Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has declared today a “Day of Prayer Over Students Across Tennessee,” which may literally be the least helpful way to help students across the state.
A couple of days ago, Kimberly Winston at Religion News Service wrote a story about whether Richard Dawkins was an asset or liability for the atheist “movement.”
The story sure makes it seem like Dawkins is a liability, with the majority of quotations coming from people who think he does a lot of damage to our cause. I’m mentioned in the piece and even I come off as critical of him:
Alabama Atheist Opposes “In God We Trust” Plaque in Mobile County Building and Receives Death Threats on Facebook
This week, several non-Christians spoke up in front of the Mobile County Commission (in Alabama) to request they put up displays reading things like “In Reason We Trust.” It was in response to a recent vote to put “In God We Trust” on a plaque in the city’s Administration Building. Despite the pushback, the Commission denied those requests, saying only the Christian phrase would go up.
Amanda Scott, a member of the Mobile Atheist Community, was one of the people who fought against the Christian privilege:
Amanda wasn’t the only person who opposed the “In God We Trust” display, but it seemed like she was the most prominent, leading WKRG News to ask Facebook readers a question directly about her: