12 Aug 2014

The Texas Sharpshooter Fallacy and Rewriting American History

I’m in Phoenix at the moment about to speak on the topic of “A Nation ‘Under God’: Hype, Hysteria, or Heritage?” If you listen to groups like the Freedom from Religion Foundation that sued the IRS to get it to monitor churches on the political content of their sermons, a

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11 Aug 2012

Atheists Demand Massachusetts High School Revise its State’s History

The atheist organization The Freedom From Religion Foundation is demanding that the Wayland High School band “stop playing ‘God Bless America’ at school functions because it violates separation of church and state.” The Massachusetts’ school officials are ignoring the group’s threats, and for good reason. First, the First Amendment prohibits

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23 Nov 2011

George Washington’s Politically Incorrect Thanksgiving Proclamation

Can you imagine a president today giving a Thanksgiving Proclamation that mentions “Almighty God” twice, describes him as “the great Lord and Ruler of Nations,” and calls for prayer and confession of “national sins”? This thanksgiving declaration was written and published in the Massachusetts Centinel to thank God for giving

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16 Oct 2011

Fact and Fiction about the Great Seal of the United States

Several articles have been published recently about the Great Seal of the United States. In commemoration of the Seal, there was a traveling interactive exhibit. Like so many stories about our nation’s past, there has been a lot of fiction written about the meaning of the several designs on the

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