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How to Have Your Fake and Beat it, Too: Atheists Refused Right to Give Invocation

If a good civil rights organization's legal wing -- I would suggest the A.C.L.U. -- jumps on this and files suit to enforce the atheists' r…

Started by James M. Martin

0 Aug 23

God in the Courtroom: Evidence From States That Allow Underage Women to File Anonymous Suits Without Parental Consent

There is a fascinating article in the new Mother Jones (Sept.-Oct., 2014) about states that allow underaged women to have a hearing before…

Started by James M. Martin

1 Aug 18
Reply by Joan Denoo

An Eye for an Eye and the Infallible Word of God

Church & State, the monthly magazine of Americans United for Separation of Church and State for November, 2013 carried an account of a…

Started by James M. Martin

4 Nov 3, 2013
Reply by Steph S.

Shoplifting From God's Chosen People: Some Thoughts on a Criminal Trial

I have grown curious to learn if there are any connections between criminal convictions and the religious beliefs of jurors.  Our county co…

Started by James M. Martin

0 Aug 14, 2013

Divorce and Religion

I live in a small town, and am going through a really nasty divorce that is primarily focused on the custody of our child. One of the reaso…

Started by Brick

1 Apr 1, 2013
Reply by James M. Martin

Mississippi Law forbids talking about memes and DNA to minors

Mississippi Passes Anti-Richard Dawkins Legislation Bill A.C.A. 5-71-226, otherwise known as the Anti-Youth Subversion Act, passed both hou…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

3 Jul 25, 2012
Reply by Loren Miller

Rev. George Zimmerman Explains It All For Us

One of our kind wrote a great lengthy book whose primary message was summed up in only three words: Religion poisons everything.  I thought…

Started by James M. Martin

28 Jul 22, 2012
Reply by Loren Miller

Platform of GOP in Texas: Take "Critical Thinking" Out of Educational Curriculum

u's No better evidence of theocratic takeover of the GOP in Texas could be imagined than a provision in the GOP platform calling for a ban…

Started by James M. Martin

7 Jul 4, 2012
Reply by James M. Martin

God Not Allowed in Classrooms But Welcome in Jury Room

The 2008 Texas Court of Criminal Appeals opinion in Lucero v. State bears the stain of bad precedent, since its holding clearly violates th…

Started by James M. Martin

1 Jul 4, 2012
Reply by Steph S.

Tattoos and Reality

This is off topic but amusing, I thought. I regularly represent miscreant dads in child support court. Since deadbeat dads are indigent alm…

Started by James M. Martin

1 Jul 4, 2012
Reply by Steph S.

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