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US Politics & Gov't

There Are States Where Technically You Can't Hold Public Office If You Are An Atheist!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: ethics, corruption, abuse, dishonesty, government, politics, culture, religion, rights, law, violence, war )

Wild
- 9 days ago - washingtonpost.com
Eight state constitutions include restrictions on people who don't believe in a supreme being. In Arkansas, denying the existence of God means you can't hold civil office or testify in court, while in Tennessee there are also guidelines about belief in th
Taliban, Meet Hobby Lobby
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Supreme Court, Taliban, Hobby Lobby, religion, ethics, crime, government, politics )

Carrie
- 18 days ago - newyorker.com
Tehrik-e-Taliban, the Pakistani Taliban, is a closely held, profit-making enterprise organized on religious principles. So sincere are the Taliban's religious beliefs that its followers have assassinated scores of public-health workers who...
Ted Cruz: Christians Shouldn't Be Required to Do Business With Gay People (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: religion, congress, Tea Party, republicans, propaganda, politics, government, ethics, corruption, abuse )

Carrie
- 76 days ago - rawstory.com
The Tea Party favorite said Christians should not be forced to sell wedding cakes to same-sex couples or photograph their marriage ceremonies, although he personally had no problem doing so -- although conceded he was a terrible cook.
Alabama Chief Justice Wants New Constitution to Protect the Original From Gays, Ruth Ginsburg (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: gay rights, Alabama, Roy Moore, Alabama Supreme Court, religion, constitution, corruption, politics, propaganda, ethics, dishonesty, republicans, government )

Carrie
- 78 days ago - rawstory.com
Chief Justice Roy Moore of the Alabama Supreme Court rebuked U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg for holding an elastic view of the Constitution, even as he advocated calling for a new constitutional convention to rewrite the existing document.
Occupy Christ? White House Hopeful Wants State Religion, Gays Off TV, and CEO Pay Cap (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, candidates, elections, ethics, religion, Christian Party, politics, freedoms, propaganda, government, abuse, constitution )

Carrie
- 81 days ago - rawstory.com
Darrell Trigg wants to amend the Constitution to end the separation of church and state, and he wants your vote. The Tennessee engineer officially announced his candidacy for president Wednesday and will run on an explicitly Christian platform.
SC GOP Candidate Urges Christians to Remove Children From Godless 'Pharaoh's Schools' (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: South Carolina, propaganda, politics, republicans, religion, education, government, ethics, dishonesty, abuse )

Carrie
- 92 days ago - rawstory.com
A Republican candidate for South Carolina lieutenant governor says Christians should remove their children from public schools.
Bachmann: Vetoing Anti-Gay Arizona Bill Will 'Eviscerate the Rights of Freedom of Speech' (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, Michelle Bachmann, gay rights, Arizona, religion, republicans, government, politics, propaganda, freedoms )

Carrie
- 145 days ago - rawstory.com
"But remember, we're treating people who hold sincerely held religious beliefs differently than other Americans, either. This isn't one side or another."
Former Bush Aide: Arizona Anti-Gay Christians Use Religion Like Islamic Terrorists (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Arizona, anti gay law, Matthew Dowd, discrimination, religion, ethics, politics, republicans, news, media )

Carrie
- 149 days ago - rawstory.com
President George W. Bush's former chief strategist Matthew Dowd on Sunday likened Christians in Arizona who are using religion to discriminate against LGBT people to Islamic terrorists.
Tom DeLay: People Keep Forgetting That God 'Wrote the Constitution' (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, Tom Delay, religion, government, constitution, lies, ethics, propaganda, republicans, politics, media, government )

Carrie
- 151 days ago - rawstory.com
Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX) this week warned Americans to remember that God "wrote the Constitution" based on the Bible.
Surprising Religious Facts About U.S. Presidents You Probably Didn't Know (TEXT, VIDEO, and PHOTOS)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: American, US presidents, religion, freedoms, ethics, government, politics )

Carrie
- 154 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Most people know the basics: the U.S. presidents have been male and mostly Christian of one denomination or another. Within this sameness, however, hides a diversity of actual beliefs and practices that run the gamut from intriguing to truly surprising.
TAKE ACTION: Help End Abstinence-Only Education Funding
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: education, healthcare, safety, politics, religion, health, government, children, ethics, family )

Beverly
- 197 days ago - action.americanhumanist.org
The government has spent nearly $2 billion on abstinence grants since 1996, and it's about time taxpayers stop paying for ineffective sex education that leaves children vulnerable and uneducated about their own bodies.
Conservatives Argue First Amendment Only Protects Christians
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, americans, congress, constitution, dishonesty, ethics, freedoms, lies, media, propaganda, religion, republicans )

Kit
- 221 days ago - examiner.com
In a bizarre bit of Orwellian double speak, Christian conservatives argue that "religion," when used by the founding fathers, really means "Christianity," and thus the First Amendment only applies to Christians.
Maddow: Jewish Leaders 'Infuriated' By Bush Speech at 'Jews for Jesus' Fundraiser (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Rachel Maddow Show, Ex-Presidents, religion, Christians, Jews, Jews For Jesus, fund raising, ethics, politics, news, media )

Carrie
- 252 days ago - rawstory.com
Jews for Jesus is an evangelical Christian splinter group, a small but well-funded cabal of believers whose faith decrees that all Jews must be converted to Christianity and repatriated to Israel in order to hasten the Rapture and the Second Coming...
Palin Links 'Zealot-Like' Atheists to the 'War on Christmas' and 'Slavery' From Federal Debt (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, Republicans, Tea Party, Sarah, Palin, religion, dishonesty, lies, propaganda, politics, ethics )

Carrie
- 253 days ago - rawstory.com
During a Saturday speech to promote her book "Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas" at the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition's fall fundraiser, Palin observed that "everywhere it seems that we see that faith, religious freedom is...
TAKE ACTON: President Obama: End Government-Funded Religious Discrimination
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: religion, discrimination, politics, propaganda, republicans, ethics, freedoms, corruption, constitution )

Beverly
- 275 days ago - takeaction.takepart.com
The government should be promoting equal opportunity for all people, regardless of their race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, skin color or national origin.
 

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