Reading the Second Amendment on its face value and in its historical context or original intent, it is clear that these ideas did not fall from heaven but were tied to particular realities of the day.
The evangelical fundamentalists, all 13.2 percent of them, are appealing to vice president-elect Pence by petition and demanding that he, as head of domestic policy, inform president-elect Trump that it is crucial to immediately issue an executive order in"definitely banning” the teaching of evolution as science.
The fault lines among evangelicals that the election of 2016 has exposed are likely to reshape national politics for years to come.
"We have no long term alternative but to quarantine them… prohibiting them from residing anywhere within the civilized nations of the Earth."
These leaders came together to “guide their congregations’ prayers toward protecting a woman’s right to access an abortion.”
A former Kansas state employee has filed a federal wrongful termination lawsuit targeting Kansas' Secretary of State and assistant secretary of state, Eric Rucker. The lawsuit alleges that the employee's dismissal was founded on her refusal to attend bible and prayer services in Secretary of State Kris Kobach's office.
It is a sad fact of life that there are some human beings who cannot exist without expressing animosity, or worse, deep and extremely emotional dislike directed against individuals, groups or ideas. Indeed, hatred is nearly always associated with feelings of intense anger, unwarranted disgust and an unhealthy pre-disposition towards hostility and violence. It is no mystery why many Americans are flummoxed over the behavior and violent expressions of hatred originating in the evangelical Christian movement, particularly when their religion’s namesake, Jesus Christ, preached and commanded his followers to be compassionate, forgiving, charitable, and tolerant to the point of having overwhelming love for their fellow man.
Republicans are big on dog whistle politics, particularly going into a midterm election where they have no apparent agenda to run on, and as is usually the case with Republicans, they are appealing to a dependable voting bloc that are rabid over socially conservative (read religious) issues.
The United States Air Force, itself sworn to "support and defend the Constitution," cannot abide by, support, or defend either the First Amendment or Article VI and rejected an atheist airman's attempt to reenlist to serve and defend his country unless he swears a religious oath.
The notion of so-called Christians exposing themselves as the anti-Christs they really are is being played out in the drive to put more guns in the hands of more Americans, especially conservative Christian Americans; it is no surprise it is being advanced by right-wing Christian churches.
Although fundamentalist Christians have no dearth of so-called tormentors, for the past eleven weeks their greatest enemy has been science in the person of Neil deGrasse Tyson and the Fox science documentary series Cosmos.
The ongoing, and one-sided, battle between creationist Ken Ham of "Answers in Genesis" notoriety and highly-regarded astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson of Fox's Cosmos is humiliating for America because Ham typifies the right wing evangelical Christian ignorance founded on ancient mythology.
The Supreme Court is likely not done facilitating theocratic tyranny or disabusing the people from their 1st and 14th Amendment rights if right wing extremists have their way.
Sarah Palin's contention that Founding Fathers John Adams and Thomas Jefferson would join her in the war against the imagined war on Christmas is too much of an affront to American history.
Unlike football, one group of Christians is playing by a different set of rules that defy the tenets of the religion and its adherents' claim to be followers of Christ.
I don't mind paying their taxes as many of the religious organization need the tax break to spread the word of their god. And their word? Peace. Yet when extremists battle extremists, I have an issue.
According to Pat Robertson, god led Wade Michael Page to the Sikh temple and killed the church-goer because atheists hate god.
Things have gotten so bad for Chick-fil-A and the right that Republicans are calling upon their conservative LGBTQ members in the Log Cabin to save them.
While they work night and day to deregulate corporate America, Republicans and teabaggers want to regulate morality and pass laws that force archaic biblical regulations on every American. Conservatives are hell-bent on regulating what goes on in the bedroom between consenting adults, and they want to regulate what kind of person teaches in schools.
Conservative groups have said for years that America is a Christian nation, and that the founders addressed the issue in the Constitution and Declaration of Independence. Nothing could be further from the truth.