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US Politics & Gov't

Pop the Popcorn: Pope Francis to Address Republican-Controlled Congress
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: congress, Americans, religion, Pope Francis, good news, republicans, news, media, freedoms, politics, government )

Carrie
- 7 days ago - rawstory.com
Before Pope Francis holds Mass on the Ben Franklin Parkway in September, in front of an expected crowd of 2 million, he'll have a few other places to visit, according to reports.
God Goes Into Real Estate, Now Owns Town
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Alabama, religion, real estate, separation of church and state )

Freya
- 15 days ago - dailykos.com
In a secret meeting where only the city council and the mayor were present, it was unanimously decided to cede ownership of the town to that person or persons known as "God."
The New Congress Is 80 Percent White, 80 Percent Male and 92 Percent Christian
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: congress, Americans, diversity, men, women, minorities, religion, government, politics, ethics, news, elections )

Carrie
- 21 days ago - washingtonpost.com
Trying to predict the gender and race of a member of Congress is like trying to predict who would win a basketball game between the 1996 Chicago Bulls and the 2015 New York Knicks. Which is to say: It is easy.
Reasons for Hope
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: progressive issues, religion )

TomCat
- 29 days ago - politicsplus.org
See 1st comment.
FBI Statistics Belie Claims of Rampant Anti-Muslim Crime
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: FBI, statistics, religion, hate crimes, Islam, Judaism )

Beatrice
- 38 days ago - clarionproject.org
Taking the data provided by the FBI, Rusin's analysis shows that Muslims suffered 13.1 of all hate crimes motivated by religion (versus, for example, Jews, who suffered 60.6 percent of all religiously motivated hate crimes).
Bryan Fischer: Torture Is A Christian Value
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: torture, Christianity, religion, far right, videos )

Freya
- 40 days ago - addictinginfo.org
Conservatives have been falling all over themselves claiming that torture is perfectly constitutional and has value as an interrogation method. And now Bryan Fischer has declared torture a "Christian principle."
Terrifying Law Turns Michigan Into A Theocracy -- The Christian Right Is Coming For Your State Next
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: theocracy, Religious Right, religion, tyranny )

Freya
- 49 days ago - addictinginfo.org
One of the core tenets of the United States established by the Founding Fathers was the separation of Church and State -- but an expanding Christian Right wants to turn the U.S. into a religious state, where ideology trumps law -- and they just succeeded in
Huckabee Wants to Fire Atheists Working for the Government
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Huckabee, atheism, atheists, prejudice, discrimination, right-wing, religion )

Freya
- 70 days ago - patheos.com
Dreams of Theocracy: Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee is urging Christian conservatives to vote so that those who "refuse to hear God's heart" can be replaced by the faithful.
North Carolina Personal Nullification
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: religion, GOP Hate, GOP Crimes, lgbt )

TomCat
- 95 days ago - politicsplus.org
See 1st comment.
TX Judge Responds to Complaints About Bible Reading in Court By Hosting Prayer Breakfast
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, religion, Separation of Church and State, ethics, government, politics, Texas, Judge Wayne Mack, law, constitution, abuse )

Carrie
- 99 days ago - rawstory.com
A Texas judge, under fire for opening court proceedings with a Bible reading followed by a prayer, has scheduled a prayer breakfast next week where he claims he will address the issue.
Scalia Blatant!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse of power, pseudo-Christians, religion, SCROTUS )

TomCat
- 113 days ago - politicsplus.org
See 1st comment. 3rd attempt to upload.
Justice Antonin Scalia: Constitution Allows Religion to Be Favored Over Secularism
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Supreme Court, Scalia, religion, Separation of Church and State, government, ethics, dishonesty, corruption, constitution )

Carrie
- 116 days ago - rawstory.com
"I think the main fight is to dissuade Americans from what the secularists are trying to persuade them to be true: that the separation of church and state means that the government cannot favor religion over non-religion,"Scalia told a crowd at...
Judaism Is Not Zionism
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: bigotry, religion )

TomCat
- 123 days ago - politicsplus.org
See 1st comment.
OP-ED: 5 Things the Religious Right Needs to Learn About the 10 Commandments
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: religion, ReligiousRight, usa, ethics, government, corruption )

Cal
- 132 days ago - alternet.org
Veneration of the commandments as the source of all laws is a modern-day affectation of the Religious Right.
 

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