The Ocala (FL) Police Department is Less Effective Than Prayer

A few days ago, Chief Greg Graham of the Ocala Police Department in Florida posted an unusual letter to the department’s Facebook page. Co-signed by community development director for the Ocala/Marion County Family YMCA Narvella Haynes, the letter called for public prayer to help stop crime:



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If This Guy’s the Poster Boy for Golden State Baptist College, I’d Hate to Find Out Who the School is Ashamed Of…

Here’s a friendly suggestion for Golden State Baptist College.

If you’re going to promote a graduate of your school as a role model for future students…

… maybe you should make sure he didn’t commit “lewd acts” on a 14-year-old girl when he was just starting out as a pastor:

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After 16 Years and 7 Kids, This Quiverfull Mother Got a Divorce from Her Abusive Husband (and Left Jesus, Too)

At the American Atheists National Convention this year, Vyckie Garrison spoke about how she left the Quiverfull movement after giving birth to seven children and being hailed by many as a model Christian wife:



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21 Important Moments in the Life of An Atheist

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses 21 important moments in the life of an atheist:



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Arkansas State Officials Now Say Football Players Can Wear Crosses on Their Helmets If They Want To

Two weeks ago, Arkansas State’s football players were seen on TV with Christian crosses on their helmets:

The crosses were there, we learned later, to honor a former player and manager, both of whom died earlier this year. But sentiment doesn’t mean you’re allowed to break the law. The Freedom From Religion Foundation sent a letter to athletic department officials warning them against using school-sponsored religious symbols on helmets, and Arkansas State quickly issued a press release saying those crosses would soon disappear:

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