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Judge Not?: Wisc. Governor Says He’s Not Sure President Obama Is A Christian

Simon Brown

As Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker explores the possibility of running for president in 2016, he’s facing a lot of uncomfortable questions from reporters and others. His solution so far is to try to avoid them, but he’s quickly learning it’s not that simple. Read more

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The Mississippi House of Representatives recently passed a bill that lawmakers claim will help smaller churches with their transportation costs – but these misguided politicians may be putting lives at risk. Read more

Jesus Take the Wheel, Carrie Underwood, commercial driver’s license, Rep. Robert Johnson III, HB 132, Mississippi House Transportation Committee
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A group of misguided Oklahoma lawmakers is out to whitewash Advanced Placement (AP) U.S. History courses – and if they succeed the state’s students will pay the price. Read more

Rep. Dan Fisher, Black Robe Regiment, David Barton, Peter Muhlenberg, Vietnam War, AP U.S. History
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Simon Brown

Today is Darwin Day, which some people observe in order to celebrate Charles Darwin’s contributions to science. So this seems like a good opportunity to remind everyone that even 156 years after the publication of On the Origin of Species, some politicians are still struggling with the concept of evolution – and trying to force creationism into public schools. Read more

Scott Walker, Mitt Romney, Jon Hunstman, Discovery Institute, Charles Darwin, Darwin Day, On the Origin of Species, Glenn Branch, National Center for Science and Education
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The Religious Right’s favorite doctor, former neurosurgeon Ben Carson, has a well-documented history of making hateful statements. As a result, he finds himself listed in the Southern Poverty Law Center’s (SPLC) “Extremist Files.”    Read more

Ben Carson, Southern Poverty Law Center, Tim Wildmon, David Barton, Tony Perkins, Family Reasearch Council


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Let’s take a trip back to 2012 for a moment. People have short memories these days, so you may have forgotten (or tried to forget) that for a time the race for the GOP presidential nomination was a fight to see which candidate could come across as the most devout. Read more

Cal Thomas, Ronald Reagan, George W Bush, Jimmy, presidential election


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In 1949, five domestic house cats were introduced to tiny Marion Island, which is off the coast of South Africa, in an effort to control the local mouse population. By 1977, the cat population had ballooned to 3,400, placing the local species of birds in danger of extinction.

It’s an old story: something that was intended to solve a problem instead creates a host of new ones. Read more

Polly Williams, Rachel Tabachnik, Betsy DeVos, American Federation for Children, Scott Walker, Milwaukee Parental Choice Program, Bradley Foundation


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Simon Brown

In 2012, a teacher at Saint Vincent de Paul School in Indiana named Emily Herx was fired solely because she chose to undergo in vitro fertilization, an increasingly common procedure that church officials consider a violation of their dogma.   Read more

Emily Herx, Carla Hale, Mike Moroski, Saint Vincent de Paul School, discrimination, Bishop Watterson High School, Fort Wayne-South Bend Diocese, WisconsinWatch


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Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has a long history of exploiting religious faith for personal political gain, and it seems he did so once again last week at an evangelical Christian prayer rally.

The event, called “The Response-Louisiana,” generated quite a bit of controversy from the start because Jindal used official state letterhead to invite residents to the fundamentalist confab. Read more

Bobby Jindal, Tony Perkins, Family Research Council, Louisiana Family Foundation, The Response-Louisiana


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Maggie Garrett

This week is “National School Choice” week. Although many of the participants and supporters of the event join solely to support public school choice options, like charter schools and magnets schools, the organizers’ true purpose is to push private school choice options, specifically vouchers. Read more

School Choice Week, neo-vouchers, Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, Elementary and Secondary Education Act


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