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In Settlement, Texas Atheist Agrees His Anti-Cross Lawsuit Was “Vexatious and Without Merit”

A few years ago, I had a brief obsession with Patrick Greene. He's an atheist from Texas who alienated many in our own community, got help from Christians when he needed eye surgery, ignored the help given to him by atheists, told the Christian media that he had converted to Christianity, and then deconverted back. Show More Summary

Principal Charged in Cheating Scandal Said Kids’ Scores Improved Because She Prayed For Them

A couple of years ago, in Mississippi's Clarksdale Municipal School District, teachers noticed that their students, whose standardized test scores were through the roof, weren't performing that way in the classroom. A principal has now been charged in the cheating scandal, but not before she told state officials that the kids' scores improved because she prayed for them.

Christian Extremist: Women Who Have Abortions Should Be Shot By a Firing Squad

The last time we saw Christian extremist and one-man hate group Theodore Shoebat, he was saying that women who have abortions were "sluts" who deserved the death penalty.In his latest video, he's even more explicit about how women and their doctors should die.He wants them all to be put in front of a firing squad:

KKK Distributes Anti-Transgender Fliers in Alabama: “Use a Tree Out In the Back Yard”

According to WTVY in Dothan, Alabama, this anti-transgender flier, allegedly from a KKK-affiliated group, was being distributed in a local neighborhood:

These Colorado Pot Smokers Just Made Us an Offer We Can’t Refuse

Legalizing marijuana will have one wonderful side effect that goes way beyond getting blissfully baked. All is revealed in this Stevedore Comedy video, at 1:26:

Tennessee Activist’s Documentary Will Draw a Line Directly from Church Sermons to Anti-LGBT Laws

Nashville filmmaker and activist Jennifer Sheridan has stepped up to both challenge and document the ongoing struggle by many Tennesseans to see the state progress on LGBT issues, despite the Bible-wielding lawmakers who'd prefer the...Show More Summary

Virginia Pastor Who Works With Children Is Under Arrest For Possession of Child Porn

Virginia minister Christopher Alan Hogge is the director of social services for the city of Franklin, and the pastor at Battery Park Baptist Church in Smithfield. He works with children in both jobs, which is why this is doubly disturbing:48-year-old Christopher Alan Hogge was arrested Monday on eight counts of distribution of child pornography. Show More Summary

The Torquemada of Sex, Ken Starr, May Get Fired From Baylor Over Sex-Assaults Response

A president getting hounded in a sex scandal? Now it's Ken Starr's turn.Six years ago, the author of the "overly aggressive" Starr Report that lead to impeachment proceedings against Bill Clinton, was appointed president of Baylor University in Waco, Texas. Show More Summary

British Doctor Joins ISIS, Would Like to Keep Some Victims Alive Just To Torture Them Longer

In 2014, a British doctor of Palestinian descent who specializes in endocrinology, and who worked for the U.K.'s National Health Service, traveled to Syria to join ISIS. BBC News just published a profile of the man, Issam Abuanza.Abuanza...Show More Summary

Catholic School Issues Dance Rules: No Cleavage, Heels Stay On, and Only “Serious” Dates Allowed

St Dominic's Catholic College, an all-girls' school in New Zealand, has some weird rules about what the ladies can and cannot wear to the upcoming seniors ball:

With Any Luck, There’ll Be a Blog Just Like This One, But With “Nutty Stories” About Atheists

Commenter Jerry Lynch, a reformed conservative Catholic who nonetheless still walks with Jesus, has trouble with Friendly Atheist, he told me yesterday. He's been coming here for a week and a half and he's puzzled. Disappointed, eve...

Ohio School Ends Tradition of Singing “The Lord’s Prayer” at Graduation, But Students Do It Anyway

Last week, I posted about how administrators at East Liverpool High School in Ohio put a stop to the traditional singing of the Lord's Prayer during the graduation ceremony because even they understood this was an unconstitutional promotion of Christianity. Show More Summary

For Arbitrary Reason, Scottsdale (AZ) City Officials Kick Satanists Off Invocation Speakers List

In Scottsdale, Arizona, members of The Satanic Temple were slated to give the opening invocation for the city council on April 5. When a logistical issue forced the Satanists to request an alternate date, they chose July 6.But now that may not be happening either. I guess city officials finally realized that Satanists were taking advantage of the open platform.

“I’m An Atheist & I Vote” Signs Are Now on Buses and Bike Kiosks All Over Washington, D.C.

A new advertising campaign in Washington, D.C. by the Freedom From Religion Foundation features young people (some of whom work for FFRF) saying, "I'm an Atheist & I Vote." Some of them also promote "atheist pride" clothing.The ads will appear on buses, bus stops, and bike kiosks over the next two weeks, leading up to the Reason Rally.

Woman Who Called Obama a Gay Prostitute Loses Primary Race for Texas Board of Education

Last night, Mary Lou Bruner, the right-wing loon who once said President Obama worked as a gay prostitute to pay for his drugs, lost her primary in the race for the Texas State Board of Education. Bruner also believes slavery wasn'tShow More Summary

A Summary of How the Universe Works (Sort Of) in Four Minutes

Here's a helpful four-minute explanation of how the universe works. And by helpful, I mean it includes references to Miley Cyrus, Donald Trump, and a "ménage à star."

Pascal’s Wager, Indiana Jones, and Religious Pragmatism

In this short video featuring Hank Green, we learn about Pascal's Wager. Somehow, that includes a discussion about Indiana Jones. (It makes sense, I swear.)

What Do You Do If You’re a Girl and God Wants to Put His Baby in You?

Graphic artist Fran Krause gets people to share their deep dark fears, then turns their stories into poignant four-panel comics. Like this one, about a childlike but achingly logical reaction to the tale of God impregnating the Holy Virgin.

Televangelist Jim Bakker: Buy My Giant Buckets of Mexican Food Because “Things Are Coming”

If you've been thinking, I'd love to buy some of televangelist Jim Bakker's Giant Buckets O'Food, but I just wish they'd have new Mexican flavors, then you're in luck!(Also, you need help.)

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