So Who Prays for Forsyth County?

After I vented my spleen yesterday I got to thinking that maybe I’d spouted off about the Forsyth County commissioners a little to rashly.  Specifically I said: The Forsyth County commissioners and sectarian prayer supporters consistently point out that the commissioners invite representatives of different religions to open their meetings and so the current policy […]

NC Partnership for Religious Liberty Engaged in Disinformation Campaign

I really hate beating a dead horse, but the Forsyth County prayer story just keeps getting resuscitated and I end up beating it again…and again.  This time, though, I'm not going to talk about the case itself because there are better and plentiful sources for that.  Rather, I'm going to focus on what I consider […]

Airing of Grievances Coming to a Commission Meeting Near You

A front page article in the July 15, 2014 Wall Street Journal makes the point that the recent SCOTUS ruling allowing prayers before public meetings is an opportunity for atheists too: The former president of the Freethinkers of Upstate New York, Mr. Courtney says he plans to give a four-minute speech highlighting the notion that […]

Do Unto Others

I’ve written often about the public meeting prayer issue we had in Forsyth County, and as a result I had many opportunities to discuss the issue with friends, family and readers of this little ‘ol blog of mine. In those discussions one of my greatest frustrations was when someone would say, “Well if they don’t […]

Dominionist Theocracy

Remember the Forsyth County (NC) prayer case that was appealed all the way to the Supreme Court? If not you can find all kinds of references to it here. In a nutshell the county commissioners were accused of favoring one religion (Christianity) over others because they invited Christian religious leaders to open the commission meetings […]

Alliance Defense Fund Still Around

If you thought the folks at the Alliance Defense Fund took their ball and went home after taking the Forsyth County Commissioners' prayer case and running with it all the way to the US Supreme Court and losing, you'd be wrong. They've reappeared as an influencer of the controversial NC Amendment One on tomorrow's primary […]

Pray for Our Horses

Anyone who thinks Forsyth County is just another sleepy, southern county that's home to a medium-sized city that was founded by members of a mainstream religion that hardly anyone outside of NC or PA has heard of, is smoking crack.  Where else would you have government officials who are simultaneously fighting in court to be […]

Wattup?

I've been a lot busy so I haven't been able to meet my daily quota of rambling here at the old blog.  It's probably a good thing as I tend to ramble too much, so I'll just hit some quick notes here before sharing some pics that I think best highlight all the work that […]

The ACLU is an Equal Opportunity Ticker Offer

It always cracks me up to hear pigeon hole the ACLU as some sort of liberal activist group.  I guess they are if "liberal" means defending all peoples' civil liberties no matter which end of the political spectrum they fall on.  Sure, conservatives are ticked about the whole Forsyth County Commissioners' prayer issue, but I […]