Atheist Bus Ad in Canada Goes Missing Before Group’s Next Campaign…

In January, the Sudbury Transit Authority (in Ontario, Canada) approved a month-long ad campaign for the Sudbury branch of the Centre for Inquiry with the message “Don’t believe in God? You’re not alone!”

It’s a simple, non-offensive statement that basically amounts to we exist!

And it worked: Not only did the group’s physical membership grow, the number of “Likes” on their Facebook page doubled too. So the group wanted to bring it back to headquarters to celebrate and take some pictures with it before using it in a second campaign this spring:

… they wanted to keep the ad as a piece of history, marking the first time a secular group in Northern Ontario advertised itself.

“As far as I know, it’s only the second time in Canada,” [group leader Spencer] Lucas said. “So it was a rare thing, and for Sudbury it was a first. So yeah, it was a pretty big deal to us.

“A lot of our members were excited about it, and would have gotten a real kick to see the sign in person, since most didn’t get to see it on the bus, other than in photos.”

Lucas went to the Transit Authority to pick up the ad, but he wasn’t expecting to hear this:

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How Did Cedar Rapids Get a Fire Truck With the Endorsement of Jesus?

In Cedar Rapids, a fire truck bearing a religious-y image and the words of Psalm 23 may have to undergo a slight renovation:



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‘Black Jesus,’ a Series About the Messiah Living in Compton, Will Soon Premiere on Adult Swim

Here’s how I know I’m getting old: I remember “The Boondocks” when it was still in newspapers.

Aaron McGruder, the creator of the hilarious political/racial comic strip and cartoon series, will soon launch his latest project on Adult Swim and it looks like it should be pretty uncontroversial:

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Proposed Constitutional Amendment in Alaska Could See Taxpayer Money Going to Religious Schools

Alaska’s Constitution currently requires that, when it comes to public education, taxpayer funds cannot benefit private or religious schools. Makes perfect sense. Public funds should benefit the public, not help schools that thrive on donors and indoctrination.

However, a new bill could eliminate that provision, opening the door to public funding of religious education. Senate Joint Resolution No. 9 would remove the clause forbidding the funding of private and religious schools:



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Green Bay Mayor Invites Pope Francis to His City, Signing Letter ‘Your Servant in Christ’

If you’re a mayor, here’s a simple rule: Never use this as your salutation:

But “your servant in Christ” are the words Green Bay, Wisconsin Mayor Jim Schmitt used in a letter attempting to get the Pope to visit his city:

With this letter, it is my deep and personal honor to extend an invitation to you, The Sovereign Pontiff, His Holiness Pope Francis. During your visit to the United States for the World Meeting of Families in 2015, I invite you to extend your visit to the greater Green Bay community and make pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help.

The Blessed Virgin is an expression of the important bonds of family through the joining of herself with her maternal spirit to His sacrifice. We as a community are filled with a generous heart for having this connection to the Virgin Mary.


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