Monthly Archives: December 2012

Judge John Hodgman Rules on the Separation of Church and Mate

In “Away With the Manger,” last week’s episode of the excellent “Judge John Hodgman” podcast, the case before the court of fake law dealt with a family divided over whether or not to display a nativity scene for Christmas.¬† Marisa identifies herself as a “spiritual” person who was raised Catholic, and her husband Jay is […]

No Solemnity Without Religion; or, Why Can’t Atheists Perform Weddings?

The Center for Inquiry recently lost a case in a federal court in Indiana, in which it challenged a state law limiting the performance of weddings to religious celebrants only. ¬†According to the law, The only people who can be authorized by Indiana to perform weddings are particular government officials and representatives of religions, typically […]