User Profile: Tom Rath

Tom Rath

Member Since: April 03, 2013


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  • June 27, 2014 at 12:36pm

    So, she’s better-looking than Ken Ham….but just as psychotic. Yawn.

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  • [1] June 14, 2014 at 4:25pm

    If you go to work for a company and decide you don’t want to adhere to the closely-held religious beliefs of your employer, you can leave. After all, it’s their business….and as we keep hearing, people are allowed to live out their faith via their business.

  • [-12] June 13, 2014 at 12:53pm

    I trust that Louie adequately grilled the mothers to make sure they were “Christian” enough for him.

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  • [1] June 8, 2014 at 11:48am


  • [1] May 30, 2014 at 1:43pm

    Sounds like an anti-Constitution dominionist.

  • [1] May 29, 2014 at 11:58am

    The issue has been resolved.

    The school and/or district say they were unaware this was going on and that they KNOW that requiring any student to stand for or recite the Pledge is ILLEGAL.

    Done and done.

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  • May 29, 2014 at 11:53am

    Those words weren’t even IN the pledge in 1943. DA.

  • May 28, 2014 at 5:43pm

    You may want to actually read up on the precedent(s) on this matter. She has the right to remain seated.

  • [2] May 28, 2014 at 5:35pm

    The student can NOT be compelled to do EITHER. The teacher was wrong.

  • [3] May 28, 2014 at 5:31pm

    I had a Jehovah’s Witness as a classmate over 40 years ago. He neither recited the Pledge NOR stood.

  • [3] May 28, 2014 at 5:29pm

    Nobody can be compelled to stand OR recite The Pledge. In fact, Jehovah Witnesses CAN’T recite it.

  • [8] May 24, 2014 at 1:47pm

    Judge Jones made these comments during a 2006 talk following his ruling in Kitzmiller v Dover in 2005:

    “If you look at public polls in the United States, at any given time a significant percentage of Americans believe that it is acceptable to teach creationism in public high schools. And that gives rise to an assumption on the part of the public that judges should ‘get with the program’ and make decisions according to the popular will.

    There’s a problem with that….The framers of the Constitution, in their almost infinite wisdom, designed the legislative and executive branches under Articles I and II to be directly responsive to the public will. They designed the judiciary, under Article III, to be responsive not to the public will–in effect to be a bulwark against public will at any given time–but to be responsible to the Constitution and the laws of the United States.

    That distinction, just like the role of precedent, tends to be lost in the analysis of judges’ decisions, including my decision.”

  • [13] May 24, 2014 at 1:44pm

    That “snarky little left wing judge” ran for the PA State House as a Republican, was endorsed for US Disctrict Court by Rick Santorum and appointed by President George W. Bush.

  • May 22, 2014 at 9:26pm

    Maybe his radio show will move to early Sunday mornings….where it belongs.

  • April 16, 2014 at 10:44am

    Young Earth Creationists are about a foot-dragging ½-step away from Flat Earthers. Sorry, but that’s just the way it is.

  • April 10, 2014 at 9:06am


  • April 10, 2014 at 8:53am

    If you look at the trends in religiosity/spirituality on a worldwide basis, you see what is actually quite obvious and expected from an anthropological/sociological standpoint: advanced cultures are become less religious. The cultures/areas where religion still sees growth are mainly third world and primitive cultures. In first world societies, those who are still “religious” are primarily those “born into” the religion of their parents or predominant geographical influence. More are leaving religion than “coming into” it later in life.

    This makes complete and logical sense, as civilizations/cultures finally “outgrow” the ancient and archaic need for the influence of superstitions and the supernatural.

  • April 10, 2014 at 8:41am

    There has never been any religion….”mainstream” or other…..that didn’t begin as what could be considered a “cult”.

    The only real differences between a “cult” and a “religion”: (1) longevity, and (2) “sales” volume

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  • April 7, 2014 at 10:30pm

    Sounds like another Desjarlais. “Hey! I’m absolutely pro-life!…..except when my mistress gets pregnant!”

    Has McAllister blamed the weakening of his “traditional marriage” on same-sex marriage yet?

    Seems like he’s known the aide’s hubby since high school, then they worked together for years. Hey, maybe they’re all swingers but have decided painting this video scandal as just a “fling” would be less-damaging? :>)

  • March 22, 2014 at 9:04am

    Yet another savant that doesn’t understand the process of judicial review and its vital role under our Constitution. *sigh*

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