All Blog Posts Tagged 'state' (36)

Dan Barker calls for Memphis Council to steer clear of prayers, keep church and state separate

Dan Barker

Dan Barker, co-president of the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF), spoke out last night in Memphis against the religious convocations given at Memphis City Council meetings, arguing instead for neutrality in government when it comes to religion.



Barker opened on a light note, excusing himself for starting a little late, saying he was looking for someone who could begin the meeting in… Continue

Added by IAmTheBlog on December 4, 2009 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

My Response to ""Nation must return to its spiritual roots"

My response to the this letter to the Editor:



http://www.moultrieobserver.com/opinion/local_story_335230601.html





This letter is in response to "Nation must return to its spiritual roots" which was published on 12/1/09.



I guess it is best to start my response from the beginning... with this quote from the author:



"Our spiritual foundations are being shaken to their… Continue

Added by Woody Bass on December 3, 2009 at 7:59pm — 2 Comments

Glenn Beck: Demolish the Separation of Church and State



He is actually suggesting the wall of separation of church and state should be demolished...(yes.. i know there is no actual reference to such.. but it IS implied)... He says "its not what we were founded on"



Oh really? REALLY? The same founders he says actually wanted this to be a religious nation.. are the same ones that drafted the Constitution which said:



"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of… Continue

Added by Woody Bass on November 28, 2009 at 11:12am — 4 Comments

Welcome to Gardner

I have recently moved to a small town about 25 miles south of Kansas City. My wife and I went to the city hall to sign up for various city maintained utilities (electricity, water). After getting signed up and putting down a deposit, the nice lady behind the counter offered us a 'Welcome to Gardner Kansas' bag filled with various advertisements and coupons to local establishments...oh yeah it included one other thing: a booklet provided by a local baptist church. This particular publication was… Continue

Added by Marshall on November 23, 2009 at 7:33pm — 3 Comments

The 'one-way wall' theory of chruch, state separation

Hey AN: I know you've all read enough about blasphemy day, but consider this post the transition from that back into church/state issues. Please visit me at Good Reason News too and leave a comment if you like. Thanks.



By now, anyone reading this site should be familiar with… Continue

Added by Billy Deaton on October 2, 2009 at 1:52pm — 2 Comments

The hypocrisy of "love thy neighbor"

They preach to their choirs about values to pander for votes... but when it comes to a matter of a necessity to life and well being... the Governors of Alabama, Florida and Georgia fall short of practicing such values. WoodyBass.com

Added by Woody Bass on September 6, 2009 at 8:36pm — 1 Comment

Lake Local School District in Ohio Makes Belief in God a Goal

There are few things that can get under my skin like the education system in America. We do not do enough to teach our kids about the real wonders in the world through logical inspection and we fail miserably to teach them to respect or understand history. Schools that respect the secular requirements of our government fail to impart the importance of these subjects. What education are we denying children when they are educated by a school district that makes “belief in god” a goal in their… Continue

Added by LaRae Meadows on August 29, 2009 at 4:30pm — 3 Comments

Response to a DOGmatic article

AN: I've responded to a piece in a Wisconsin area newspaper, please let me know what you think. By the way, you can also read this at Good Reason News where you can also fine an adorable puppy dressed as the pope.



Thanks,

-b.






I'm taking a page from Angie's book today and responding… Continue

Added by Billy Deaton on July 26, 2009 at 6:02pm — No Comments

The State of Rationality

It was with great boredom and no small sense of anticipation that I signed on to Atheist Nexus today. After setting up my account over a year ago (I think), I hadn't touched it.



After accepting the single friend request from a stranger, I began to browse about. I was eventually drawn to the chat feature.



The discussion was hot and heavy between two individuals. The topic was smoking, its health impact for those near it, and the possible rules and regulations that should… Continue

Added by sean hogge on July 25, 2009 at 3:35pm — 10 Comments

Not Available in All States

Ban this Phrase: Not Available in All States



With apologies to Billy Mays, why do advertisers and marketers use the phrase “Not Available in All States”? This phrase, submitted by a reader, has the total opposite meaning than what it should have and has to be one of the stupidest phrases devised by marketers and businesses, and no doubt lawyers as well, since all the states became the United States.



Now wait! Before this article is over, YOU WILL WANT TO KNOW what to do… Continue

Added by Tom Melchiorre on July 9, 2009 at 5:59pm — No Comments

Is the Bible free speech?

Not when you preach in a public school. Unless this guy wins his lawsuit.

Added by Billy Deaton on June 11, 2009 at 7:39pm — No Comments

Examining the Secular - Latest Highlights

Hey gang, here are some highlights from my column at Examiner.com over the past week!



* I insist that it's okay to be judgmental about things really are bad

* I worry over… Continue

Added by Paul Fidalgo on March 7, 2009 at 7:49pm — No Comments

Protest Faith-based Offices!

I've been anticipating this for awhile now. It seems that the Pesident plans to keep his promises, but this is one promise we can't afford to let him keep, not without a fight. We need compassion not religion to help the needy. We recieved the following email from the FFRF earlier today. :



FFRF ACTION ALERT! URGENT!

We Need Your Help! Protest Faith-based Offices!



Dear FFRF Member:

The White House needs to hears an immediate outcry over last week's announcement… Continue

Added by Creature on February 10, 2009 at 1:37am — 2 Comments

Atheists sue inauguration

Was the title of this article on the front page of Yahoo news this morning.
Best of luck I say.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090115/ap_on_go_ot/obama_under_god

Added by Charles Hollingshead on January 15, 2009 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

No buying liquor on Sundays

Living in Indiana, whenever I go to the grocery store on Sundays I am reminded of how my rights have been compromised by the religious. I am unable to buy liquor on Sundays. While it may seem a minor inconvenience, it is a concrete and glaring manifestation of a failure of separate of church and state. To quote the wikipedia article on blue laws:



Many states still prohibit selling alcohol on Sunday, or at least before noon on… Continue

Added by Buford Twain on November 7, 2008 at 10:11pm — 6 Comments

This Is Infuriating

This post was imported from Livejournal on 2008.07.17



Today my wife and I went down to the license department at Parkway Place to get new plates. We waited in line for an hour or so, and went to our respective clerks. My clerk asked me if I wanted "the new God Bless America tag" or "the old one?" I said I'd actually rather have the Saturn V tag, which costs $50, but my dad worked on the Saturn V, and the proceeds go to the Saturn V Restoration Project. So I got that one. We… Continue

Added by Jim Craft on March 21, 2007 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

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