Once religion enters civil affairs, watch out!
America is not menanced only by religious terrorism from abroad. Consider the growing threat by religious fanaticism here at home: the war against secular values, gay rights, abortion rights, and evolution. Beware of the Bush Administration's "faith-based initiative," the growing control by the Religious Right of politics, media and government, the callous disrespect for the constitutional principle of separation of church and state.
Is an American theocracy just around the corner? It can happen here
Protect the First Amendment – It Protects You!When I saw this New York Times ad, I contacted them by email:
Where on your sit can I find any info about the disproportionate influence of Georgetwon University on government policy, such as foreign policy and religious wars in places as Yugoslavia where the US took the Roman Catholic side?
I received this and a subsequent reply:
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While our website offers a wide variety of resources, that sort of
research is not one of them. Might I suggest Lexis-Nexis or a
Your organization covers gay rights an abortion but not that of religious orders leading s to wars?!
What is the basis of that sort of decision?
Here's their list of "Timely Topics"
ABCs of the Bible
A listing of bible images showing that the bible is anything but a "Good Book"
ARIS: America Growing More Secular
Statistics on the growing number of "Nonreligious" Americans
"Battle of Church and State" song, by Dan Barker
Hear the entire song
Boy Scouts of America Practices Discrimination
Article by Annie Laurie Gaylor
The Case Against School Prayer
Q&A, compelling arguments, and references to relevant Supreme Court cases
Richard Dawkins Institute - Out Campaign
A place to be proud and organize with other freethinkers
February 12 is "Darwin Day"
"Days of the Theocracy" song, by Kristin Lems
Hear the entire song
Freethought at the Flicks
Movies with a freethought perspective.
In God We (Don't) Trust
A series of articles showing the history of how a religious motto supplanted U.S. secular heritage
Pedophilia in the Church
Articles on the clergy and child abuse, by Freedom From Religion Foundation staff
The Pledge of Allegiance
A series of articles on the origin, history, and meaning of the Pledge
There Ought Not To Be A Law (Death With Dignity)
Two articles, originally published in Freethought Today, 1990