Seperation of Church & State

The Newsroom Season Finale: A Greater Fool

Picasso’s Don Quixote “I’m a loafer by nature, I’m too lazy to go hunting for authors who say what I already know how to say without their help.” – The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha, Volume 1, Prologue, pg. 8 by Glynn Wilson I have a confession to make. I realize I’m a…

Alabama Governor Bentley Sticks Foot in Mouth, Again

by Glynn Wilson Alabama Governor Robert Bentley seems to like the taste of his own toes. He sticks his foot in his mouth so often that people down South have taken to calling him “Goober” after the character on the Andy Griffith Show who just could not keep his mouth shut even though he rarely…

Conservatives Attack Scientific Findings About Why They Hate Science

Which Helps Confirm the Science Guest Column by Chris Mooney AlterNet Two months have passed since my new book, The Republican Brain, was published, and so far it has gotten a lot of media attention. However, the coverage has followed a noteworthy pattern: while progressives and liberals seem intrigued about what I’m saying, the so-called…

Global Warming and Religion in Government: It’s the Media’s Fault

Glynn Wilson The Big Picture by Glynn Wilson BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The dogwoods, azaleas and cherry blossoms are in full bloom a full three weeks before Easter here, but of course that’s no sign of global warming and climate change, according to the Republicans and the media in Alabamaland. The so-called Christians could care less.…

Fact Checking Republican Newt Gingrich on Election Day in Alabama

Glynn Wilson Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich address a sympathetic crowd at the Alabama Theater (click here to see more photos) by Glynn Wilson BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Georgia Republican Newt Gingrich came out swinging against President Obama on energy policy at the Alabama Theater Monday night, the day before the primary election in the state,…

Let Justice Be Done Though the Heavens Should Fall

“Let justice be done though the heavens should fall.” – John Adams, letter to Elbridge Gerry, December 5, 1777 The Big Picture by Glynn Wilson Here’s a question for Rick Santorum and Judge Roy Moore (or any member of the religious right or the tea party) that will never be asked in public by any…

Alabama Legislature Tries to Cross Church-State Divide, Yet Again

Proposed Bill Would Give Public School Credit for Studying Creationism A bill introduced in the Alabama Legislature, House Bill 133, proposes allowing churches to teach a creationism class away from public school campuses for school credit — if parents and school boards give permission and churches are willing to transport students, teach the class and…

Scientist Carl Sagan Discusses the Impossibility of Creationism

Remember Carl Sagan? He was an American astronomer, astrophysicist, cosmologist, author, science popularizer, and science communicator who died in 1996. During his lifetime, he published more than 600 scientific papers and popular articles and was author, co-author, or editor of more than 20 books, according to the Wikipedia page on him. In his works, he…

Is A Great Compromise Between Science and Religion Possible?

Our Ultimate Fate May Depend Upon It by Glynn Wilson The very fate of our human species, yes, and your state too — as well as this country and the earth — may well depend on a compromise between science and religion. Yes, you read that correctly. Not that I ever wanted to admit it…

Jesse Ventura Says Religion is the ‘Root of all Evil’

Responding to questions about the New York community center controversy, former independent Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura stuns CNN with the comment that “religion is the root of all evil.” He says Muslims have the right under the Constitution to build a mosque near the 9/11 ground zero site, and points out that the First Amendment…

Tebow Super Bowl Ad Based on Falsehood?

Tim Tebow Womens’ rights campaigner and attorney Gloria Allred has joined the growing chorus of folks angered at the decision by CBS to allow an pro life group to air an ad during the upcoming Super Bowl on February 7. The ad will feature University of Florida quarterback Tim Tebow and his mother Pam, who…

OpEd News Interviews Glynn Wilson on Obama and Change

Locust Fork News-Journal editor and publisher Glynn Wilson was interviewed Thursday by the OpEd News on the first year of Barack Obama’s presidency and the subject of change. Here’s the blurb and link. It’s only been a year since we got rid of Bush. Y’all remember W, the worst president in history, right? So yeah,…