Mitch McConnell, Clarence Thomas, ex-NFL preachers and baptizing sheriffs

GodandGov Mitch McConnell, Clarence Thomas, ex-NFL preachers and baptizing sheriffs

Mitch McConnell, Clarence Thomas, ex-NFL pastors, sheriffs — we at the Freedom From Religion Foundation tangled with a lot of people this week. We condemned McConnell’s spurious assertion about nonreligious Americans celebrating the disastrous recent Supreme Court rulings. “We are not celebrating that states are mandated to provide taxpayer dollars to discriminatory religious schools providing […]

Northern Ireland’s horrific religio-political history

Northern Ireland Northern Ireland’s horrific religio-political history

A major consequence of departing British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit gambit could be the disruption of the fragile peace in Northern Ireland. Back in 1986, I went with an editor group to that part of the world and saw religio-political horror in full bloom. Belfast “interface streets” between Catholic and Protestant neighborhoods had 20-foot-high […]