Seventh Grader Told by Ignorant Principal That He Must Stand Up for the Pledge of Allegiance

It’s never good when a 12-year-old knows more about the law than his principal.

Eros Leon, a seventh-grader at the Cobalt Institute of Math and Science in California, decided to stop saying the Pledge of Allegiance recently because, among other things, “he does not think we are indivisible and fair” as a country.

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Why I’m a Fan of the Chicago Cubs

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses why I’m a Cubs fan. Which I promise is relevant to this site.

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Pastor Who Once Prayed for Congressman’s Death is Now Running for President

In 2010, Rep. John Murtha (D-PA) died. Murtha had been a staunch opponent of the War in Iraq and frequently butted heads with the Religious Right. In response to his death, one of the more disturbing responses came from Pastor Wiley Drake of First Southern Baptist Church in California (below), who sent out an email saying the congressman’s death may have had something to do with his prayers:

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Kansas School Angers Christians After Swapping Chapel Pews with Chairs to Create Space for Muslims

More than 50 years ago, when a family donated money to create the Harvey D. Grace Memorial chapel at Wichita State University in Kansas, they said they wanted the space open to people of all faiths. That’s why, earlier this year, the school decided to remove the pews from the building. When Christians wanted to worship, they could break out the folding chairs. And when Muslims wanted to pray, they would have plenty of space available to them as well. It was a win-win for everyone.

But alum Jean Ann Cusick decided this was Christian Persecution.

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“In God We Trust” is Now Displayed on Ambulances in Texas

It was bad enough when the police departments and sheriffs’ offices did it. Now, in Lamesa, Texas, medical professionals are inadvertently throwing up their hands in surrender and telling patients to put their faith in God’s hands.

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