The Orlando Police Department Spent $25,000 on its Chaplain Program Over the Past Two Years

When police departments have chaplains, we can argue over whether that’s legal, but a common rebuttal is that it’s mostly symbolic and hurts nobody. Let’s put a rest to all that. According to an open records request by the Freedom From Religion Foundation, the Orlando Police Department (in Florida) spent nearly $25,000 on its chaplain [Read More…]

Mississippi Students Protest Their District’s Opposition to the Formation of a Gay-Straight Alliance Group

Last week, I posted about Rankin County School District in Mississippi and how Superintendent Lynn Weathersby (below) was doing everything in his power to prevent a Gay-Straight Alliance from forming at Brandon High School:



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Indiana State Senators Propose Bill That Would Allow Teaching of Creationism in Public Schools

Indiana State Senators Jeff Raatz and Dennis Kruse are sponsoring a bill, Senate Bill 562, that will allow Creationism and climate change-denial to make their way into the classroom.

Of course, they don’t say that explicitly:

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Conservative Professor and Colleagues Say They’ll Take Lashes on Raif Badawi’s Behalf

While Saudi blogger Raif Badawi (below) is only 50 lashes into his 1,000-lashes punishment for the “crime” of “insulting Islam,” a group of Americans have made an unusual offer on his behalf:



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Atheist Billboard Goes Up in Riverside, California

A new billboard up in Riverside, California marks the launch of the Inland Empire Coalition of Reason, made up of seven separate organizations:



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