During a Forum for This Florida County School Board, Candidates Were Grilled on Their Religious Beliefs

There’s an election coming up for seats on the School Board of Highlands County (in Florida) and the five candidates for District 5 all answered questions Wednesday night… at the Avon Park Lakes Baptist Church.

Okay, maybe that’s just a central location. Not the end of the world. The forum was sponsored by the church, after all.

So what did they ask the candidates during this forum?

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Chico City Council Won’t Respond to Atheist Group’s Request to Deliver Invocation

Before the Greece v Galloway Supreme Court ruling earlier this year, the Atheists of Butte County (in California) sent a letter to the Chico City Council urging them to put a stop to their invocation prayers.

In light of the ruling, they revised their suggestion: Okay, keep the invocations, but we want to start making them, too. And that should be a perfectly legal move. The City Council isn’t legally allowed to deny them that opportunity!

So instead, the council’s just ignoring them.

Here’s the atheist group’s leader George Gold:



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Politician Who Called Jessica Ahlquist an “Evil Little Thing” Embroiled in Contract Scandal in Rhode Island

In January of 2012, just days after Jessica Ahlquist won her lawsuit to take down a religious mural from Cranston High School West, Rhode Island State Rep. Peter Palumbo went on the John DePetro radio show and famously called her an “evil little thing,” quickly adding that even if she wasn’t evil, she was being “coerced” into fighting her lawsuit by evil people.



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One of Mississippi’s Only Abortion Providers is This Brave Christian Doctor

There’s an incredible story at Esquire about Dr. Willie Parker, one of the only abortion providers in Mississippi. He’s a Christian who provides the service, in part, because he believes the best way to “raise women out of poverty is to give them control of their reproductive decisions.”

Just listen in on the speech he makes to women who visit the Jackson Women’s Health Organization:



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Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Critic of Islam, Will Headline American Atheists’ 2015 Convention

Fresh off her honorary degree rejection from Brandeis University, critic of Islam and author of Infidel Ayaan Hirsi Ali will be the keynote speaker at American Atheists’ 2015 convention, the group officially announced yesterday:



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