Foundation Beyond Belief just released the results from the Third Quarter of 2013. Check out the donations — $65,470 in total given by atheists — to the following organizations:
If you were to drive through Middleboro, Massachusetts, you would see this unusual structure on a median on Route 28:
The 12-foot by 7-foot Christian cross has been there for more than 50 years, and sits on public property, half of which is owned by the city, half of which is owned by the state, and all of which is illegal.
The proposed solution to this problem was that the state would sell its half of the property to Middleboro, and Middleboro would then sell all of the property to the local (private) Kiwanas Club. Which is a very roundabout way to keep promoting Christianity through the government.
Suggestion to Replace Prayer with Moment of Silence Draws Boos at Franklin County School Board Meeting
The Franklin County School Board in Tennessee had a very important discussion this week at their monthly work session: Should the Parent-Teacher Organization pray at meetings?
The school board’s attorney suggested that a moment of silence would be okay, but a prayer crossed the line — Since the PTO was a school-sponsored group, it was violating the law.
It’s not surprising that a liberal like myself would find fault with something Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said. But after a recent interview in which Scalia described his belief in the Devil, some people are saying he deserves to catch a break from the resulting mockery and contempt.
I’m not ready to let up just yet. In fact, saying you believe in the devil should be an embarrassing revelation.
Scalia’s unlikely defenders don’t seem to understand why anyone could be so stunned by his comments. It’s not that we were surprised that a devout Catholic would say he believes in the Devil or even that he said as much in a “bold” fashion. (I mean, is Scalia ever not bold about something?)
It’s the fact that a grown man, in a position of serious power, would believe in something that’s utter nonsense.
It’s bad enough when Christian Science practitioners or Jehovah’s Witnesses allow their children to die because their religious beliefs forbid them from seeking out the proper medical care.
It’s far worse when you think God wants you to sacrifice your children to her… and you comply without question: