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A CA Elected Official’s Slight Change to the Pledge of Allegiance is Driving Some People Crazy

The Pledge has changed more than once over the years and there's no reason it can't change again. At least this supervisor's change makes it more accurate.

Christian Activist: Liberals Have Ruined Society Because People Think My Lady Friends and I Are Gay

Sorry, gay people. This Christian activist wants to go back to a time when you couldn't visit your partner in the hospital because someone might accidentally inconvenience her mind for all of half a second.

Wilmington City Council (DE) Will Adopt “Universal Prayer” At Meetings, Still Excluding Atheists

What is wrong with the elected officials in Wilmington, Delaware? Instead of going with a moment of silence at meetings, they're coming up with different ways to appease their gods and invite a First Amendment lawsuit.

Watch This Lawyer Fall Apart When Asked About Religious Discrimination Against Interracial Couples

Evangelical Christians love to say their faith gives them license to discriminate against LGBT people. But does that logic apply to interracial couples? Rep. Steve Cohen asked that question during a House Judiciary Committee hearing yesterday, only to have the respondent trip over herself repeatedly while attempting to answer it.

Conservatives Are Wrongly Condemning an Atheist Teacher Who Feels Harassed by Christian Students

In Florida, one atheist teacher's message on a private Facebook page somehow went public, and conservatives are now picking on her as if she's the Antichrist.

Can You Convince Robert De Niro That Vaccines Are Safe? There’s $100,000 In It For You

Are you a scientist? Would you like to make some money? Well! It's your lucky day, because Robert De Niro and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. are offering a cash prize to any scientist who can prove to them that vaccines are safe.

An Atheist Mother in Texas Wants Religious Displays Removed from Her Daughter’s Classroom

A Texas mother has asked for the American Humanist Association's help after her daughter's teacher refuses to remove religious signs and icons from her classroom.

Christian Hate-Pastor Steven Anderson: “The Bible Makes You Smart. College Makes You Dumb”

It's been a while since we checked in on Christian Hate-Pastor Steven Anderson, hasn't it? No worries. He hasn't missed a beat.

The Creation Museum’s New “I Wonder” Ad Campaign Doesn’t Make a Damn Bit of Sense

Ken Ham has announced a new advertising campaign for the Creation Museum, with commercials airing this week on a number of basic cable networks. Just one problem: The ads don't promote the Creation Museum.

Appeals Court Says Michigan County’s Christian-Only Prayers Are Unconstitutional

The judges said the policy was illegal because the county ensured "that only Christians will hear prayers that speak to their religious beliefs at Board of Commissioners meetings."

Pat Robertson: Democrats Fighting Donald Trump’s Agenda Are Revolting Against God’s Plan

Also thwarting God's Plan? Donald Trump and the incompetent people he appoints to important positions.

Australian Group Wants to End Unregulated, Unnecessary Religious Education Classes in NSW Schools

In 2015, the group Fairness In Religions In School (FIRIS) got the government of Victoria (Australia) to stop "special religious instruction" during class time that was really nothing more than Christian indoctrination.Now they're trying to end religious education altogether in New South Wales.

In Warren (OH), Government Officials Are Promoting Christian Prayer Gathering with Mayor’s Support

The advertisements, which also include a flyer urging citizens to "follow the Biblical admonition" in prayer, are a violation of church/state separation.

A Democratic Senator Has Filed a Resolution Honoring “Darwin Day”

Senate Resolution 59 expresses "support for the designation of February 12, 2017, as 'Darwin Day' and recogniz[es] the importance of science in the betterment of humanity."

Transgender Politician Responds Perfectly to Philippines Sen. Manny Pacquiao’s Bible-Based Bigotry

After Philippines Sen. Manny Pacquiao, the Christian bigot who is also a world-famous boxer, made comments in favor of discrimination on the basis of gender identity, a transgender politician had this perfect response.

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