"There are no atheists in foxholes."
When Barack Obama ran for President, he promised to "fundamentally change" America.
Over the last five years or so, the American people have gotten a pretty good idea of exactly what those words meant. We've seen that President Obama's vision of America is one in which we are entirely dependent upon government, and government is entirely unaccountable to us. In Obama's America, political appointees and unelected bureaucrats operate outside the law and without accountability, the Executive branch picks and chooses which laws to follow and which to ignore, and religious liberty is held hostage to the forces of political correctness and social "progress." more >>
An attempt was recently made to vandalize a war memorial at an Oregon park at the center of a church and state controversy with an improvised explosive device.
An unknown individual detonated the IED near the memorial, located at Mingus Park in the City of Coos Bay, sometime late night between last Thursday and last Friday.
Rodger Craddock, city manager for Coos Bay, told The Christian Post that police are still trying to apprehend the vandal. more >>
Ken Ham, the founder and president of the Creation Museum and Answers in Genesis ministry, responded to gibes on secular blogs by people making fun of the fact that a worker at the zip lines attraction was injured by lightning last week.
"It has been quite amazing (and in a way humorous but sad) to see the many secularist comments/blogs (some quite ridiculous) on the person who was shocked as a result of a nearby lighting strike at the Creation Museum," Ham wrote in a Facebook post on Monday.
"Most of them, as is usual for these secularists, get their facts way wrong – they just quote each other and so the legend grows!" more >>
A British sociologist has denounced a recent effort by the United Kingdom Department of Education to investigate religious schools and their views on homosexuality.
Neil Davenport, head of Sociology at the JFS Sixth Form Centre in London, wrote a column on spiked-online.com Thursday asking "Why shouldn't faith schools criticize gays?"
"In a secular society that is supposedly committed to freedom of religion, the really outrageous thing here is that MPs and shrill campaigners are meddling in the values being taught in faith schools," wrote Davenport. "The accusation that faith schools are practising intolerance seems breathtakingly unconvincing, not to mention hypocritical, when one considers that militant atheists are themselves being intolerant of traditional and religious communities and their belief systems." more >>
While there has been much talk about the rise of secularism in America recently, the trend may not continue. Here are three reasons demographic and polling experts predict America may become more religious.
With the retirements of baby boomers and a decrease in the fertility rate, there will be more older Americans and fewer younger Americans in the future. Additionally, people tend to become more religious as they become older. Because of this, according to Frank Newport, editor in chief for Gallup, the increase in the average age of Americans will likely lead to an increase in the average religiosity of Americans. more >>
The highest court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts has set the date for oral arguments in a lawsuit against the phrase "Under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance.
The Supreme Judicial Court decided on Sept. 4 as the date that arguments will be heard in the case Doe v. Acton-Boxborough at the John Adams Courthouse in Boston.
Brought by the American Humanist Association, the suit alleges that the pledge's "Under God" phrase excludes non-theists and violates their equal protection under law. more >>