A Powerful Video on the Victims of Blasphemy Laws

What’s it like to be accused of blasphemy in an Islamic country?

Just watch this video if you have the guts to sit through it all:

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I’m a Pisces So This Doesn’t Apply to Me

See in The Onion horoscopes:

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Raleigh Police Stop Local Humanists From Distributing Food to Homeless

For years now, several groups around Raleigh, North Carolina have been giving food and clothing to the homeless in Moore Square. The media has been lumping them all together as “church groups” but one of them is a Humanist service group called Human Beans Together, who have been distributing goods there since January of 2012.

A few weeks ago, the Raleigh Police Department told them they couldn’t hand out food in public space, so they all moved to the nearby Salvation Army’s parking lot… until the city took that space over, too.

This past weekend, all that goodwill came to a sudden halt when the police shut them down:

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That’s One Way to Escape from Oral Roberts University…

Last week, at a back-to-school rally at Oral Roberts University, a bald eagle made an appearance. A very brief appearance.

University officials hired World Bird Sanctuary, in Valley Park, Mo., [to] bring in a real bald eagle to raise the student’s excitement.

The eagle, named Lewis, was supposed to fly from the top of the chapel down to its trainer on stage, but got disoriented…

And this is what happened, amid chants of “U.S.A.”

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A. Philip Randolph, the Organizer of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, Was an Atheist

The American Humanist Association has, on its website, a nice remembrance of A. Philip Randolph, the union organizer who was central to organizing the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom that we’re celebrating the 50th anniversary of today.

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