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Morning Prayers Are a Part of the San Antonio Police Department Daily Routine

Apparently the San Antonio Police Department conducts "morning prayer" after roll call -- and then flaunts it on Facebook:

The Protagonist in This New Graphic Novel is Trying to Evade His Religious Siblings

Eric Adams has written a lengthy graphic novel that might interest readers of this site. It's called Lackluster World and he's raising money for it on Kickstarter:

Nebraska’s New State Patrol Superintendent Has a History of Proselytizing While on the Job

Brad Rice (below), the person tapped to be the next superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol, is going to provide this site with a hell of a lot of material during his tenure. There was already an accusation that Rice once said "women don’t belong in law enforcement," a statement he denies.But there's no denying how he pushes his Christianity while on the job:

It’s a Miracle! Vatican Claims Coagulated “Blood” of St. Gennaro Liquefies After Pope Francis Kisses the Vial

The Catholic network Aleteia is named after the Greek word for truth, so this report must be totally truthful: The blood relic of St. Gennaro [a.k.a. Januarius], patron saint of Naples, [yesterday] miraculously liquefied in the presence...Show More Summary

Former Board Members of We Are Atheism Speak Out

Last week, I posted about several concerns I had regarding the group We Are Atheism. They misled donors about their non-profit status, collected tens of thousands of dollars in the aftermath of tragedies to help victims and then redirected...Show More Summary

35 Years After Saying Gay People Should Die, Bob Jones III Apologizes… While At Event Opposing LGBT Rights

35 years ago, Bob Jones University president Bob Jones III (below) made this statement about LGBT individuals: "It would not be a bad idea to bring the swift justice today that was brought in Israel's day against murder and rape and homosexuality. Show More Summary

Seven Children Perish In Brooklyn House Fire; NYFD Suspects That a Hot Plate, a Sabbath Loophole, Is To Blame

Because I wrote about it at the time, I've always remembered the dozens of fires that broke out during the early months of 2005 fires in Bedford Gardens, Brooklyn, a big apartment complex. That would have to be the work of a serial arsonist,...Show More Summary

Profiles in Social Justice: Meet Lori

By Malene Thyssen, Wikimedia Commons In the first part of our Profiles in Social Justice series, we met Beatrice, a Catholic who devoted her professional life to social justice work with women and children escaping domestic violence and who has continued to make a meaningful difference after retiring. Show More Summary

All Charges Dropped Against Woman Who Vandalized Satanic Display in Florida Capitol

Late last year, we learned that The Satanic Temple's display in the Florida State Capitol Building had been vandalized.It turned out that the vandal was Susan Hemeryck, a 54-year-old Tea Party activist who wore a shirt with the phrase "Catholic Warrior" on it. At the time, she said this about her crime:

A Compilation of Matt Dillahunty’s Best Arguments and Comebacks

Here's a compilation of Matt Dillahunty's best arguments and comebacks. (Likely the first of many such videos.)

This Humanist Group’s Inclusion on the AFA’s Bigotry Map is “Nothing Short of Saintly”

We already know reporters can't seem to find any reason various Humanist/LGBT/AARP groups were included on the American Family Association's "Bigotry Map." The American University Rationalists and Atheists (now known as the AU humanist Community) made the list -- and they're downright giddy about it:

Human Trafficking is the Consequence of a “Godless Agenda,” Says Tony Perkins

Pop quiz: Which of the following is NOT found in Levitical law?A) Prohibition against planting multiple types of crops in the same fieldB) Mandated death for disrespectful childrenC) Mandated death for slavers and those who fund themD)...Show More Summary

California Bill Offering Double Pay on a “Family Holiday” Inadvertently Promotes Christianity

A bill introduced by California State Assembly Member Lorena S. Gonzalez a couple of months ago, called the "Double Pay on the Holiday Act of 2015," just passed through the Labor committee. And it's a roundabout way to promote Christianity.In...Show More Summary

Conrad Black Rails Against the “Shabby, Shallow World of the Militant Atheist”

Conrad Black, hardly a paragon of moral virtue, has plenty to say about "militant atheism" and the National Post gave him an outlet for it:

Children in London School Instructed Not To Watch Solar Eclipse For “Religious and Cultural Reasons”

But what if Ra, Tonatiuh, and Svarog wanted us to watch the solar eclipse? When children disobey ancient sun deities, what is to become of their immortal souls?From the U.K. Telegraph (confirmed via the Independent and ITV):A LondonShow More Summary

God’s Bankers: Gerald Posner’s Financial Exposé of the Catholic Church Produces “An Acute Sensation of Disgust”

A new book by investigative journalist Gerald Posner, a 732-page tome titled God’s Bankers, lays bare "the history of money and power at the Vatican."Writes reviewer Damon Linker in the New York Times:[T]he church from the beginningShow More Summary

Do You Believe the Reviews of Do You Believe?

They’re baaaaaaackkkk... those smarmy Christians and evil atheists have returned to your neighborhood theater! Pure Flix’s Do You Believe? opened yesterday in theaters nationally to the same critics-hate-it/audiences-love-it response that their film God’s Not Dead received last year.

You Got Your Ideology in My Atheism!

My column in the Guardian this week about atheism and social justice got a lot of comments – over 2900 at the time I’m writing this – and most of them were what you’d expect, both for the better and for the worse. But what I’m fascinated by are the people who wanted to argue [Read More...]

CNN Publishes a Lengthy, Positive Profile of an Atheist Family

You know, it's not often you see a positive story about an atheist...But this long feature by CNN's Daniel Burke is just a wonderful look at a family of atheists from North Carolina.

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