Tag Archives: Separation of Church and State

Lamar W. Hankins :
Nineteen fifty-four: A fable

Bobby raised his hand and asked his teacher, Mrs. Miller, ‘Is God the same as the sun?’ By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | October 10, 2017 It was an unusual year, 1954. The U.S. Supreme Court held … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins :
Nineteen fifty-four: A fable

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METRO | The religious pretense of Texas
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick

These imaginary violations of religious liberty allow Texas politicians to pander to the religious right. By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | January 7, 2016 SAN MARCOS — It will come as no surprise to anyone who watches … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins :
METRO | The religious pretense of Texas
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick

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METRO | Some questions for Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton

Where do you draw the line on accommodating the religious beliefs of public officials? By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | June 30, 2015 SAN MARCOS — In his official opinion as the Texas Attorney General, Ken Paxton … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins :
METRO | Some questions for Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton

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Lamar W. Hankins :
Fighting back against public officials who promote religion

The Greece case is a victory for all Christians who need the government to endorse their religion, who have too much faith in the government and not enough faith in their chosen religion. By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins :
Fighting back against public officials who promote religion

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Lamar W. Hankins :
The dishonesty of Clemson and its football coach

Not only does coach Dabo Swinney use his personal Christian beliefs to recruit, he also uses religion to manipulate, control, and motivate his players. By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | May 4, 2014 For the last half-century, … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins :
The dishonesty of Clemson and its football coach

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When conscience rules…

There may be a silver lining to religion-based attacks on the ACA. By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | January 28, 2014 The legal cases filed against the Affordable Care Act requirements that health insurance include contraceptive coverage … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins :
When conscience rules…

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Marilyn Katz :
Women vs. the Catholic Church, Round 2

Just whose rights was the Constitution written to protect? It is women, not institutions, who are at the center of this debate. By Marilyn Katz | The Rag Blog | January 20, 2014 Exactly whom — or what — do … finish reading Marilyn Katz :
Women vs. the Catholic Church, Round 2

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Lamar W. Hankins :
The ubiquitous influence of religion in America

Beginning with the push against the Communist menace in the 1950s, which led to the increased use of “In God We Trust” on our coinage , religion has increasingly pushed its way into public policy. By Lamar W. Hankins | … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins :
The ubiquitous influence of religion in America

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Lamar W. Hankins : Slipping Creationism into Texas Textbooks

Political cartoon by Kirk Anderson. Image from The Skeptical Teacher. How Texas’ Board of Education will slip creationism into textbooks Since a majority of the reviewers of the science texts are ‘creationists’ or proponents of ‘intelligent design,’ there can be … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : Slipping Creationism into Texas Textbooks

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Lamar W. Hankins : Texas Atty. Gen. Greg Abbott’s ‘Demagoduery’

Kountze cheerleaders. Screen grab from ABC News. Image from Austinist.com. Gimme a ‘G’: Texas Atty. Gen. Abbott’s ‘demagoduery’ It is beyond conjecture or opinion: the Kountze cheerleader banners expressing religious views are government speech. By Lamar W. Hankins | The … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : Texas Atty. Gen. Greg Abbott’s ‘Demagoduery’

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Lamar W. Hankins : City Council and Religious Liberty in Central Texas

San Marcos, Texas, City Hall. Image from Wikimedia Commons.Nearly half of Austin-area citycouncils violate religious liberty It doesn’t take clergy to remind council members of their duties, and there is little evidence that clergy provide any more moral authority than … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : City Council and Religious Liberty in Central Texas

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Lamar W. Hankins : Government Plus Religion is No-Win Situation

Image from Change Comes Slow.No one wins when governmentforces religion on everyone If public officials believe that religious worship is important, perhaps they should meet in a conference room before the meeting and pray together with their chosen clergy. By … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : Government Plus Religion is No-Win Situation

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