Before his death this past August, Dr. Victor J. Stenger was a prolific writer, cranking out books on everything from atoms to the universe itself. The folks at Prometheus Books would like to give away a collection of four of his most popular books: God: The Failed Hypothesis, God and the Folly of Faith, God [Read More…]
The IRS Must Revoke Non-Profit Status from This Church After Its Pastor Promoted Politicians from the Pulpit
Last week, I posted about how Legacy Church (in Albuquerque, New Mexico) gave parishioners sample ballots with highlighted names to take with them into voting booths this week — a clear violation of the law, since non-profits are not allowed to endorse political candidates:
It actually went beyond that, as you can see in the picture. The church handed out promotional cards for a few select candidates… just in case there was any doubt that they fully backed these politicians.
Now, the Freedom From Religion Foundation has taken action against the church, directly informing the IRS of their violations and urging the government to follow through on its promise to uphold the law and revoke the church’s non=profit status:
This is just neat. Anyone who’s taken a physics class knows that a bowling ball and a feather are supposed to fall at the same speed due to the effects of gravity, but air resistance prevents that from happening in real life.
In a neat video from BBC Two, Physicist Brian Cox went to NASA’s Space Power Facility in Ohio and they conducted the same experiment in a vacuum chamber (where air resistance is no longer a factor).
You know how the experiment will end, but it’s still really cool to see it in action: