Canadian Census Reports 24% of Citizens Have No Religious Affiliation

Yesterday, Canada’s National Household Survey (similar to the U.S. Census) released analysis of the demographics in 2011 [Insert joke about how long that took] and it turns out Nones are on the rise (PDF) up north, too:

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Jeopardy Contestants, Why Have You Forsaken Me?

In case you missed yesterday’s episode of the Jeopardy! College Championship, you missed a great Final Jeopardy clue:

OHMYGOD! 200 years old! Apology from the Church of England! It’s Charles Darwin!

Who’s gonna win all the money?!

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Man Who Wrote Unconstitutional School Prayer: ‘ I Couldn’t Care Less About the… Minority. The Majority Rules’

Peter Sagal, host of NPR’s “Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!” is hosting a four-part series on PBS called Constitution USA and one of the segments he filmed involves our friend Jessica Ahlquist:

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Judge Rules That Kountze High School Cheerleaders Can Display Banners with Bible Verses at Football Games

There’s finally some resolution in the case of the Kountze High School cheerleaders. And it’s not a good one.

The backstory, as you may recall, is that the cheerleaders held up banners with Bible verses on them to pump up the football team:

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School Board Cancels Field Trip to Proselytizing Recreation Camp… Let the Complaining Commence

The middle schools in Washington County (in Maryland) took a field trip to Antietam Recreation last year. Sounds like a fun place — horseback riding, swimming pool, a petting zoo, etc. — but I guess no one in charge took a look at the self-provided description on their website:

The family-owned and operated facility is designed to provide active, exciting, and unique activities in a friendly, Christian atmosphere.

They’re sneaky about this, though. In the field trip packet (PDF) they presumably give to schools, the agenda for students looks like this:

No Jesus in sight. What they don’t tell you is that during lunch, the performers in the “show” talk about God. At least that’s what happened last year (and who knows what others sorts of proselytization took place).

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