The leader of the American Humanist Association has a request for new members of Congress: Don't join the Congressional Prayer Caucus because it “discriminates against non-religious Americans.” In a letter to incoming legislators, released shortly after the November 6 elections, the group's director, Roy Speckhardt, complained that some of the over 100 members of the Caucus, founded in 2005 by Congressman Randy Forbes (R-N.C.), “have repeatedly introduced and supported legislation that we feel is unconstitutional and often favors religious institutions and individuals over non-religious institutions and individuals.”

VIDEO - In this video, The New American talks about the importance of the true and eternal capital "M" Myths, noting that "man, whether he recognizes it or not, is a mythic animal. And when we remove the eternal sense of Myth, we always and in every instance replace it with the small 'm' myths — political myths ... and ideological myths." That's what the war on Christmas is all about — effacing the real meaning of Christmas with small 'm' myths. Yet in the miracle of Christmas, Pesta also finds hope.

Officials in a North Carolina school district are being called to task after they forced a first grader to remove references to God from a poem she had written to honor her grandfather, a Vietnam war veteran.

In a ray of hope for traditional marriage, a federal judge has upheld a state constitutional amendment in Nevada that defines marriage as only between a man and a woman. The pro-family victory comes just as the U.S. Supreme Court is considering whether or not to decide the fate of two landmark marriage laws — the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California's Proposition 8, both of which have been ruled unconstitutional by federal appeals courts.

A pair of aging lesbians, one of them a West Point graduate and homosexual activist, were “married” December 1 at the military academy's Protestant Cadet Chapel, the first homosexual couple allowed to hold such a ceremony in the sacred and historic building.

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