Penn & Teller Urge You to Be Openly Secular, If You So Choose

The Openly Secular campaign, which encourages non-religious people to say as much publicly, no matter what label they use, just got a nice boost from magicians Penn & Teller:



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Miami-Dade Commissioners May Soon Put Up “In God We Trust” Motto in Their Chambers

Two years ago, the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners decided to replace the moment of silence at their meetings with an invocation prayer.

And now the economic development committee has approved a resolution to put up the words “In God We Trust” behind the area where the commissioners sit.



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Missouri County Officials Who Finally Covered Up a Jesus Fish Symbol on a War Memorial Now Reconsidering Decision

Last week, we learned that a war memorial outside the Boone County courthouse in Missouri had finally covered up the Jesus Fish symbol that had been there for 20 years:

The literal cover-up came in response to a letter Americans United For Separation of Church and State sent county officials back in May. Officials feared a losing lawsuit and decided it wasn’t a battle worth fighting.

Now, they may be changing their minds.

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A Christian Explains the Qualities Our Next President Must Possess (Spoiler: Hillary Clinton Fails on All Counts)

Since you were wondering, conservative Christian mouthpiece Bryan Fischer has a list of 6 qualities the next U.S. President must possess.

Implied throughout the list: a Y chromosome.

But let’s see how much worse this gets…



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After Satanists Plan to Give Away Coloring Books, School Board May Change Rules to Block Them

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, but the Orange County School Board agreed that non-Christian groups could also have a distribution if they wanted.

When the Central Florida Freethought Community (CFFC) called their bluff and planned their own giveaways, they were heavily censored. Many of their books, they were told, could not be given away, including titles such as Sam HarrisLetter to a Christian Nation and Ibn Warraq‘s Why I am Not a Muslim.

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