Tag Archives: theocracy

TENNESSEE: Governor Gets Bill Allowing Students To Miss One Hour Of School Every Day To Attend Church

Hemant Mehta reports at The Friendly Atheist: The Tennessee legislature passed a bill yesterday, House Bill 2542/Senate Bill 2473, that would force public schools to allow kids to miss class for up to one hour each day in order to attend church. (They would also allow school buses to transport those kids, as long as the churches paid for it.) …

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Virginia Dems Walk Out After GOP-Invited Pastor Rants About God’s Wrath For Same-Sex Marriage And Abortion

The Virginia Mercury reports: Democrats walked off the floor of the House of Delegates Tuesday morning as the pastor invited to give the opening prayer delivered stinging remarks condemning abortion and gay marriage and said God would bring his “wrath” against those who don’t follow biblical principles. “Is this a prayer or a sermon?,” a delegate yelled from the Democratic …

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TN Reps Again Seek To Make Bible Official State Book

Knoxville’s NBC News affiliate reports: Two Tennessee representatives introduced a bill that would make the Holy Bible Tennessee’s official state book. Sen. Mark Pody and Rep. Jerry Sexton introduced HB2778/SB2696 on Feb. 5. This isn’t the first time Tennessee has seen such a proposal — Former Gov. Bill Haslam vetoed a similar bill in April 2016. At the time, Haslam …

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MISSISSIPPI: Newly-Elected GOP Rep’s First Bill Calls For Mandatory Christian Prayer In Every Public School

From the Facebook page of Mississippi Rep. Jill Ford: Yesterday, January 27, 2020, was a historic day for not only Governor Tate Reeves as he presented his State of the State address to the people of Mississippi – favorite line: “we’ve been singing the Blues long enough, it’s time to sing Gospel now – the Good News”. It was also …

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MISSOURI: GOP Bill Would Jail Librarians Over Drag Queen Story Hour, Drag Queens To Protest At Capitol

The Kansas City Star reports: Public libraries that display “age-inappropriate material” could lose state funding and even see their librarians fined or jailed, under a bill proposed by a Missouri lawmaker. The bill’s sponsor, state Rep. Ben Baker, a southwest Missouri Republican, said Thursday that the “Parental Oversight of Public Libraries Act” did not target books but was drafted in …

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Anti-LGBT Haters And Christianists Lay Hands On Trump

The Christian Post reports: Several faith leaders, including notable conservative Christian and evangelical pastors, held an informal meeting with President Trump at the White House this week. White House Deputy Press Secretary Judd Deere released a statement confirming that the president met with religious leaders Tuesday morning. White House Deputy Press Secretary Judd Deere released a statement confirming that the …

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Pompeo Proselytizes On Official State Dept Website

Newsweek reports: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivered a speech on Friday to the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) at its 2019 world conference in Nashville, Tennessee. Outlining “what it means to be a Christian leader,” Pompeo described how he applies his religious faith to government administration. Titled “Being a Christian Leader” and promoted in his official government capacity …

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Megachurch Pastor: Dems Worship Pagan God Moloch

“There is a fear that if the left ever regains control of this country again, this nation is finished. Sanctimonious Nancy Pelosi this weekend was calling for prayer for our county. That reminds me of an arsonist about to set a building on fire, saying, ‘Now pray with me that the destruction I’m about to cause isn’t too severe.’ If …

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Megachurch Pastor: Thank God That Trump Knows There’s No Such Thing As Church And State Separation

“There is no such thing as a separation of church and state in the Constitution. We have allowed the secularists, the atheists, the humanists to hijack our Constitution and pervert it into something our forefathers never intended. “And I’m gonna say this. I’m gonna say this, and it may cost me some book sales, but I’m gonna say it anyway. …

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More States Adopt Mandatory “In God We Trust” Law

The Washington Post reports: South Dakota’s Republican lawmakers said it was about history — the motto appears on money, on license plates and in the fourth stanza of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” It’s also likely to be discussed in the classroom, where historical inquiry is a key part of the state’s social studies curriculum. But legislators said they wanted to make …

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Tony Perkins Laments That SCOTUS Cross Ruling Didn’t Go Far Enough In Trashing The Establishment Clause

Yesterday the Supreme Court ruled that a 40-foot concrete cross maintained by the Maryland public may remain on state land. Via press release from hate group leader Tony Perkins: As grateful as we are for the victory, there are many — FRC included — who were hoping the justices would take the opportunity to overhaul the mess our courts have …

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PENNSYLVANIA: GOP State Rep Prays For Conversions To Jesus Just Before Muslim Rep Is Sworn In [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: A freshman Republican’s opening prayer Monday in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives drew complaints that it was inappropriately divisive. Rep. Stephanie Borowicz began the day’s session with a Christian invocation that thanked Jesus for the honor and President Donald Trump for standing “behind Israel unequivocally.” “At the name of Jesus every knee will bow and every …

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OKLAHOMA: New GOP Gov And Wife Announce Mission To Use Office To “Bring People To Jesus” [VIDEO]

Kyle Mantyla reports at Right Wing Watch: Newly elected Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt of Oklahoma attended an “Inaugural Prayer Service” today, during which he declared that it is his mission to align the state “with what God is doing in Oklahoma,” while his wife proclaimed that it is their responsibility “to go our into our state and save people and …

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Liberty Counsel To Parade “Live Nativity” Around DC

Via press release from hate group leader Mat Staver: Picture this. Cars come to a halt and people stream out of their offices. Police officers stop traffic as a camel, donkey, and sheep accompany Mary, Joseph and the Baby Jesus dressed in first century attire and surrounded by the Three Wise Men and shepherds as they proceed around the U.S. …

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Margaret Atwood To Publish Handmaid’s Tale Sequel

Buzzfeed News reports: Author Margaret Atwood announced Wednesday that she is writing a sequel to her highly-acclaimed book The Handmaid’s Tale which was published in 1985. Atwood said the forthcoming book, titled The Testaments, will be published in September 2019. Atwood said the sequel will be set 15 years after the final scene in The Handmaid’s Tale featuring the book’s …

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Last Night Trump Warned Evangelicals That Democrats Will “End Everything Violently” If They Win Midterms

The New York Times reports: In remarks to evangelical ministers in the White House State Dining Room on Monday night, President Trump spoke in high-minded tones about religious liberty, abortion and youth unemployment. He noted a John Adams quote carved into the room’s fireplace: “I pray heaven to bestow the best of blessings on this house.” But once reporters and …

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PETITION: Declare America To Be A Christian Nation

Via press release published by Christian Newswire: Across the country and around the world more than 1,500 leaders, organizations and individuals have declared America a Christian nation through Ideclared.org. It is expected that this mass movement will expand rapidly over the next few months, continuing on into the New Year. The team at Ideclared is working endlessly until 70 million …

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Right Winger Steve Deace Storms Off HLN Set After Guest Mentions Existence Of Christian Sharia [VIDEO]

They get very triggered if you mention Christian Sharia: An HLN segment on the Supreme Court got heated between CRTV host Steve Deace and SiriusXM host Dean Obeidallah – ending with Deace walking out mid-segment. During a discussion on the Supreme Court and moral issues, Deace said, “We need more debate, we need more things decided at the election booth, …

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Trump: We Will Always Be One Nation Under God

The Hill reports: President Trump marked the Fourth of July on Wednesday by hailing the “noble sacrifice” of U.S. servicemembers. In a video posted online, Trump recounted the story of the Declaration of Independence and the war against Great Britain that ensued. “It was 242 years ago today in Philadelphia that 56 brave representatives of the American people adopted our …

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Brian Brown: Send An Emergency Donation Right Now Because This Is Our Chance To Overturn Obergefell

Just in from hate group leader Brian Brown: It is impossible to overstate the importance of this moment. If President Trump nominates someone like Neil Gorsuch, which we will strongly urge him to do, and the nominee is confirmed by the Senate, then we will go from a 5-4 split that redefined marriage to a 5-4 pro-marriage majority. It will …

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