George Washington v. The Military Religious Freedom Foundation

The Department of Defense is removing Bibles from its exchange stores at the request of an atheist group. The group objects to the fact that these Bibles are military editions, and it fears that some soldier might accidentally jump to the conclusion that the Bible is the official religious text of the U.S. military. So, […]

Voluntary Prayers Violate Federal Policy?

An Indiana food pantry has been found in violation of federal guidelines because its workers sometimes prayed with the people who came to it for assistance. As described by this USA Today piece, these prayers were voluntary! Should federal guidelines shut down even such voluntary expressions of religion? My bet is that George Washington […]

America’s First Thanksgiving, as Declared by George Washington

[New York, 3 October 1789] By the President of the United States of America, a Proclamation. Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor– and whereas both Houses of Congress […]