There’s Now Footage of the “Catholic Warrior” Walking Off With The Satanic Temple’s Display in the Florida Capitol

The other day, we learned that The Satanic Temple’s display in the Florida State Capitol Building had been vandalized.

We now know it was Susan Hemeryck, a 54-year-old Tea Party activist who wore a shirt with the phrase “Catholic Warrior” on it.

[Hemeryck] had only one regret about Tuesday’s incident.

‘I just yanked that little devil off the fishing line,’ she said. ‘I should have just done a better job and finished it off for good.’

Security camera footage of Hemeryck destroying the display is available online:

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Franklin County (Indiana) Officials Will Take Down Courthouse Nativity Scene Sooner Than Expected

A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned that there was a Nativity Scene in Brookville, Indiana that had 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.

But what you need to know is that the display is owned by the Town of Brookville and sits on the grounds of the Franklin County Courthouse.

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If Christmas Cheer Isn’t Your Thing, You’ll Love This Song

During last week’s Christmas Compendium of Reason in London, Monty Python’s Eric Idle gave a stirring rendition of his classic song “Fuck Christmas” (completely NSFW language… which is kind of the point):

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When an Engagement Ring Goes Missing, an Atheist Comes to the Rescue

Last week, Hayley Plack realized her 1.1-carat engagement ring was no longer on her finger and (as you can imagine) began freaking out. Her fiancé, Andrew Frank, didn’t have any leads. So they began retracing her steps:

Desperate, he and Plack searched their trash, picking through wet coffee filters and rotten lettuce. They re-rode her bus route and got a number for the people who clean the vehicles. At the metro station, they found the manager.

As riders walked past, Plack broke down.

“I’ll pray for you. Keep your faith in God,” the manager told them. “Let’s hope a godly person finds it.”

A godly person didn’t find it.

But it turns out an atheist did:

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Atheist Banner in Front of Georgia Courthouse Gets Torn Down

Yesterday, I posted about the Nativity scene in front of the Bulloch County Courthouse in Statesboro, Georgia. The Freedom From Religion Foundation had successfully put up a non-religious banner next to it a few days ago:

It didn’t take long for that banner to be torn down:

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