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It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christ-Mess

By Jeremy Gunn, Program on Freedom of Religion and Belief at 5:18pm
I remember, as a child, being warned about "people trying to take 'Christ' out of 'Christmas.'"

ADF Advice to Churches: "Violate the Tax Law!"

By Jeremy Gunn, Program on Freedom of Religion and Belief at 4:12pm

We couldn't help but notice that the folks over at the Alliance Defense Fund (ADF) are encouraging pastors and preachers to violate federal tax laws by engaging in political activities that are now prohibited by the tax code.

Under current…

Bearing True Witness

By Jeremy Gunn, Program on Freedom of Religion and Belief at 4:39pm
'Ain't that a shame!' Those were the words from Pat Boone's 1955 hit single that came to mind when I read his recent 'ACLU: Tear down this wall!' Now I'm not as much of a biblical scholar as Pat Boone, but I always believed that one of the core…

A Christmas Carol from the ACLU

By Jeremy Gunn, Program on Freedom of Religion and Belief at 12:42pm
While some people are spreading urban legends about "wars on Christmas," the ACLU is working to defend the rights of families, individuals, and religious communities to practice their religion without government interference. In the spirit of the…

Federal Prisons Take Elmer Fudd Approach to Book Ban

By Jeremy Gunn, Program on Freedom of Religion and Belief at 11:23am
The new motto for the Federal Bureau of Prisons policy on banning religious books was taken directly from the Elmer Fudd Hunting Manual: "Ready! Fire! Aim!" Acting in secret and without prior public notification (where have we heard that before?),…
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