FFRF Will Challenge Judge’s Ruling in Defense of High School Ten Commandments Monument

This is the Ten Commandments monument sitting outside Valley High School in New Kensington, Pennsylvania (not far from Pittsburgh):

It’s been there since 1957, when it was donated by the Fraternal Order of Eagles. For a long time, no one did anything about it, but a few years ago, several plaintiffs filed a lawsuit to have that display removed. After two of them decided they didn’t want to participate anymore, there were only two plaintiffs left: Marie Schaub and her daughter.

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Bremerton School District Won’t Renew Contract with Football Coach Who Couldn’t Stop Praying

Bremerton High School assistant football coach Joe Kennedy, the guy who continued to pray on the field despite several warnings that he was violating the law, will not be on the sidelines at all next year since the District decided not to renew his contract.



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Pastafarians Can Now Perform Weddings in New Zealand

In New Zealand, where a man named Russell made international headlines last year when he wore a colander for his driver’s license picture to represent his Pastafarian faith, the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster has just made another leap forward.

Adherents are now legally allowed to perform marriage ceremonies.



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Pastor Who Says He’s “Completely Disqualified” to Write About Evolution Wants It Banned in Schools

William James Herath is a nutjob fundamental Christian who hates science.

I know this because he goes out of his way to point out how he’s totally not that guy — using those exact words, that’s he’s not a “nutjob fundamental Christian who hates science” — before promoting his new Kickstarter for a book called Evolution is Illegal.



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Atheist Adopt-A-Highway Signs in Texas Riddled with Bullets

While we’re talking about the Orange County Atheists of Texas, you may recall that the group began taking part in the Adopt-a-Highway program back in October. But within two weeks of their official signs going up on the road, they were vandalized. Someone had painted “I <3 God" and "I <3 Christ" over them.

The signs were eventually replaced, but the issue was serious enough that the group actually raised money to purchase cameras to catch future acts of vandalism.

Over the weekend, as members went to go install those cameras, they noticed that their new signs had also been ruined. This time, there were bullet holes in them:

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