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In the heat of our political moment, we sometimes don’t see how our future connects deeply to our past. But the Christian Right does — and they do not like what they see. The Christian Right ...
by Frederick Clarkson
Comment Count 134 comments on Sat Dec 27, 2014 at 06:15 PM PST with 473 Recommends
Yesterday may come to be considered as a landmark in our national history, the occasion being a ceremonial proclamation, not even an actual speech, rather posted on the Whitehouse daily reports ...
by arodb
Comment Count 85 comments on Mon Jan 19, 2015 at 02:18 PM PST with 122 Recommends
On December 27, 2014, Frederick Clarkson wrote in his diary about Religious Freedom Day, The Christian Right Does Not Want You To Know About This Day - updated : What if we seized this day to ...
by elenacarlena
Comment Count 42 comments on Fri Jan 09, 2015 at 02:01 PM PST with 58 Recommends
Every year on January 16, the United States marks Religious Freedom Day . Coming as it does in the immediate wake of the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris, the timing could not be better for ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 23 comments on Fri Jan 16, 2015 at 06:37 PM PST with 54 Recommends
Thomas Jefferson wanted to be remembered for three things, which he had carved on his gravestone : Here was buried Thomas Jefferson Author of the Declaration of American Independence of the ...
by Frederick Clarkson
Comment Count 20 comments on Mon Feb 09, 2015 at 06:08 PM PST with 45 Recommends
What did Jefferson and 18th century evangelicals have in common? If you guessed separation of church and state, you can go to the head of the class. Historian John Ragosta's class anyway. Ragosta,
by Frederick Clarkson
Comment Count 20 comments on Sun Jan 11, 2015 at 06:54 PM PST with 44 Recommends
Thanks to elenacarlena for asking me to write about my encounters with religion for Religious Freedom Day. My opinions are mine alone, and may offend some people. I hope, in the spirit of ...
by officebss
Comment Count 42 comments on Mon Jan 12, 2015 at 10:44 AM PST with 40 Recommends
Frederick Clarkson and others have been promoting Religious Freedom Day, which is always January 16; Friday the 16th this year. So we have been asking all of you to consider writing on religious ...
by elenacarlena
Comment Count 41 comments on Fri Jan 16, 2015 at 07:39 AM PST with 36 Recommends
One of our less well known national days is Religious Freedom Day, which commemorates the enactment of Virginia's Statute for Religious Freedom . The Virginia Statute was written by Thomas Jefferson ...
by Frederick Clarkson
Comment Count 10 comments on Sun Jan 12, 2014 at 01:00 PM PST with 30 Recommends
Today is Religious Freedom Day! And there are ways to participate here at Daily Kos and on social media in this, the most important national Day that most of us have never heard of. If this is ...
by Frederick Clarkson
Comment Count 11 comments on Fri Jan 16, 2015 at 06:00 AM PST with 22 Recommends
Pope Francis took the opportunity of his visit to Manila in the Philippines today to firmly condemn the use of articifical contraception: Pope Francis has issued his strongest defence yet of church ...
by SeaTurtle
Comment Count 77 comments on Fri Jan 16, 2015 at 01:09 PM PST with 19 Recommends
I often thank my lucky stars I wasn't raised in the church. To be honest I don't really see the point of church. I guess some people see it as a means of maintaining fellowship with their friends or ...
by Homer177
Comment Count 16 comments on Fri Jan 16, 2015 at 06:55 PM PST with 17 Recommends
Presidential Proclamation -- Religious Freedom Day, 2015 - - - - - - - BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION From many faiths and diverse beliefs, ...
by Frederick Clarkson
Comment Count 15 comments on Fri Jan 16, 2015 at 10:28 AM PST with 17 Recommends
On this day, January 16th, we celebrate a day that lives in obscurity. Mostly. This is unfortunate, because it is a day that ought to be celebrated, certainly by all Americans but especially ...
by Frederick Clarkson
Comment Count 7 comments on Mon Jan 16, 2012 at 08:03 PM PST with 16 Recommends
by Marko the Werelynx
Comment Count 34 comments on Fri Jan 16, 2015 at 01:06 PM PST with 14 Recommends
I've struggled mightily to try to find something to write about on religious freedom day, especially in light of so many excellent diaries in the last few days. I find it odd that we need a day to ...
by fauxrs
Comment Count 3 comments on Fri Jan 16, 2015 at 08:50 AM PST with 6 Recommends