19-Year-Old Daughter of Homeschooling Christian Parents Needs Help Obtaining Essential Life Documents

Alecia Faith Pennington grew up in a homeschooling Christian household. As you might expect, her parents don’t like government regulations. We know that freedom can be abused, but I’ve never seen it go this far.

Alecia’s mother Lisa, who runs a website called The Pennington Point, never obtained a birth certificate for her daughter. (She was born at home.) Furthermore, there’s no social security number for Alecia… or school records (since she never attended public school).

In other words, there’s basically no form of identification for Alecia, who’s now 19. She’s about as off-the-grid as you can get. That means she can’t get a driver’s license, or apply for college, or get a job, or get on a plane, or vote, as she explains in the video below:

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Their Reading Comprehension is Always Worse Than Mine

Every holy book ever written… or Richard Dawkins‘ Twitter feed.

You decide.

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Neil deGrasse Tyson is Taking the Moon with Him

If Neil deGrasse Tyson is going to host his own talk show, he needs to staff it with people who have worked in the medium before! So he went on Conan to do some poaching:

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After Satanists Planned to Give Away Coloring Books, Florida School Board Votes to End All Religious Distributions

In January of 2013, World Changers of Florida, Inc. held Bible distributions at a number of public high schools in Orange County, Florida. No student would be forced to take one, but there would be a table set up where interested students could take a copy if they wanted: This alone could have been illegal, [Read More…]

Can We Be Good Without God? The Evidence Points to Yes in So Many Ways

Brandon Fibbs wonders why we keep debating the foundation of morality and whether atheists can be good without God when the evidence in our favor is so overwhelming:

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