10/27/2003 2:55:00 AM PST · by kattracks · 47 replies · 1,027+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | 10/27/03 | Steve Brown
    (CNSNews.com) - American Atheists in Maryland said Friday they want the state to start removing roadside memorials; crosses, flowers and sometimes teddy bears that people leave next to highways where a loved one or family member has died in an automobile accident. The practice is repeated all over the country. While there are currently no petition drives or other widespread grassroots activities, Maryland atheists say they want state officials to be more proactive in the matter. "Our position basically is that we're against it (the memorials)," David Condo, Maryland state director for American Atheists, told CNSNews.com. "We don't think...
  • Not Such a Bright Idea: Atheists Try a New Name

    09/29/2003 7:09:06 AM PDT · by DittoJed2 · 339 replies · 494+ views
    http://www.crosswalk.com/news/weblogs/mohler/ ^ | September 29, 2003 | Dr. R. Albert Mohler, Jr.
    Not Such a Bright Idea: Atheists Try a New NameAlbert Mohler Daniel Dennett claims that atheism is getting a bad press. The world is filled with religious believers, he acknowledges, but a growing number of atheists lack the respect they deserve. It's time for a new public relations strategy for the godless, Dennett argues, and he has just the plan. The central point of Dennett's strategy is to get rid of the word "atheist." It's too, well, negative. After all, it identifies an individual by what he or she does not believe--in this case the individual does not believe...
  • Federal Judge Makes It Official -- America Now an Atheist Nation

    09/10/2003 4:45:44 AM PDT · by xzins · 167 replies · 317+ views
    American Family Association ^ | Sep 5, 203 | Don Wildmon
    Federal Judge Makes It Official -- America Now an Atheist Nation The issue isn't a granite stone with the Ten Commandments inscribed on it. Never has been. The issue is much more diverse and important than a piece of stone. The issue was best stated by none other than Federal Judge Myron Thompson, who said that the display of the stone containing the Ten Commandments (which also contains a host of other historical documents) is illegal. Thompson said the central, most important issue was this: "Can the state acknowledge God?" After asking the question, he went on to answer it....
  • Ten commandments in AL: Midnight Removal Deadline Remains, Says People For the American Way

    08/20/2003 3:36:00 PM PDT · by chance33_98 · 50 replies · 571+ views
    Supreme Court Denies Judge Moore Plea For Stay; Midnight Removal Deadline Remains, Says People For the American Way 8/20/03 5:37:00 PM -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To: National Desk, State Desk Contact: Peter Montgomery of People For the American Way, 202-467-4999 WASHINGTON, Aug. 20 /U.S. Newswire/ -- The U.S. Supreme Court today denied a last-minute plea by Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore to stay a federal court order requiring the removal of a massive Ten Commandments monument Moore installed in the rotunda of the state's judiciary building. The high court's decision not to intercede today does not necessarily indicate whether or not the...
  • Boy Scouts' use of Balboa Park land ruled unconstitutional

    07/31/2003 11:22:36 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 205 replies · 1,975+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 7/31/03 | Ray Huard
    Boy Scouts' use of Balboa Park land ruled unconstitutional Judge says use violates separation of church and state By Ray Huard UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER 2:29 p.m., July 31, 2003 The Boy Scouts' lease of public land in San Diego's Balboa Park is unconstitutional, a federal judge decided in a ruling released Thursday. U.S. District Judge Napoleon Jones Jr. said the Scouts' lease of the 18-acre Camp Balboa in Balboa Park violates provisions in the U.S. and state constitutions governing the separation of church and state. Jones said the Boy Scouts are a religious organization because the Scouts require members to...