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… even though we all know they’re doing it to advance their religion.

But what the Houston County Sheriff’s Office in Dothan, Alabama is doing is unequivocally wrong:



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Ultra-Orthodox Jew Stabs Six People at Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade

As you may have heard by now, an ultra-Orthodox Jew went on a stabbing rampage yesterday during a gay pride parade in Jerusalem, injuring six people (two seriously). His ultra-Orthodox community is one that is known for its “hostility towards homosexuals.”



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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:



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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!).

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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 Richard Friesen was banned from working at the food bank because he dared to question the group’s requirement that he “respect BAF’s stand on marriage between one man and one woman”:



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