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Forbes’ Folly: Defeated Congressman Takes Another Potshot At Church-State Wall

Last week we reported that U.S. Rep. Randy Forbes (R-Va.) a longtime ally of the Religious Right, had lost his primary election and thus will not be returning to the Congress.

Forbes has decided to go out with a bang. Over the weekend, he published an opinion piece in a Virginia newspaper attacking the separation of church and state -- again.

Air Farce: Religious Right Allies Complain About Removal Of ‘God’ From Military Motto

It seems there is no limit to the minute, inane issues that get the Religious Right all hot and bothered.

On Feb. 6, 36 members of Congress -- including Congressional Prayer Caucus Co-chair Rep. Randy Forbes (R-Va.) -- sent a letter to Air Force Chief of Staff General Norton Schwartz in protest of the removal of "God" from the Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office (RCO) logo.

Twisted History: Gingrich & Co. Peddle ‘Christian Nation’ Propaganda

Over the weekend, I was given a “history” lesson by Kenneth Blackwell, Newt Gingrich, Randy Forbes and dozens of other Religious Right favorites speaking at the Faith and Freedom Conference and Strategy Briefing here in Washington.

Their version of history certainly wasn’t the one I learned in school. But the nearly 200 “values voters” who traveled to Washington for the event hung on every word and cheered speakers on – an image that would make any real historian cringe.