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Houston County (AL) Sheriff’s Office Vehicles Now Say “Blessed Are the Peacemakers” and “Matthew 5:9?

We've posted a couple of stories on this site recently about law enforcement officials putting "In God We Trust" stickers on patrol cars. They get away with it because they can just hide behind the "It's our nation's motto" excuse......Show More Summary

Fishes, Pirates, and Evolutionary Stability

In a really neat video, Richard Dawkins explains the concept of evolutionary stability using the example of birds who catch their own fish and the birds who steal the fish from them:

Academic Journal Releases Special Issue Focused on Atheism, Secularity, and Science

Last year, I posted that the journal Science, Religion & Culture would be releasing a special issue focusing on atheism, secularity, and science. That issue is now available online and you can read all the articles for free (yay, open access!).

Canadian Food Bank Bans Volunteer for Questioning Requirement That He Oppose Marriage Equality

If you look up information about Winnipeg Harvest food bank, there's really nothing on the website about it being a faith-based organization. But it's affiliated with the Bethlehem Aboriginal Fellowship Church and potential volunteer...Show More Summary

Boston Seafood Restaurant Promotes “Pescatarianism” by Riffing on the Bible

In a series of television and print ads for the Legal Sea Foods restaurant chain in Boston, the owners promote the religion of Pescatarianism with some biblical references:

Atheists Asks Judge Not to Dismiss Lawsuit Involving Banned (and Completely Inoffensive) Bus Ad

More than three years ago, atheist Justin Vacula and the NEPA Freethought Society attempted to place the following ad on buses in the County of Lackawanna Transit System (COLTS) in Pennsylvania:

Survey Says the U.S. Isn’t a Christian Nation… but I’m Not Sure What They Think We Are

A new survey published by LifeWay Research shows that most Americans don't believe this is a "Christian nation."

The Daily Show Explores (Non-Existent) Discrimination Against Christians in Arkansas

Last night, The Daily Show aired a segment in which Jordan Klepper visited Eureka Springs, Arkansa to look into discrimination... against Christians.For some reason, the pastor he interviewed had a hard time articulating why Christians have it so rough...

A Jury Will Soon Decide if Pro-Lifer’s Threat Against Abortion Provider Was Just Free Speech

The First Amendment doesn't protect death threats -- not even when you're an anti-abortion activist who believes God is on your side. That's the message that the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals sent on Tuesday, when it determined that Angel Dillard must stand trial for a letter in which she implied planning to bomb an abortion provider's car.

Oh, Hell No: Ultra-Orthodox Jew Tells Woman to Move So He Doesn’t Have to Sit By Her on Plane

There's a problem we've posted about before regarding male ultra-Orthodox Jews causing a stir on airplanes because they refuse to sit next to women. They believe you're not allowed to touch any woman who's not your wife... even if it's incidental and not-even-close-to-sexual in nature.

Alabama Governor Appoints Christian Fundamentalist (Who Disavows Public Schools) to State Board of Education

Remember last month, when Texas Governor Greg Abbott appointed a homeschooling Christian mother to head up the State Board of Education?Alabama Governor Robert Bentley, not to be outdone, just appointed someone to his State Board of Education who never attended a public school in his life, only having a fundamentalist Christian "education."

In Settlement, Colorado School District Agrees to Stop Numerous Promotions of Religion

There are plenty of legal ways Christian students can promote their views in public schools. They can start a club. They can gather around the flagpole. They can host voluntary Bible studies. They can talk to their friends about Jesus...Show More Summary

The Boy Scouts Still Don’t Accept Atheists

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses how the Boy Scouts of America still bans atheists.

Even More Disturbing Revelations Emerge from the Jehovah’s Witnesses Child Sexual Abuse Inquiry

Right now, in Australia, there are public hearings taking place regarding allegations of Jehovah's Witness leaders sexually abusing children. I posted about this earlier, but there are even more disturbing allegations coming out.

Lyme Regis Town Council (UK) Adopts Invocation Prayers at Meetings for No Good Reason

The town of Lyme Regis in the southwest part of England just instituted prayers at their Town Council meetings, and local atheists don't know what the hell elected officials are thinking:

Today in Awkward Ad Placement…

I know that right-wing websites, like many websites, don't have complete control over their advertising.I know that even this site often has ironic faith-based ads (you've all sent me the screenshots).But this is still pretty damn hilarious:

Giant Christian Cross at Florida Public Park Has to Come Down, Says Humanist Group

If you visit Bayview Park in Pensacola, Florida, it's hard to miss this government display:

After Preacher’s Pro-LGBT Sermon Goes Viral, Church Does Damage Control So No One Thinks They Support Gay Rights

Last week, I posted a speech by Pastor Dewey Smith about the hypocrisy of those in the Christian church who condemn homosexuality while ignoring their own "sins." I thought it was a pretty refreshing speech, even if Smith made clear that homosexuality was still a sin.

Atheist Lobbying Group Files Motion to Dismiss Ex-Director’s Claims of Defamation and Wrongful Termination

Back in May, Edwina Rogers (below) sued the Secular Coalition for America, her former employer, alleging that SCA leaders wrongfully terminated her and then made defamatory statements about her to the press. They were motivated, the document said, by “petty jealousies and naked ambition.”

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