Secular Coalition for America Announces 2015 Lobby Day

The Secular Coalition for America has announced the date for its 2015 Lobby Day & Secular Summit: April 30. Last year’s event featured actual in-person addresses by actual officeholders Rep. Rush Holt (D-NJ), Rep. Robert Scott (D-VA), Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI).

And none of them were politically punished for doing so. Success!

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Oh, So That’s What Lent is All About…

Jimmy Fallon explains:

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An Inside Look at Jesus’ Marketing Team

In a brilliant promotional campaign for their own production company, Montreal-based 1ONE explains how they could help take the “miracles” of Jesus to a whole new level:

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When It Comes to Academy Award Acceptance Speeches, a Lot of People Get Thanked More Than God

The website Vocativ analyzed every Oscar acceptance speech archived on the Academy Award website — all 1,396 of them — to find out who has been thanked more than anyone else.

God didn’t even finish in the top 5.

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North Dakota GOP Reacts to Muslim Invocation: We Shouldn’t Be Forced to “Listen to a Prayer [We] Don’t Agree With”

When we talk about invocations at government meetings, we know the reality of the situation is that they are almost all Christian prayers… with an occasional non-Christian thrown in there to keep things legal.

But the North Dakota District 24 Republicans found reason to freak out when Dr. Nadim Koleilat, a local Muslim leader, was scheduled to deliver the House invocation this past Wednesday. Ash Wednesday. So not only was he supposed to deliver his prayer on a Christian holiday, he was a Muslim delivering what we all know is supposed to be a Christian prayer.

Spokesperson Dan Johnston couldn’t believe it:

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