With HB 2, Pat McCrory fleeces every worker of employment protections including the right to sue in state court for discrimination based on "race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex or handicap."
Political religion has much to lament. Politics interlaced with religious fervor, or religion intertwined with political fervor, invented many techniques for political oppression. The government of gods has been tried and has failed.
If there was ever a reminder we needed during this election season - and they seem to become longer and more obnoxious each cycle - it's this fact. Your political leader will not save you, and your political enemy will not damn you.
The removal of a Bible (King James Version of the New Testament?) from a POW/MIA "Missing Man" memorial table set up at an Ohio Veterans Administration (VA) clinic, on the face of it, seems a trivial act at best and an abridgement of Christian rights at worst.
American political discourse regularly features the assertion that the United States was founded as a Christian Nation. The debate around this issue often pivots on the religious proclivities of the founders themselves.
The election year of 2016 will present opportunities to bring scientific literacy into the debates around climate change and more. The future of our democracy may depend on raising the level of scientific literacy, not only among the population of voters, but among the candidates.