Why Is Church Attendance Down

Periodically, Christian writers post explanations about how important it is for believers to attend church. They quote scripture about how the common experience is imperative for a believer. But, church attendance continues to fall. It seems to me that a church service is exactly the opposite of entertaining oneself on a smart phone. Smart phones…
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Cecile Richards Steps Down From Planned Parenthood. Well Done.

One of the interesting things about political organizations is that when they seem most in trouble they attract support and grow. That is the history of the much maligned Planned Parenthood. Cecile Richards has skillfully used the bashing of PP to make it grow. Even though there are fewer abortions because of advanced birth control…
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Catholics Will Lose More Than Evangelical Protestants In Their Alliance

Almost never talked about is the uncomfortable alliance between right wing Protestants and Catholics. We all know the Protestants showed up late in the anti abortion game. Both thought they could gain more than the other by teaming up. The truth is they have little in common. Catholics claim their stand on birth control and…
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Trying To Shut Down Government Subsidy Of Religion Is Tough

A  case is making its way through the courts that involves a subsidy clergy receive for their housing. Joel Osteen owns million dollar homes. He can deduct their cost from his income tax. Jimmy Swaggart lists almost no net worth on net worth sites except for three expensive homes. I assume his church gives him…
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Without Religion Caucus Is Now In Congress

For the first time in U.S. history, a caucus has been established of those not affiliated with any religion. This caucus will promote legislation and Congressional practices which reduce the influence of religion. Religion is present in Washington ad nauseam. We have legislation against gay marriage and abortion plus prayers and speeches with “God bless…
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