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North Carolina’s Forsyth County Board of Commissioners was wrong to allow opening prayers that end “in Jesus’ name,” a federal appeals court has ruled. In a 2-1 decision, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., has ruled in […]

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“Earlier this week the Air Force announced the course called ‘Christian Just War Theory’ had been indefinitely suspended,” writes Michael Stone for the Humanist Examiner.  “The course had been part of the curriculum for future nuclear launch officers for more than 20 […]

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    Her boss, Florida State Attorney Robert “Skip” Jarvis, didn’t like the speeches KrisAnne Hall was making. He gave her a choice — quit accepting speaking engagements or lose her job as an assistant state attorney in Jarvis’ office.   She refused and was fired. […]

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  Three national veterans groups have complained that officials at the Houston National Cemetery have defied a federal judge’s order to quit censoring prayer and banning the words “God” and “Jesus” from funeral services. Despite a Memorial Day court order, local veterans say the Department of […]

The city council in Eugene, Oregon, has voted down a proposal to say the Pledge of Allegiance before every council meeting. One council member who voted for the ban said reading the pledge was like reading the Communist Manifesto before […]

David Harris is Executive Director of the American Jewish Committee.  The New York Times has called the AJC, which was founded in 1906,  “the dean of American Jewish organizations.”  So it’s not that radical of an outfit.  But the position […]

Don’t plan on carrying your Bible with you if you’re flying to Saudi Arabia. It will be confiscated at the airport. So will your cross necklace and your child’s WWJD (What Would Jesus Do?) bracelet. That’s the message buried in […]

Atheists are demanding that the City of New York remove a Brooklyn street sign in front of a fire station honoring its seven firefighters killed in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. They say they are offended by the word “Heaven.” The street, “Seven […]

Ranchero Elementary School allowed 10-year-old Calise Jontz to make her heart-felt speech against abortion. To an auditorium cleared of students. “Did you know that from the moment of conception, every distinctive characteristic of this new human being is programmed into this single […]

Back in the darkest days of World War II, when the Nazis were blitzkreiging unstoppably across Europe’s democracies, as millions of Jews, gypsies and uncooperative Christians were gassed at concentration camps, as America was gripped in fear that California and […]

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