After Atheist’s Invocation, Lake Worth (Florida) Officials Will Illegally Offer Their Own Prayers

Last December, atheist activist Preston Smith delivered an invocation at a Lake Worth (Florida) City Commission meeting.

Not only did four of the five commissioners walk out before he had said a single word, Smith represented what could happen when the door for invocations is wide open thanks to Christians wanting to pray at government meetings.

His speech referenced a number of religions and gods:

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Pat Robertson Says Viewer Can Invite Atheists to Wedding, but She Should Beware Their Satanic Ways

On yesterday’s episode of The 700 Club, a viewer asked Pat Robertson whether she should invite certain atheist family members to her Christian wedding.

Robertson said she should invite them… but offered a strange caveat.



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Help Foundation Beyond Belief Continue Putting Humanism in Action

Regular readers of this site know that I work with a group called Foundation Beyond Belief which encourages atheists to give money to various charities, supports on-the-ground volunteering in the U.S. and overseas (we have a team currently in Ghana), and raises funds for resources in emergency disaster situations. It’s a lot to juggle and our staff won’t be able to do it much longer unless we have more support.

We’re holding our year-end fundraiser right now and would really appreciate your generosity. As an added incentive, the first $20,000 raised will be matched, and there are all sorts of prizes available for individuals who make a contribution or groups that encourage members to give!



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Comedians Chime in on Starbucks Red Cup Non-troversy

Now that the Starbucks Red Cup freakout has reached peak Culture War, several comedians have chimed in on the matter.

Like Stephen Colbert giving a shout-out to Joshua Feuerstein, a.k.a. “Paul Blart, Mall Bro”:



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Post-Game Press Conferences Would Be More Interesting if Reporters Asked This Question

Finally: Stephan Pastis of Pearls Before Swine poses the question athletes never get asked:



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