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Boston and Kansas City: A Call for a Secular Humanist Response

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The chairman of the Islamic Cordoba Initiative Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf wrote a column for the Huffington Post concerning American’s response to Muslims after the Boston Marathon bombing last year and on the one-year anniversary. “Marathon Bombing Anniversary Demands Interfaith … Continue reading

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Politics and Breweries – Schlafly Beer

Poor Phyllis Schlafly. If you think she has something to do with Schlafly’s beer, you would be wrong, but most of you, if not all of you, never heard of her before. The Schlafly of beer fame is Tom Schlafly … Continue reading

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COPE v. Kansas Board of Education

Columbia, MO – My column in the Columbia Missourian and reprinted in my blog titled Let’s not allow science to be sandbagged by religion generated some interesting feedback, as you can imagine. One that came through a couple of times … Continue reading

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Duck Dynasty – And Merry Christmas to Utah too

Merry Christmas – Well, for most of you anyway. Mine is a bit depressed due to my father’s illness. I had the chance to visit with him last week; the reason for no column. That was a good thing. Though … Continue reading

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Hobby Lobby v.the ACA and Contraceptives

Issue: Whether the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 (RFRA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 2000bb et seq., which provides that the government “shall not substantially burden a person’s exercise of religion” unless that burden is the least restrictive means to further … Continue reading

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HB278 Violates the Establishment Clause

OK, what part of the Establishment Clause does Missouri’s religious-right not understand? “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…” A bit of news came to light last week. HB 278, which  … Continue reading

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Is Science a Religion? No, it is Science

From “The Maddow Blog:” A Kansas-based group (COPE) that “promotes the religious rights of parents, children, and taxpayers” is challenging the state’s science standards because they include the teaching of evolution, which the group claims is a religion and therefore … Continue reading

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Pope Francis, the Church and Homosexuality

Has Hell started to freeze over? Will the Westboro Baptist Church start to protest priest ordinations of the Catholic Church? Will New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan seek redemption here on earth before heaven? As Pope Francis is whirling about the … Continue reading

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Angry at Atheists, but Why? It was the T-Shirt.

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The scene: April 25, 6:00 pm – Walmart on Broadway, Columbia, MO I entered Walmart to visit the pharmacy on this wonderful spring evening and I could not help but notice an attractive woman, dark hair, about 5’8” plus her … Continue reading

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Immorality of the Religious-Right

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“Gov. Mary Fallin (R-OK) joins a long list of governors, mostly Republican, who have informed federal authorities in recent days that their states won’t create a health insurance exchange and will leave the task to the federal government.” Huffington Post … Continue reading

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