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Irony In Action: Religious Right Tries To Use Church-State Separation To Justify Same-Sex Marriage Bans

Simon BrownWall of SeparationA prominent Religious Right figure recently used church-state separation as an excuse to prohibit same-sex marriage, which can mean only one thing: Fundamentalists have run out of ideas to halt marriage equality. Read moreR…

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It seems “Bible Man,” an individual who proselytizes to public school students, recently discovered that the U.S. Constitution is his kryptonite now that some Tennessee schools have halted his overtly religious programs. Read more

Bible Man, Horace Turner, Grundy County Schools, Kryptonite, Freedom From Religion Foundation
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When we last left David Barton, the Religious Right’s favorite pseudo-historian and “Christian nation” advocate , he was under fire for claiming that he had played on a record-setting basketball team at Oral Roberts University (ORU) in the mid- 1970s. Read more

David Barton, Russia, Warren Throckmorton, World Trampoline and Tumbling Championships, Grove City College, Oral Roberts University, christian nation
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It seems Louisiana lawmakers didn’t learn from the recent backlash caused by “religious freedom” bills in Indiana and Arkansas, so Pelican State politicians are mulling legislation that could allow for discrimination against LGBT persons under the guise of “religious liberty.” Read more

Bobby Jindal, Mike Johnson, Alliance Defending Freedom, louisiana, Religious Freedom Restoration Act
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It looks like Tennessee could be headed for church-state trouble once again, this time with a bill that would make the Bible the state’s official book. The proposal is so bad, even the Tennessee attorney general thinks this legislation is problematic. Read more

Gov. Bill Haslam, Bible, Attorney General Herbert Slatery, Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey, Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris, Sen. Steve Southerland, Rep. Jerry Sexton, Tennessee
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Marriage equality is on the march in the United States. The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a case later this month that could extend same-sex marriage nationwide as early as the end of June.

Religious Right groups are in full-blown panic. They know they are likely running out of options to stem the marriage tide, and one of their few remaining ploys is to create hysteria with absurdist arguments that the legalization of same-sex marriage will result in war – and they mean that literally. Read more

James Dobson, Mat Staver, Tony Perkins, Focus On The Family, Liberty Counsel, Family Research Council, Bryan Fischer, American Family Association, Michael Farris, convention of the states
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Simon Brown

Marriage equality is on the march in the United States. The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a case later this month that could extend same-sex marriage nationwide as early as the end of June.

Religious Right groups are in full-blown panic. They know they are likely running out of options to stem the marriage tide, and one of their few remaining ploys is to create hysteria with absurdist arguments that the legalization of same-sex marriage will result in war – and they mean that literally. Read more

James Dobson, Mat Staver, Tony Perkins, Focus On The Family, Liberty Counsel, Family Research Council, Bryan Fischer, American Family Association, Michael Farris, convention of the states
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Simon BrownWall of SeparationThe Religious Right loves a good sob story, and it seems to have found a great one courtesy of a Missouri courthouse clerk who fears she may soon be required to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Read moreJennifer…

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Simon BrownWall of SeparationA Michigan city that decided to stop displaying a large cross on a publicly owned hill in response to a complaint by Americans United is now facing a lawsuit from some residents who want to put the cross back up. Read moreD…

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Simon BrownWall of SeparationAn Arizona state senator who is concerned about the level or morality in modern-day America thinks she has a solution: Everyone should be forced to go to church.Yes, this was an actual suggestion courtesy of Sen. Sylvia All…

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