FFRF Targets Clemson Coach for Free Exercise “Violations”

It’s getting ridiculous. Atheists want to be able to force their lack of belief, and/or their antagonism toward God/Jesus on the rest of the world but they don’t want Christians to have the freedom to do the same. And most Christians don’t try to force their belief on anyone; they offer to share Jesus’s gift of salvation to anyone who wants to hear. God gives the choice to accept or reject Him to everyone.


Clemson was once again in the news this week, but this time it’s not about winning or losing a national football championship.  Instead, it’s about one man and the way he chooses to exercise his First Amendment right to freedom of speech and freedom of religion.

Even though the document clearly states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…”, that hasn’t stopped the FFRF (Freedom From Religion Foundation) from attempting to use the courts to stifle free religious expression.

Recently, they lost a battle to remove a WWII statue of Jesus in Montana, lost an attempt to remove “In God We Trust” from our nation’s currency, and had their request to remove the Star of David from a proposed Holocaust memorial in Ohio denied.

But these losses haven’t kept them from trying again…and again…and again.  It seems the FFRF won’t be…

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9 Tips to Give a Great Podcast Interview

I hope someday to be able to do a podcast. Now is not the right time. But I want to keep this information available, and want to share with other writers, so I’m re-blogging.

The Long and Short Stories of Life

podcast photoPerforming on radio and podcasts like a professional requires preparation and practice. Before you arrive at or call in to the radio station or the podcast show, be sure you’ve gotten everything together. Don’t listen to yourself later and wish you could do it over.

There will be many things you’ll forget to say and even more you’ll wish you had emphasized, but if you follow some simple tips, you’ll reduce those ‘woulda, coulda, shoulda’s’ to a minimum.

1. Get the time right

Radio shows and podcasts can take place anywhere in the world. Make sure you know what time it will be at the host’s location. As I write this, it’s 11:00 a.m. in Chicago and 5:00 p.m. in London.

2. Listen to a previous show to get an idea of your host’s style.

Is the host challenging? Is he a talker or a facilitator? Has he read the…

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100 General Creative Writing Prompts (Fiction Ideas Vol. 1) FREE 20th to 23rd January…

Thanks so much for sharing this. Re-blogging. Other writers need these too.

Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog

Hello, Chris.

I have just published the first in a series of 10 nonfiction booklets.

It will be FREE Wednesday, Jan. 20 to Saturday, Jan. 23, then the regular price will be $0.99 USD.

Thank you very much for the opportunity.

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Kate100 General Creative Writing Prompts (Fiction Ideas Vol. 1)

Genre: Nonfiction (subject: creative writing/creativity)


Are you struggling with writer’s block? This booklet contains 100 writing prompts to help you take back control of your creativity. 

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