Lighting a candle in toxic air.
Eternal punishment is the final destination of the wicked. Do we wish to put that price on a finite felony? I ask that question in order to ask another. This is because the question has come up more than once in my capacity as an employer: What is the purpose, in the hiring process, of […]
Does Congress Work for Us or for Their Donors? Here’s a Test
The following is a letter I wrote to my Congressional Representative— The Hon. Jamie Raskin US House of Representatives 412 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 Greetings to you, Congressman Raskin. My wife and I own property in your district, although we vote in another. Sadly, we have no choice there but a Republican, […]
“Forced to Use Transgender Pronouns”
That was the breathless headline in RT (Russia Today) on October 4. But other news outlets started hyperventilating, as well, in characterizing the decision of the Birmingham employment tribunal of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) as anti-religious discrimination. These included the BBC, Pulpit and Pen, Red State, American Thinker, and even the New […]
Atheist Hate Crime?
And do we really want our government reaching into our minds when meting out punishment? Really? I think Westerners tried that once before: it was called the Dark Ages.
Murder, Hate Crime, Atheist
By Guest Contributor R.J. Evans Three young people were murdered in Chapel Hill, NC recently. They were college students and muslim. The killer is openly Atheist and anti-theist. The victims’ families, in their understandable grief, are calling the murders a “hate crime”, a trumped-up, politically correct charge that takes an already heinous crime and attempts […]
September 25: A Secular Bill of Rights
Bill of Rights Passed by the U.S. Congress (1789) It was on this date, September 25, 1789, that the U.S. Congress passed and sent for ratification the first ten amendments to the Constitution, which came to be known as the Bill of Rights. To Freethinkers, the most important amendment is the first, yet when most […]
June 19: Torcaso v. Watkins (1961): No Religious Test for Public Office
It was on this date, June 19, 1961, that the U.S. Supreme Court reminded the State of Maryland, and the rest of the nation, that the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution applies equally to the states in its Torcaso v. Watkins decision (367 U.S. 488 (1961); 81 S.Ct. 1680, 6 L.Ed.2d 982). Maryland is […]
June 10: Treaty with Tripoli (1797): Is America a Christian Nation?
"The government of the United States of America is not in any sense founded on the Christian religion"
March 31: Barney Frank (1940)
It was on this date, March 31, 1940, that American politician Barney Frank, who served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for the Massachusetts 8th District from 1981 to 2013, was born Barnett Frank in Bayonne, New Jersey. Frank graduated from Harvard College and Harvard Law School, and served in the Massachusetts […]
March 18: Marilla Marks Ricker
“The greatest danger which confronts our nation today is not political but religious,” said Ricker. “You cannot have free schools, free speech and a free press where the mind is not free.”
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