Tebow, Atheists, The War of Ideas and The First Amendment

I was involved in a Facebook thread recently that began with the somewhat justifiable criticisms by some Christian friends of David Silverman, President of American Atheists, for what they considered over-the-top commentary and opinion on Tim Tebow’s very public religion and religious display. The article in question with Silverman’s comments is here.  I think they had a point overall but I did agree with Silverman on one or two points and that’s how I got involved.  It quickly turned into another matter however, when the thread’s host Kurt, asserted something else: Continue reading

Newt- Freedom Of Expression For Believers Only

The GOP presidential candidates have been asked to sign a number of pledges opposing taxes, gay marriage, and supporting the Tea Party’s Contract from America while they campaign for their party’s nomination.  Bob Vander Plaats, a conservative who ran for election to the state house in Iowa and lost, and who has since become something of a conservative gatekeeper has also drafted a pledge for the GOP presidential candidates to sign, titled “The Marriage Vow: A Declaration of Dependence upon MARRIAGE and FAMILY.Continue reading