All Blog Posts Tagged 'separation' (21)

Bad Friday

Upon reviewing some of my old content posted on Yahoo! News. I came upon an article I read some time ago about a restaurant who chickened out of the Bring your Own…

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Added by Nerdy Keith on August 12, 2014 at 8:30am — 9 Comments

Atheists to Unveil Florida Courthouse Monument

Press Release: Atheists to Unveil Florida Courthouse Monument

Posted on: May 29, 2013

Stone Bench Featuring Secular Quotes Will Sit Beside Religious Tribute

Cranford, NJ—Following a settlement with Bradford County, Florida, American Atheists will unveil a new monument in front of the Bradford County Courthouse: a 1,500-pound granite bench engraved with quotations from Thomas Jefferson,…

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Added by Rob Klaers on May 29, 2013 at 2:11pm — 8 Comments

How do people like this get elected..??

Louisiana Revelation: School Voucher Funding – It’s Not Just For Christians Any More

Jul 5, 2012 by Rob Boston in Wall of Separation

A member of the Louisiana House of Representatives who eagerly supported Gov. Bobby Jindal’s plan to fund private schools…

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Added by Rob Klaers on February 20, 2013 at 11:51pm — No Comments

Ideal separation of church and state

If there was real separation of church and state there would be: 

  1. No crosses on public roads and public highways
  2. No "In God We Trust" on the currency
  3. No "Under God" in pledge of allegiance
  4. No "Acts of God" in the books of law
  5. No taking oath to public office in name of god, or on the bible
  6. No adding of god to the party agendas
  7. No "In God We Trust" license plates issued for free on tax payers dime
  8. No laws banning…
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Added by atheistrising on September 23, 2012 at 2:00pm — 12 Comments

Cheryl Washington, Texas Shekinah Learning Institute Charter Founder, Teaches Religion In School, Americans United Alleges

The Huffington Post  |  By Gregory Kristof Posted: 07/12/2012 3:31 pm Updated: 07/12/2012 3:36 pm

Religion watchdogs are warning of an amply-funded…

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Added by Rob Klaers on July 17, 2012 at 7:45pm — No Comments

Survey Says: 78% of Quebecers are not religious

"Personally, do you consider yourself to be a religious person? (Total % YES)"

This last weekend I was at the pharmacy waiting for a prescription to be filled and picked up a copy of the Journal de Montreal.…

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Added by Godless Poutine on March 15, 2012 at 4:39pm — 1 Comment

Separation of church and state!

The most important thing that keeps America safe. Exploitation of gods in politics is enough to make me sick! We need to keep gods out of government, separation is so important. It seems that those that are religious want to run the governments there way or the hell with you. People killing others over religion is just nuts! Holly books written as they believe by or inspired by there gods are the enlightened way to…

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Added by Bobevt on February 29, 2012 at 10:21am — 5 Comments

Texas can’t catch a break.

(Cross-posted from my actual blog, hosted by the good folks here at Think Atheist!)

When it comes to its education standards, Texas has had a lot of bad luck these last few years.

Whether they were contending with a willfully ignorant dentist whom Texas Governor Rick Perry somehow thought was qualified to chair the State Board of Education (SBoE) and who…

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Added by MikeTheInfidel on July 17, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Is it appropriate for a governor of a state to do a public "rain prayer"??

Unbelievable...the governor of Texas, Rick Perry openly did a "rain prayer"....where the hell is this world coming to when the governor of one of the most powerful states in the union does a "rain prayer"....does this violate the 1st amendment?? What the hell is going on with our country??

Texas governor calls for prayers for rain amid fires…



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Added by Sassan K. on April 21, 2011 at 11:30pm — 17 Comments

Where is Separation of Church and State?

  • In taking oath for public office in the name of God?
  • In federal governments faith based partnerships?
  • In making churches pay no taxes?
  • In having a national day of prayer?
  • In taking away the choice of women to get an abortion? 
  • In creating laws against women who want to get abortion, by denying them any financial help, forcing them to get ultrasound scans before abortion?
  • In blocking of teaching of evolution in schools?
  • In…
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Added by atheistrising on February 24, 2011 at 11:16pm — 7 Comments

The WAR on CHRISTmas!

I'm so sick of hearing about "the war on christmas" and seeing any

non-christian (or anyone willing to stand up for any non-christian)

being vilified in the news. Tonight there was a segment on one of my local news affiliates (WTAE Pittsburgh) about a nativity scene being moved from in front of the borough building in a local town after one woman (bravely) wrote in and asked that it be moved. It was moved a whole 20 yards from it's original… Continue

Added by Amanda Artman on December 8, 2010 at 6:56pm — 1 Comment

I am an American. On top of that I am also a Texan. I was born in Texas and can trace my family coming to Texas in the 1850’s. Most of my family came from the United Kingdom. The rest came from Eur…

I am an American.

On top of that I am also a Texan.

I was born in Texas and can trace my family coming to Texas in the 1850’s.

Most of my family came from the United Kingdom. The rest came from Europe.

Some have been in the United States since the early 1700’s. Some fought in the American Revolution against England.

For what I can tell, they all were “Christians” of some sort or another.

I am an Atheist.

I’ve been an Atheist since the age of six.…

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Added by Rick on June 9, 2010 at 8:19am — 2 Comments

Secular Coalition Action Alert: Stop Pharmacists From Playing God with Women's Health

This is the latest action alert from the Secular Coalition for America. Click here now to write to Congress!



Join the official SCA Think Atheist group here. …



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Added by Paul Fidalgo on May 25, 2010 at 10:14am — 2 Comments

It's Official - Texas Is The New Kansas

Spewing creationist nonsense to children wasn't enough. Teaching that non-science, who's core tenants of faith and ignoring evidence go against everything science stands in science classes in public, government-funded schools just wasn't enough for the fundamentalist quacks in this country. Texas public schools are now required by law to teach the Bible.



Beginning this school year a… Continue

Added by SabreNation on August 18, 2009 at 10:00am — 4 Comments

This Is A Disgrace To The Establishment Clause

I must once again thank Hemant Mehta over at The Friendly Atheist for calling this to attention. If you live in the United States at all and ESPECIALLY Illinois, you need to know about this. In Illinois' recently signed $31 Billion Capital Bill, there is over $11 Million earmarked specifically for religious projects. Yeah, you read that right $11 Million in tax payer dollars set aside for institutions that don't even pay taxes.… Continue

Added by SabreNation on July 29, 2009 at 5:30pm — 8 Comments

National Day of Prayer

Today (May 7, 2009) is the "National Day of Prayer", which became a law in 1952 under President Harry Truman after Rev. Billy Graham lead a six-week crusade in Washington. Believers and nonbelievers alike have spoken out against a government sanctioned day of prayer.



J. Brent Walker, executive director of the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty, said "it is not the government's job to tell the American people what, where or when… Continue

Added by Pam on May 7, 2009 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Zany in Texas

Texas has played host to a lot of recent tomfoolery. Shenanigans linked to and summarized below.




Texas' moment-of-silence law upheld by appeals court panel



The Texas law that requires public school students to observe a daily minute of silence is constitutional because it expressly allows any silent use of that minute, whether religious or not, a three-judge panel of the 5th… Continue

Added by Pam on March 23, 2009 at 9:16am — 2 Comments

The Military, Schools, and Porn: New posts at my Examiner.com column!

Things are getting interesting at my Examiner.com column (the DC Secularism Examiner). But of course, aren't they always? :)



Experience the atheistic adventure as I...



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Added by Paul Fidalgo on March 2, 2009 at 12:29am — 3 Comments

The Separation of Church and State

Why should we care about the separation of church and state? Is the division of government and religion a good thing? What does this concept even mean?



The term “separation of church and state” does not appear anywhere in the US Constitution. What does appear, however, are these words in the First Amendment, stating that “Congress shall make no laws respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof …”



So, people are…

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Added by Pam on February 11, 2009 at 11:21am — 4 Comments

Condescend to the Messenger

David Waters of WashingtonPost.com's On Faith blog takes a mostly-fair look at Michael Newdow's inauguration lawsuit by seeing what effect the messengers have on the substance of the case.

. . . I suspect the lawsuit would have generated less condescension if it had been filed by the…
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Added by Paul Fidalgo on January 7, 2009 at 1:31pm — 3 Comments

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