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Mayoral Mistake: California Official Should Stay Out Of The Salvation Business

Some years ago, I attended a press conference held by notorious anti-abortion zealot Randall Terry. There weren't many people at the event, and afterward Terry asked me where I was from.

When I told him I worked at Americans United, he replied, "You and Barry Lynn had better watch it – you're going to hell!"

I rolled my eyes and shrugged it off. I expect that sort of thing from a guy like Terry, so it was no big deal. In his view, pretty much everyone is going to hell.

But I wouldn't expect such a comment – and I wouldn't tolerate it – from a government official. Read more

Praying For Theocracy?: Across The Country, Groups Seek To Impose 'Religious Law'

The New York Times today reported on a sad and worrisome situation in Vallejo, Calif.

Though the community faces a financial crisis, much like the rest of the country, The Times asserts the town is also struggling because "its political system increasingly reflects the influence of evangelical churches." Read more