Opinion: Trump’s Warped Understanding of Religious Freedom Seeks To Traumatize and Overwhelm

The combination of drama, Orwellian policy, Trump’s latest comments and gestures are designed to shock, traumatize, overwhelm and envelope us in the darkness of authoritarianism.

Pat Boone Wants Blasphemy Laws to Punish Saturday Night Live

Boone says “there should be regulations that prohibit blasphemy” because SNL made fun of Christians pretending to be persecuted

The So-Called First Amendment Defense Act Will Destroy the First Amendment

Feeling persecuted by people suddenly having equal rights, GOP bigots developed legislation protecting just one set of beliefs - their own

Thwarted By House Committee, Jindal Imposes Religion on Louisiana by Executive Order

In one stroke of his pen, perversely pretending to be a defender of the First Amendment,Jindal turned Louisiana into a theocracy.

After Voting to Strip it From DC Residents, Boehner Claims to Champion Religious Freedom

"America was founded on the principle of religious freedom." It's just a shame he thinks only corporations have that freedom

No, Being Told You Can’t Persecute People is Not Persecution

Dr. Richard Land calls opposing persecution of others "ugly...thuggish...brutish. It's the totalitarian left in all of its ugly face."

Hobby Lobby II Case Could Impose Right Wing Evangelical Tyranny On Health Insurers

Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito opened a Pandora's box that has the potential to give some corporations the right to impose their "deeply held" religious objections to birth control on other corporations.

Bob Vander Plaats Says Exercising First Amendment Rights Mocks God

Yes, actually exercising your First Amendment right to have your own beliefs is a "huge concern" with "spiritual ramifications" in Iowa

Tom Delay’s GOP Crusade to Establish Theocracy Is Doomed To Fail

The latest indication that Republicans will enjoin the Catholic bishops' and religious right's war against the Constitution, was disgraced former speaker of the house Tom Delay who said unapologetically that, "gays undermine his religious liberty."

Apple CEO Tim Cook Slams Republicans’ Religious Freedom Laws

A powerful CEO of a giant corporation took the time to say what few others have; "There is something very dangerous happening in states across the country" of people using religion as a legislative weapon.

Senate Subcommittee Invites Hate Group Leader to Testify about Religious Freedom

Inviting hate group leader Tony Perkins to speak about religious freedom is just more evidence of the GOP's farcical approach to governance

Pew Report Details the Sorry State of Religious Tolerance in the World

Pew tells us restrictions on religion were high or very high in 39% of countries and that Muslims are as likely to be persecuted as Christians

The Year of Intolerant Liberalism? Not so Much

A Religious Right list of 33 Examples of Intolerant Liberalism in 2014 turns out (surprise!) to be examples of conservative intolerance

Catholic Church Says Religious Freedom Protects Them From Going to Court

As the group of bishops were the instigators behind the Neo-American religious imposition as freedom ideology, it was not surprising that they came up with yet another twist on how they exercise "their" religious freedom.

The Specter of a Controlling Islam Hides a Controlling Religious Right

It's a neat trick, pretending facts don't exist so you can replace them with some agenda-friendly invented facts. *Cough* Benghazi *Cough*

America, Our Children Are Being Punished for Excluding God from Pledge of Allegiance

One student was told that failing to stand is disrespectful to members of the U.S. military; another was told the law required him to stand

It is Time for Peaceful Christians to Speak Up for Coexistence

According to the Religious Right, Islam is the enemy, and ISIL, or ISIS as it is often called, is a manifestation of all the hate and intolerance inherent in the world’s second largest religion. When President Obama says that ISIL is not Islam, the Religious Right quakes in outrage. Islam is the enemy! Sarah Palin thunders as she tries to remember which state she is in. read more

The Values Voter Summit’s Promotion of Religious Tyranny is Un-American

These speakers want to fundamentally alter our way of life. In the ideal fake-Christian world, our freedom of religion would be an actual negation of freedom

Pope Francis Condemns Those Who Use Religion to Promote Violence

"Let no one consider themselves to be the 'armour' of God while planning and carrying out acts of violence and oppression!"

Actual Religious Freedom Creates an Anti-First Amendment Firestorm in Bible Belt

The Religious Right, which regularly mocks and profanes the beliefs of others, thinks other religions should be banned from mocking and profaning theirs