When Religion Rules

  America’s founding fathers realized how much damage well intended religions can do, so they took the trouble to separate church from state in their new democracy. No offense intended, folks, but religious organizations have probably done as much harm as good in this complicated world of ours. There’s much to applaud, for example, in […]
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The Evangelical Extremists

  The Founding Fathers took the trouble to separate the state from religion in the US Constitution, but a resurgent political movement seems determined to turn the country into a theocracy. I am not talking about Islamic extremists who would impose Shariah law, although I am sure they exist in America as they do in other countries. I […]
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It’s Time to End Tax Exemptions for Religious Institutions

The protests over Notre Dame University’s decision to have President Obama address its graduates illustrates the absurdity of tax exemption for religious institutions. Obviously, the vast majority of America’s religious leaders have abandoned any pretense of political neutrality. And, according to the IRS, political activism is a no-no for tax-exempt religious organizations. (For example, the […]
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I’m Sick of People Using License Plates as Billboards

The ACLU is asking me to write my Florida legislators about a proposal to issue a license plate that proclaims the driver’s Christianity (photo at right). The organization sees this as a blatant assault on the Constitutional separation of Church and State. And before you start haranguing me about the United States being a Christian […]
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