Well, They’re the Ones Calling it Good Friday…

The Dallas/Fort Worth Coalition of Reason would like to wish everyone a Good Friday:

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Pennsylvania Rep. Tim Krieger Doesn’t Care if Atheists Get Harassed by Christians

Back in December, I posted about a Ten Commandments monument that sits outside Valley High School in New Kensington, Pennsylvania (near Pittsburgh):

Three plaintiffs (including two students) filed a lawsuit against that monument with the help of the Freedom From Religion Foundation. They wanted to remove that obvious promotion of Christianity from the school. Initially, though, there was a stumbling block: In order to proceed with the case, the students were not allowed to hide behind pseudonyms. They had to let everyone know who they were.

In other words, instead of proceeding with the case on the basis of merit and defending the Constitution, they had to expose themselves to harassment from their classmates and community. As we saw in Jessica Ahlquist‘s case, people are not very kind to perceived threats against their religious privilege.

There were already threats coming to the third plaintiff (a parent in the district), so a judge agreed the students could use aliases. And all was well and good.

But now, a state representative is disregarding all of that. He wants young atheists to deal with the consequences if they fight back against monuments dedicated to his faith. He has written a bill — House Bill 922 — that would no longer allow those students to remain anonymous:

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The Truth Behind Homeopathy

Turns out it’s all a scam.

Who knew.

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Robert Ingersoll: Sounds Like Humanism

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Tim Minchin Performs ‘Thank You God’

Tim Minchin doesn’t post videos of all of his songs so that live audiences can see new material, but he just posted a version of his song “Thank You God” as an Easter present to his fans :)

Enjoy! (Warning: NSFW lyrics)

And in case you’d like the lyrics

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