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Why Are Religious Survey Results So Confusing?
Originally Posted: 11/18/2014 - 2:46pm | Type: Blog

Reading religion surveys can seem like confronting the Tower of Babel: stacked questions, confusing terms, unscientific methodology. It gets even crazier when results are contradictory. How does that happen? ...

Atheists Want You to Sit Down for the Pledge of Allegiance
Originally Posted: 09/10/2014 - 10:42am | Type: Blog

Sit down and shut up. That’s the message of a campaign launched Sept. 8 by the  American Humanist Association , asking Americans to refrain from standing and reciting  the Pledge of Allegiance  until Congress removes the phrase “under God.” Th ...

Atheists Lose Fight Over 'Under God' at Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
Originally Posted: 05/09/2014 - 3:37pm | Type: Blog

The highest court in Massachusetts upheld the legality of the phrase “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance on Friday, dealing a blow to atheist groups who challenged the pledge on anti-discrimination grounds ...

Can There Be a Rational Compromise on the Pledge of Allegiance?
Originally Posted: 04/23/2014 - 3:06pm | Type: Blog

Yet another Pledge of Allegiance lawsuit has been filed, this time with New Jersey humanists challenging the requirement that each school day begin with recitation of the pledge describing the United States as ...

Mass. Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to Pledge of Allegiance
Originally Posted: 09/03/2013 - 10:38am | Type: Blog

Massachusetts’ highest court on Wednesday will consider whether the daily recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance is a violation of students’ rights. Massachusetts’ highest court o ...

3 Reasons to Stand with Public Schools
Originally Posted: 09/03/2013 - 8:28am | Type: Blog

As a Christian, former public school student, and a public school teacher, there are three requests I would make of Christians regarding their conversations and their actions when it comes to education. ...

American Atheists Wrestles With Its Cherished ‘Grumpy’ Image
Originally Posted: 04/01/2013 - 3:10pm | Type: Blog

For someone who was once dubbed “the most hated woman in America,” Madalyn Murray O’Hair is getting a lot of love in this city she once called home. For someone who was once dub ...

Mass. Supreme Court to Hear Case Against ‘Under God’
Originally Posted: 10/30/2012 - 2:34pm | Type: Blog

Massachusetts' Supreme Judicial Court has agreed to hear the appeal of a non-religious family that's challenging the mandatory daily recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance in their children’s classro ...

President Obama and the Economic and Moral Imperatives of Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

The world around us is teaming with meaning. Words are lush with meaning. One word can point to many different ideas, emotions, expectations. The world around us is teaming with m ...

Top 10 Religious Stories of 2010
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

Every day as I review the news, I'm conscious of stories relating to religious faith. Every day as I review the news, I'm conscious of stories relating to religious fait ...

Mennonite College Follows First Playing of National Anthem with St. Francis' Peace Prayer
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

From the beginning, <a href="../2010/03/01/mennonite-college-will-now-play-national-anthem-before-sporting-events/">I opposed Goshen's landmark decision </a>to play the national anth ...