We will take action in short order to follow the President’s instruction to safeguard the deeply held religious beliefs of Americans who provide health insurance.
Greedy evangelicals expected much more in remuneration for their electoral support for Trump’s candidacy than freedom to violate IRS rules with impunity.
Yoest has a long record of undermining women’s access to health care by distorting the facts; her selection shows the administration is pandering to extreme evangelical conservatives.
She thinks biblically, She doesn’t need time to figure out how to vote because she sees the world through a scriptural lens. “We need more like her in office.”
A ruling for theocracy will effectively demolish church-state separation and neuter the First Amendment’s religious clauses.
“Texas Senate has no problem with taxpayer-funded discrimination against virtually anyone who doesn’t meet a public official’s personal [religious] standards.”
We must use the full force of Congress and strength of the [Catholic] pro-life movement to defeat this absurd rule that allows poor women to have healthcare.
Jefferson stating separation of church and state is contained within the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment is “unhistorical” according to Sessions.
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 following is an opinion column by R Muse* Over the course of the last several years no small number of pundits and commentators have trumpeted the demise of the religious right and their masters at the Vatican. As the recent election appeared to look bleak for Trump, and by extension the Republican Party…
Instead of a White House firewall to stop the Koch GOP Congress’ disasters, the Kochs and evangelicals have a fascist with a rubber stamp.
The fault lines among evangelicals that the election of 2016 has exposed are likely to reshape national politics for years to come.
On the contrary, we have seen religious laws against abortion, contraception, marriage equality, religious diversity, education, and even global warming
“If God-given natural rights come in conflict with government, court, or human-granted rights, God-given natural rights always prevail.”
Republicans will end up with a platform that will be Victorian in its moralizing and deeply critical the modern American family.
Judge Reeves noted that “the title, history and text of the law showed it to be the State’s attempt to put LGBT citizens in their place.”
“North Carolina’s HB2 is deeply discriminatory and violates civil rights law in all kinds of manners.”
Oklahoma evangelical Republicans force doctors to give patients deceptive and unscientific advice just to keep their medical licenses.
Religious Republicans passed unconstitutional legislation denying a wide swathe of the population their constitutional rights.
The latest drive toward an iteration of Sharia Law for the cult of right-wing Christians panting for a theocracy is playing out in Kentucky.
Since its inception, Cruz has portrayed his campaign for the presidency as a religious war, and Christian crusade with Cruz as the messiah
Americans should not underestimate Christian crusader Cruz and his spiritually-armored preachers’ concerted efforts as a wrong maneuver.
Texas’ governor claimed that the sentiment that others celebrate the holidays in their own way was bullying and persecuting Christians
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 obvious that the owner of a professional sports franchise, say a National Football League team, would only hire a hair-stylist who detests, and has never played, the game of football as a general manager and head coach if they wanted their team to fail miserably. That is an absurd idea, but it is precisely what two religious Republican governors who want to decimate their state’s public education system did in appointing evangelical anti-public education fanatics to run their state’s public school systems.
In one stroke of his pen, perversely pretending to be a defender of the First Amendment,Jindal turned Louisiana into a theocracy.
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.”
There is a misconception among ignorant Americans that this nation was founded on the tenets of the bible and is therefore a Christian nation
Ohio Governor John Kasich made that “religious extremist duty” mandatory in Ohio. Kasich issued a statement through a spokesman informing Ohio schools that if they fail to align with Christian organizations, they will lose funding.
To accomplish their goal of controlling the government, the Koch brothers have had to climb in bed with fundamentalist Christians intent on using the government to control and subvert women’s rights.
It is astonishing, but the extremist Christian fundamentalists are basing their punitive power on the religious freedom guarantee in the First Amendment; with Supreme Court approval.
It is no great shock, then, that the religious right, staunch supporters of corrupt Republicans, are blatantly violating the law right up till Election Day and daring anyone to stop them because they know no-one will.
Although the religious right has effectively, through the Catholic Supreme Court, eliminated the Establishment Clause of the 1st Amendment and wiped out religious freedom of non-evangelicals, women, and non-believers, they are still convinced they are facing an existential threat from the federal government.
“When government defines marriage as the union of one man and one woman…It’s doing its job. It’s fulfilling its role as a minister of God”
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.
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
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.
Two issues alone will have a devastating affect on any religious business or corporation’s employees, but after doing a cursory reading of the Hobby Lobby et al complaint, the High Court decision will immediately affect more than just their employees.
The inspiration for Hobby Lobby, and 71 other “religious” corporations, to sue for a religious exemption of the contraception mandate is not about abortion, but about controlling women and inflicting consequences for not adhering to their Puritanical belief that women in their employ, can not, and will not, have sexual relations without paying a heavy price.
Maybe the President regrets intertwining government and religion when he continued George W. Bush’s Faith-Based initiatives. Now they are using their connection to the White House to exact recompense in the form of permission to discriminate against the gay community according to their “deeply-held religious beliefs” the Supreme Court cited mercilessly in its ruling for Hobby Lobby.
All of the Republicans interfering with personal health decisions are in league with extremist Christian organizations and corporations (Hobby Lobby et al) that demand authority be given to them to have complete control over a doctor and woman’s medical decisions; something that Tennessee voters, even Republican voters, overwhelmingly oppose
The Pew survey should disabuse Americans of the notion that the teabagger or Republican movements are not havens for right wing extremism,.
There is a relatively large contingent of disgruntled citizens who seriously hate this country with a passion, and yet instead of fleeing America for their concept of Utopia, are Hell-bent on transforming America into a land Europeans emigrating to America sought to escape.
When Americans in the near future look back and wonder how, why, and when their democracy was lost to theocracy, and the Constitution replaced with the bible, they can look back at the Court’s ruling as a pivotal moment, not the deciding moment, in democracy’s demise but a very significant one all the same.
Americans who value their freedoms, religious or otherwise, would do well to avoid the pitfalls of staying silent for fear of offending extremists because that silence has produced precisely what is plaguing this nation.
The Kansas House of Representatives has overwhelmingly passed a piece of legislation crafted to legalize anti-gay segregation under the guise of “religious liberty”
The fanatical Christian-right is targeting Girl Scout USA’s annual cookie sales for a boycott because the group listed Wendy Davis as an incredible woman of the year.
There is a concerted effort in primarily southern Republican-controlled states to use sketchy and horribly underperforming charter schools to inject a healthy dose of religion into science and history classes using funding for public schools.
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.
Right wing Christians define their right to practice religion as forcing compliance of their beliefs on the rest of the population, and the religious right is counting on the judiciary to achieve their goals.
If Americans wondered what drove the man who masterminded the $24 billion government shutdown all they need to know is that Ted Cruz did not fall far from his father’s evangelical tree.
Conservative Christian business owners are appealing to other conservative Christians on the Supreme Court to grant them religious immunity from adhering to a federal law.
The latest attempt by the religious right to circumvent the Constitution involves claiming that prohibiting teachers from teaching the bible as science infringes on their academic freedom.
A group of House Republicans have announced their intent to propose legislation to give conservatives groups legal cover to continue discriminating against same-sex couples.
The judicial system has become a partisan tool of corporations and Republicans to impose theocratic law on women.
At issue is whether a secular corporation with no business relationship or involvement in a religion can be considered religious and force its employees to follow the corporation’s religious beliefs.
America is one election away from total dominance by the Koch brothers billionaire club and is on the verge of replacing the Constitution with Milton Freidman’s Capitalism and Freedom.
Apparently, those who find themselves in violation of God’s law, lose their rights under Republican governance
According to Republicans, if liberals would stop saying no to fundamentalists, we could have the America Jesus intended when he wrote the Constitution!
Republicans typically oppose women’s equality as a matter of course, their non-stop attacks on Planned Parenthood are based on their allegiance to evangelical Christians.
Bryan Fischer dishonestly says liberals hate America and Christianity because they want to replace America as it was founded
There are those who say the mood of the nation toward gays and women’s rights are changing for the better, yet the far right is forging ahead to restrict their rights.
America’s worst nightmare is a Romney presidency bolstered by conservative Christians in Congress and a bible-based Supreme Court.
On October 7, about a thousand preachers will violate the requirement they agreed to with the IRS by actively providing specific guidance about how to vote on issues and candidates.
Bill Clinton’s delivered a dose of DNC truth serum to Romney, Ryan, and their crowd of habitual liars, religious sycophants, and gun-toting angry white people.
Voters in Missouri took a major step towards granting Christians the right to dominate public meetings, discriminate against non-Christians.
The past two years should give all Americans pause at what conservative Christians in control of the government would mean for women.
Today marks our 236 birthday, and instead of a United States of America, Republicans have created a divided populace based on the mantra either you are with us, or you are un-American.
Although this Pulpit Freedom Sunday has been going on for three years, the event has taken on new dimensions with the Republican majority in the House of Representatives embracing an extreme agenda.
When the Founding Fathers devised how America would function they knew the danger of allowing religion to govern the country, but Republicans are ignoring the Founders’ warnings.
Republicans have enlisted religious fanatics to forward their dangerous agenda by instilling fear that Democrats are waging a war on religious freedom.
Rick Santorum attended an event in Louisiana where renowned hate-monger Dennis Terry unleashed a vitriolic hate-fest aimed at gays, Muslims, Liberals, and Buddhists.
The USCCB is in a war with the American government to assert their authority as Onward Christian Soldiers over legally elected representatives of the people.
America’s liberty is being eroded by religious and corporate fundamentalists who demand strict adherence to specific dogmata in combination with attacks on perceived threats to their dominance.
It is likely Rick Santorum truly believes he was called by god to become America’s pope and not the president.
The Republicans intend to take us to a place from which there is no return. You see, their fantasy America, the mythic America that was founded as a Christian nation in their re-written text books, is about to come to fruition. They are that close.
Christian and Islamic extremists drink from the same wellspring of authoritarianism – the desire to impose authority, to force submission to dogma, and to compel obedience. Choice is not an option. Submission precludes choice.
The idea of divine right died out a long time ago, when god fled the political scene, only to be resurrected in the New World and in a new century with George W. Bush’s claim that God – not the American people – chose him to lead America. Then there is the Bush crusade against terrorism, and yet nobody epitomizes the spirit of the past better than former Alaskan governor Sarah Palin.