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.