Oklahoma Archbishop Sues Satanic Group Planning Black Mass for Stealing a Consecrated Communion Wafer

Last month, there was a controversy in Oklahoma when the Dakhma of Angra Mainyu church scheduled a Black Mass at the Oklahoma City Civic Center. In case you’re unfamiliar, a Black Mass distorts and inverts a traditional Catholic Mass, and that offends certain Catholics who believe their traditions are the only ones that matter and cannot be mocked in any way. What really sets them off is the fact that a supposedly consecrated communion wafer may be used in the evening’s festivities.

Because the Civic Center is a public facility, officials had no choice but to allow the ritual to take place there. Even if the symbolism is offensive to some, it’s not reason enough to reject the group.

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This Georgia High School Football Team is Pushing Christianity on Players and the Superintendent Doesn’t Seem to Care

Last week, we learned that Christianity was the glue that bound together the Chestatee High School football team in Gainesville, Georgia. The American Humanist Association’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center even had pictures of coaches involved in a team prayer, a Bible verse quoted on the team’s workout log sheet, and cheerleaders hoisting banners with Bible verses on them.



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In Response to Pro-Life Group’s Survey, Atheist Congressional Candidate Sends Back Condoms Reading “Prevent Abortion”

James Woods, the openly atheist candidate running for Congress in Arizona’s District 5, recently received a form letter from the National Pro-Life Alliance asking him to sign a pledge supporting the “sanctity of life.”

He wrote back, saying he couldn’t support policies that “jeopardize the health and stability of women and their families”… and threw in a little gift, too: Condoms that read: “Prevent abortion.”



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As Expected, Right Wingers Are Rallying Around Student Who Supposedly Got Punished for Saying “Bless You”

Yesterday, I posted about Kendra Turner, a student at Dyer County High School in Tennessee, who claimed on Facebook that she was sent out of the classroom for saying “Bless You” after a student sneezed:

That seemed pretty crazy, and I offered this hypothetical:

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20-Year-Old School Division Trustee Wannabe from Winnipeg Supports Teaching Creationism in Science Class

Candace Maxymowich (below) is a 20-year-old Canadian conservative who wants to become a public school board trustee in Winnipeg. But even before she’s an official candidate — she can’t file until September 10 for the October election — she’s giving voters every reason not to support her.

Earlier this month, on Twitter, she voiced her support for abstinence-only sex education.

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