Looks Like I’ll Have To Return to Missouri Next Year…

If you needed any encouragement to attend Skepticon 8 next year, this video ought to do the trick!



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Atheist Billboard and Tree of Knowledge To Go Up in Las Vegas

The newly-formed Las Vegas Coalition of Reason will soon put up a billboard (“Godless? So are we!”) to announce its formation. It already erected a Tree of Knowledge (with book-cover ornaments):



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Atheists Sue Franklin County (Indiana) Over Nativity Scene on Courthouse Grounds

Last week, I mention that there was a Nativity Scene in Brookville, Indiana that has been up for over 50 years, despite warning letters (over the course of several years) from the Freedom From Religion Foundation to take it down.

Here are the only details that matter: The display is owned by the Town of Brookville and sits on the grounds of the Franklin County Courthouse.



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Now Who’s Waging War on Christmas? To the Dismay of Other Christians, Pastor Claims that Santa = Satan

Pastor Edward Carothers seems like a barrel of laughs. He’s the man behind a church sign outside the Born Again Independent Baptist Church in Harlem, Georgia, that’s been raising eyebrows. It reads:

SANTA IS SATAN

Also:

SANTA GREAT IMPOSTER

So what’s Carothers’ beef with the big-bellied gift-giver from the North Pole?



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Arizona School Board Decides Against Redacting Honors Biology Textbook Page Mentioning Birth Control

Last month, the board members of the Gilbert Public Schools in Arizona voted 3-2 in favor of removing a page from an honors biology textbook because it contained information about birth control and abortion.

Mind you, it also said “Complete abstinence (avoiding intercourse) is the only totally effective method of birth control,” but the textbook upset conservatives because it suggested there were non-abstinence options when it came to birth control.

After the district became the subject of mockery — Rachel Maddow‘s team even bought the domain ArizonaHonorsBiology.com so that everyone could read the controversial page from the textbook — Superintendent Christina Kishimoto urged the board to reconsider their decision.

It worked. Yesterday, the board agreed not to change the books:

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