Atheist offers “invocation” at town council meeting in Alabama

Details:  Here’s what happens when an atheist offered Alabama’s first non-theist invocation to open a public meeting: 90 seconds of thoughtful statements that began with “Dearly Beloved” and ended with “Let it be so,” and no reaction from a packed City Council chamber. As the invocation ended, everyone swung automatically to face the flag to [Read More...]

Alabama churches unite to halt immigration law

In a rare move, three bishops from three different faiths have taken legal action to fight a new law that they believe will criminalize part of their ministry. Details from the New York Times: On a sofa in the hallway of his office here [in Cullman, Alabama], Mitchell Williams, the pastor of First United Methodist [Read More...]

Alabama's governor: only Christians are his "brothers and sisters"

I have two words for this: good grief. From FoxNews: Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley has only been in office three days, but he’s already facing criticism for remarks he made the day of his inauguration. Bentley, a Republican, told a crowd at Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church on Monday that if they haven’t accepted Jesus [Read More...]


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