Category Archives: church and state

What Prompts Excommunication?

I sent this email to the bishop of the Diocese of Madison, Wisconsin. Since Catholic officials occasionally see fit to call out Catholic politicians for their stand if they favor abortion, I was curious what the Church stand is for … Continue reading

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Ernst Embarrasses Iowa Again

Wednesday evening Iowa’s own Joni Ernst proved once more that she neither understands issues nor has any idea what Iowans think when she introduced a bill to defund Planned Parenthood. In a video on HuffPost the commentator says that the … Continue reading

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Wiccan Says Opening Prayer; Christian Response Is Childish

Remember back in Civics or government class you learned that there was something described as “freedom of religion.” Most likely this concept was explained to you something like this: Our government has no power to establish one religious sect over … Continue reading

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A Little Quiz About Religious Liberty

Note: a very appropriate quiz for Easter considering the news of the week. by Meteor Blades reprinted from dailykos Seems like Indiana and Arkansas legislators have made now a good time to reprise this little quiz on religious freedom. Written … Continue reading

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‘Biblical Law’ Comments At Family Leader Senate Forum‏

For Immediate Release: May 2nd, 2014 Justice Not Politics Responds to ‘Biblical Law’ Comments at Family Leader Senate Forum Des Moines, Iowa — Justice Not Politics issued a response today to the disturbing question posed by The Family Leader and … Continue reading

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Hodgepodge – Corporate Welfare Queens And Hobby Lobby

Methinks the main reason many laws don’t get changed is that legislators can’t admit they were wrong. Let’s take marijuana for example. Admitting that that it is much less harmful than alcohol and that it does have medicinal qualities that … Continue reading

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Yes, Virginia, We Need Mental Health Care

Following the mass shooting in Washington,D.C. I have heard and read many folks on both sides claim that one big missing ingredient in the USA that may help prevent such incidents is access to mental health. Remember that President Saint Ronald … Continue reading

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Before We Go To War…..

Well, here we go again. The drums of war are beating. Stories of atrocities; stories of government run amok; stories of good guys and bad. Forgive me if I say that in my lifetime we have been down this path so … Continue reading

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