Dear Conservatives: Neither Our Constitution Nor Our Laws are Based on the Ten Commandments

I’ve received a few messages over the last few days from conservatives professing that our Constitution, and in turn our laws, are derived from the Ten Commandments. I guess this is the argument conservatives are using to try to convince people that those commandments do indeed have a place on government property. I’ve heard this […]

Alabama City Declares Itself To Be Owned By God

Whenever I see a story like this, I usually think to myself, “this has to be either Alabama, Mississippi or Louisiana. Please, please, please don’t let it be Louisiana.” While I am originally from Virginia which is a bastion of progressive politics in comparison to these three states, it still bothers me whenever these stories […]

Louisiana Candidate Promises To Display Ten Commandments At Courthouse For ‘Educational’ Purposes

A little over an hour up Interstate 49 from here in Lafayette lies the town of Pineville, LA on the north bank of the Red River. As the flat rice fields of Acadiana give way to the rolling prairies, extensive pine forests and small hills of central Louisiana, Pineville sits across the river from Alexandria […]

Freedom of Religion at Work: Satanist Statue Getting Ready to be Placed at Oklahoma’s Statehouse

There’s a saying I’m sure most of you have heard, “Be careful what you wish for.”  It’s often aimed at those who seem so passionate about getting their way on a particular issue that they’re unable to see the bigger picture. Take for instance when a monument depicting the Ten Commandments was erected in front of Oklahoma’s […]

The Republican Ten Commandments

I hold a firm belief that religion and politics should never be mixed.  These are two subjects that by themselves are controversial enough, let alone mixing them together.  Our Founding Fathers knew this, which is probably why they didn’t use the word “Christianity” even once in our Constitution.  Our First Amendment clearly states that, “Congress […]

F–K THE F–KING RED LINE: And here’s why…

In case you missed it, California drew a RED LINE in the sand this week.  The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the ban on foie gras.  Which is great news for consumable waterfowl everywhere.  But just ask last year’s Christmas goose how it feels about that. Think about it for a minute. … […]