Gideons, Leave The Kids Alone

There is a story this week about an elementary school in Michigan which decided the Gideons could not distribute Bibles inside the school.  The school did not come to this decision by itself. The ACLU had to put the pressure on. We had the identical problem in Whapeton, ND, only a few years ago.  Bibles…
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Parents Who Hate Their Children

Little quiz: What do these people have in common.  One is a restaurant executive who travels the U. S. setting up sites for a restaurant chain.  Another is a high level political operative in Minnesota who lobbies the Governor and legistlators.  A third is a woman who does day care work in Northern Minnesota. All…
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Jamestown, ND, Meet ‘n Greet

I’m going to host a Jamestown area Meet and Greet this coming Saturday afternoon, November 13.  It will be at Babb’s Coffee House, 100 1st Ave. S.  It will run from 1 PM to about 2:30 PM.  Looking forward. Stop in.  I’d like to meet you.  Others would as well. jon.lindgren@redriverfreethinkers.org

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That Pope. What Is He Thinking?

The Pope was in Spain recently. It is interesting to read about the Pope’s visit and try to figure out the point of it all. First of all there were the competing versions of data.  The Spanish government believes that 74% of the Spanish public is Catholic.  The Vatican believes that number is 94%.  If 94% of…
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Jesus Does Not Want Methodist Gays

The news this past week included the reinstatement of a Methodist minister in Virginia  He had turned down a gay man’s request for membership in his South Hill Methodist Church.  He was then suspended.  Then, the Methodist’s high court reinstated him saying that the pastor has the right to determine, “a person’s readiness to affirm vows…
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