Posted: Wed, 09 Aug 2017 by Chris Sloggett
The record of President Trump's new nominee exposes the hypocrisy of the US religious right. Chris Sloggett argues that its opponents must challenge the ingrained assumption that faith is a good thing. Read More »
Posted: Tue, 31 Jan 2017 by Alastair Lichten
Donald Trump may be America's latest 'atheist president', but his presidency has put Christian Nationalism at the heart of its policy agenda.
Modern theocracy whether of the Islamist, Christian Dominionist or Hindu Nationalist variety is about belief, but it... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 21 Jul 2016 by Alastair Lichten
Alastair Lichten explores the themes of identity, resilience and redemption in Frederic C. Rich's counterfactual dystopian novel and the defence of secular democracy. Read More »
Posted: Mon, 09 Nov 2015 by Benjamin Jones
Young Americans might be turning away from Christianity, but the American religious right is more audacious than ever – and their rhetoric about 'religious freedom' barely conceals their theocratic aspirations, writes Benjamin Jones.
Ted Cruz, advocate... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 26 Feb 2014 by Terry Sanderson
Terry Sanderson on the Religious Right's baneful attempts to desecularize the United States with a raft of "religious freedom" bills.
There seems to be something of a disconnect in America between the rising number of people who profess to have no religion... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 30 Jul 2013 by Charles C. Haynes
Charles C. Haynes argues that the First Amendment of the United States Constitution must be vigorously defended from religious attacks. Read More »
Posted: Fri, 31 May 2013 by Margot Fernandez
As the Same-Sex Marriage Bill reaches the House of Lords, Margot Fernandez writes about the American experience of religion trying to dictate the law. Read More »
Posted: Mon, 19 Nov 2012 by Adrian Tippetts
Adrian Tippetts argues that if the GOP is to remain a serious force in US politics, a secular leadership capable of sidelining the extremist loons and offering rational, reasonable, constructive alternatives is urgently needed. Read More »
Posted: Wed, 07 Nov 2012 by Stephen Evans
If this election has told politicians one thing, it should be that they should listen to the voters and not to the religious lobbyists who are trying to write their doctrines into law. Read More »
Posted: Fri, 22 Jun 2012 by Terry Sanderson
Terry Sanderson says the Vatican's great plan to reassert its authority in the Western world has so far delivered little in the way of results. Read More »
Posted: Thu, 21 Jun 2012 by Admin
Terry Sanderson takes a look at the religion followed by Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Read More »
The Catholic Church is trying to flex its political muscle to humiliate Obama – but does it still have the strength?
Posted: Thu, 24 May 2012 by Terry Sanderson
Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York has ramped up the Catholic Church's politically motivated assault on the Obama administration by accusing the President of "strangling" religious freedom by requiring Catholic employers to provide workers with birth control coverage. Read More »
Posted: Thu, 19 Apr 2012 by Terry Sanderson
The Catholic Church seems to be turning itself from being a religious body into being a rather unpleasant political party – one that is so reactionary it makes the Tea Party look like the Teddy Bears Picnic. Read More »
Posted: Fri, 02 Mar 2012 by Terry Sanderson
If Santorum's tactic of overstating religion pays off, can we can expect a similar ratcheting up of the Pickles/Warsi "Britain is a Christian country" message here? Read More »