Friendly Atheist Podcast Episode 26: Steve Wells, Author of the Skeptics Annotated Bible and Strange Flesh
Atheist Groups Are Not Distributing “X-Rated” Pamphlets to Students, No Matter What Breitbart Tells You
I’ve seen a number of articles on conservative websites over the past few days claiming, in the case of Breitbart, “Atheist Group To Distribute Pamphlets in Schools of Cartoon Bible Sexually Assaulting Woman.” It stems from an article on CNSNews.com.
Since those sites won’t bother to do any research, since none of this is news, let me help you out.
The story is old. Really old.
After Alaska City Assembly Creates Controversy with Invocation Policy, They Vote 5-2 Against Government Prayers
Earlier this month, the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly in Alaska decided to approve an ordinance allowing invocation prayers at their meetings (though it still needed to survive a final vote). While that’s happened all over the country, what made this ordinance stand out was that the prayers would be coordinated by the Ketchikan Ministerial Association (a Christian group) and they would be asked to reach out to local clergy, shutting out most non-Christian groups and almost certainly excluding non-religious ones.
Assembly member Glen Thompson (below) said most of those other groups would be welcome. Most.
“I don’t have a problem with having an inclusive denominations, be they Hindu, Islam, Bahai faith, Christian, what have you. I will draw the line on Satanists or atheists.”
After FFRF Calls Him Out, Delaware High School Football Coach Remains on the Sideline During Team’s Postgame Prayer
Earlier this month, in a local newspaper’s article about how student-led prayers after football games were absolutely legal, there was a picture that showed — wait for it — Coach Bill Collick of Cape Henlopen High School either leading or joining his team in prayer (both of which are unconstitutional):
The Freedom From Religion Foundation sent a letter to the the district about the prayer and, as you might imagine, people are very upset that anyone is calling them out on their legal violations, including an opposing coach who also prays with his team:
Man Who Crashed Into Oklahoma’s Ten Commandments Monument Was Diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder and Off His Meds
You may have heard by now that, over the weekend, someone drove a car into the Ten Commandments monument on the Oklahoma Capitol lawn.
Oklahoma police already have a suspect in hand: Michael Tate Reed Jr. Reed is supposedly a Christian who claimed Satan made him drive into the monument. That wasn’t all he said this weekend: