Category: Articles

Democrats Should Know that Religion Is Not a Litmus Test for Public Office

Just days before the Democratic National Convention began in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, WikiLeaks released over 20,000 confidential documents from the Democratic National Committee (DNC), including internal emails among key DNC staff members. The emails, dated between January 2015 to May 2016, allegedly show the DNC working to support Hillary Clinton’s campaign over her opponent Bernie Sanders,…
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So-Called “First Amendment Defense Act” Would Actually Weaken Civil Liberties

Yesterday I had the opportunity to attend a U.S. House committee hearing on the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA). The Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, chaired by Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), heard from a panel of expert witnesses on the scope and effect of FADA. Introduced by Rep. Raúl Labrador (R-ID), FADA would prohibit…
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Articles for South Alabama’s Secular Student Alliance

On September 5, 2014, the University of South Alabama’s Secular Student Alliance will be holding a meeting on religion in public schools. The topics of discussion will include the history of religion in public schools, students’ rights, teachers’ rights, and school vouchers. I am currently working on two articles titled “Religion in Public Schools: A…
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