Mississippi High School Forced Students to Attend Religious Assemblies

Northwest Rankin High School in Flowood, Mississippi is facing a nationally-publicized lawsuit after allegedly forcing students to attend several mandatory assemblies which featured videos with messages about Jesus Christ, prayer, and local-church-lead proselytizing. In their lawsuit against the school, The American Humanist Association argues that the school mandated the assemblies and refused to let students leave each assembly once they realized what the […]

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Jon Stewart Nails Fox News on Their Attacks Against the U.S. Constitution

By Tim Peacock On his show Wednesday, Jon Stewart took on the recent Fox News anti-Constitution craze in light of the capture of one of the two Boston Marathon bombing suspects. Throughout the segment, Stewart notes how frequently over the years Fox News anchors and contributors are quick to point out how anyone and everyone is violating the sanctity of […]

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Ann Coulter: Boston Bombing Suspect’s Wife “Ought To Be In Prison For Wearing A Hijab”

In an astounding display of ignorance of how the First Amendment actually works, hatemonger Ann Coulter spoke with Sean Hannity on his Fox News program on Monday and (after lamenting the use of Miranda rights in the United States) said that wearing a hijab should be grounds for imprisonment. Why? Apparently, real United States citizens would never wear such a thing – […]

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Fox News Contributor Erik Rush Doubles Down On Islamophobic Hate

By Tim Peacock After his vitriol-laced remarks calling for the murder of all Muslims earlier this week, Fox News contributor and WorldNetDaily (WND – also known as WingNutDaily) writer Erik Rush doubled down on his hatred of an entire population of people in his most recent WND column. In the column, he called everyone that criticized him (for his comments) “dhimmis,” and […]

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Is North Carolina the Most Intolerant State?

By Kevin Davis [Originally published at Divided Under God on April 10, 2013] Image courtesy of tryon-nc.com It’s starting to look that way. North Carolina state legislators have recently made statements and proposed legislation that support such a claim. By now, everyone has heard about the proposed bill to declare an official religion. It was proposed on 4/2/13 by two Republican legislators, supported […]

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Christianity, Guns and the Constitution

By Cherie Boeneman [Originally published at Justice, Fairness and Faith on April 6, 2013] What part of the Constitution do we NOT understand? Apparently, all of it. There has been holy hell to pay by gun folks over proposed universal background checks because the Second Amendment says: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of […]

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Bill O’Reilly Defends “Bible Thumper” Statement About Marriage Equality Opponents

By Tim Peacock Once again it’s one of those rare times where I have to sing the praises of someone who normally riles my feathers. In a segment of his show last night where he spoke with Laura Ingraham, Bill O’Reilly defended his comments calling marriage equality opponents “Bible thumpers” as “accurate and honest.” The entire clip (posted below) is […]

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North Carolina Legislation Would Establish a State Religion

By Tim Peacock In a week rife with stories that would’ve been better received on Monday as April Fools jokes, North Carolina Republicans just proposed legislation that would establish a state religion.  The legislation arose in retaliation to a case where someone sued to stop a Christian prayer from being held prior to county commissioner meetings in Rowan County, North […]

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Prayer Discontinued From Town Council Meetings-Overreacting Christians Don’t Understand the Constitution or Inclusion

By Kevin Davis [Originally published at Divided Under God on March 13, 2013] Longview, WA Town Council | Photo Source Recently in Longview, Washington, an atheist named Dan L. Smith threatened legal action against the local town council for their refusal to discontinue religious invocations at their meetings. This threat came after years of emailing the council members and their refusal to take […]

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Free Speech, Censorship & a Conservative’s Misunderstanding of the First Amendment

Sara Marie Brenner

 If you can be sure of one thing, it’s the fact that as many opinions exist on Constitutional freedoms as there are citizens in this country. It’s the reason we have three branches of government to keep checks and balances. It’s also the reason the highest authority on our most treasured document – the Constitution – isn’t chosen by a popular […]

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