It's not weird that Christians would protest in defense of Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore. He faces an ethics trial for telling lower court judges they didn't have to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, and conservative Christians think that's unjust.What is appalling, though, is just how openly bigoted some of them are.
In case any of you are interested in selling your soul to the highest bidder, I got you covered. The website LegalTemplates.net is exactly what you'd expect. It helps you create contracts of all kinds. And just in case you want to test it out, they have a document that should help settle things between you and Satan.
Nearly three years after New Jersey resident Shannon Morgan had her vanity plate "8THEIST" rejected by the state's Motor Vehicle Commission for being "objectionable," her lawsuit has resulted in a settlement that overwhelmingly favors church/state separation -- including the MVC paying $75,000 in legal fees.
A lawsuit filed this week by an atheist firefighter against the city of Bowling Green (Kentucky) has some damning claims about what he witnessed in the department.
Local officials are usually quick to promote "In God We Trust" resolutions, but in Kane County, Illinois, one speaker at a recent meeting told the board members that she opposed the resolution because it was a waste of everyone's time. (She was a Christian, too!)
August Brunsman, one of the founders of the Secular Student Alliance, announced that he will be stepping down from his role as Executive Director to pursue new interests.I can say with certainty I wouldn't be doing any of the atheism-related things I do now if he hadn't encouraged me from the very beginning. Show More Summary
At a meeting with evangelical pastors in Orlando yesterday, Donald Trump told the crowd that he needed everyone to pray for him. Because if they could get him elected, he can do great things, and that will allow him to get into Heaven. But that's not what evangelicals believe.
It's easy to laugh at all the idiotic things Donald Trump and his allies say on the campaign trail... until you realize some people actually believe the nonsense. Just look at this headline from Charisma News:
The jobs haven't disappeared, they've just been taken by robots.
The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly was considering eliminating invocations from meetings altogether... but they ultimately decided to allow anyone who wanted to give one to do so. And you know what that means: Say hello to the Satanists!Earlier this week, Iris Fontana of The Satanic Temple led an invocation that had people reeling...
In the video below, Laci Green dives into the disturbing connection between circumcision and the growing anti-masturbation movement of the 1800s:
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A couple of weeks ago, the city of Roselle Park (New Jersey) put up a display just outside the public library featuring a soldier kneeling in front of a Christian cross. The American Humanist Association’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center says that's an illegal promotion of religion and they're asking the Mayor to reconsider the display before it becomes the focus of a lawsuit.
It seems that quite a few people disagree quite strongly with my suggestion that atheism is not a conscious choice one makes. Perhaps I'm wrong about that. In any event, it occurs to me that I do not particularly want to be an atheist. Show More Summary
In an open letter to President Obama, 15 doctors who are volunteering in Aleppo (Syria) are asking for serious support from the U.S. government. They specifically reject calls for more prayer, urging Obama to assist with action inst...
The Bradley County Sheriff's Office in Cleveland, Tennessee promoted Christianity on the Department's Facebook page. They deleted comments critical of that decision. And the Sheriff even said he didn't think atheists could ever be police...Show More Summary
Several conservative websites are running a story about how Marine Lance Corporal Monifa Sterling was punished for exercising her Christian faith. However, a closer look at the story shows that her disobedience, not her religion, was the reason she was given a bad-conduct discharge.
Christian pseudo-historian David Barton, who tells lies for a living, told callers during a teleforum hosted by My Faith Votes (a get-out-the-vote ministry) that they will have to answer to God if they don't vote for Donald Trump.
The folks at Homeschoolers Anonymous recently got their hands on some old workbook pages used at the Institute of Basic Life Principles. That would be the Christian ministry founded by Bill Gothard, a man who resigned as President there...Show More Summary
This excellent animated video shows you the power of genetic engineering (and CRISPR):