Mississippi Judge: Underage Drinkers Can Write an Essay About the Book of Revelation to Avoid Harsher Punishment

When underage drinkers get caught, Mississippi Judge Albert Fountain gives them two options to “keep the conviction off their records and avoid hefty costs”:

1) Write a 1,000-word essay about the effects of alcohol

2) Write a 500-word essay about the effects of alcohol… and another 500-word essay about the Book of Revelation



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Orleans Township (MI) Board Members Vote to Pray at Meetings; Non-Christians Won’t Get to Deliver Invocations

The Orleans Township Board in Michigan has finally figured out the problem with America: Not enough Christianity.

That’s why all five board members unanimously voted this week to say a prayer at the beginning of all their future meetings:



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I’ll Be Speaking in Vancouver This Weekend

If you’re in the area, I’ll be giving a talk at Vancouver’s Langara College on Saturday afternoon. All the details are on the British Columbia Humanist Association’s website and you can purchase tickets here.

I’ll be joined by Armin Navabi, an ex-Muslim blogger who runs the Atheist Republic website.

C’mon, people in Seattle! It’s not *that* far away!

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“Bible Man” Kicked Out of Tennessee Elementary School After FFRF Inquiry

For decades now, Horace Turner (a.k.a. “Bible Man”) has been making appearances at public schools. In 2012, a school district in Alabama was threatened with a lawsuit to stop the proselytizing… and the board voted to do nothing; in essence, they dared the Freedom From Religion Foundation to sue them.

Bible Man couldn’t deflect the unwanted attention this time around. The Grundy County Department of Education in Tennessee has promised that Bible Man will no longer be allowed to “lead religious classes” at a local elementary school.

According to FFRF’s Rebecca Markert, the problems were numerous and appalling:

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Gay Mormon Was Attacked by his BYU Roommates and Evicted by His Landlord After Coming Out, Says Lawsuit

Earlier this year, Andrew White (below), a student at Brigham Young University, told his roommate he was gay. Even at BYU, that should be fine. You can’t *act* on your sexual orientation, but homosexuality in and of itself shouldn’t be a problem.

I guess his roommates and landlord couldn’t handle the information:

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