An Ode to Kim Davis: “Shut Up and Do Your Motherf&%*ing Job”

Sandy and Richard Riccardi perform this lovely ode to Kim Davis called “Shut Up, and Do Your Motherf&%*ing Job”

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Friendly Atheist Podcast Episode 71: Sarah Morehead, President of the Reason Rally Coalition

Our latest podcast guest is Sarah Morehead, President of the Reason Rally Coalition. We have the inside scoop on what will take place in 2016!

Morehead is also Executive Director of Recovering From Religion, the group that runs the Hotline Project and Secular Therapist Project. She was named American Atheists’ 2014 “Atheist of the Year.”

We spoke about what’s in store for the 2016 Reason Rally and how it’ll be different from the 2012 event as well as her work behind the scenes putting together Apostacon.

You can see the Reason Rally launch video right here:

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I’ll Be Speaking at Penn State on Wednesday

This Wednesday night, September 9, I’ll be speaking at Penn State University at the invitation of the Penn State Atheist/Agnostic Association.

If you’re on (or near) the University Park campus, please consider coming! It’s a free event and details can be found here.

Hope to see you there.

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Biddeford (Maine) Residents Angry That Elected Officials Skip the Pledge and Get to Work

In Biddeford, Maine, the City Council says the Pledge of Allegiance at the start of meetings. The Public Safety Committee usually doesn’t. But the PSC’s agenda a few weeks ago included the Pledge by accident, so City Councilor Marc Lessard just skipped it and the committee got straight to work.

This, for some reason, is very controversial.

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Disfellowshipping by Jehovah’s Witnesses: A Brief History

Despite their best efforts, Jehovah’s Witnesses often leave the faith.

That’s why, in order to ensure the faithful stay faithful, the Watchtower Society maintains a policy of shunning dissenting members in a process called disfellowshipping.

Here’s how it began and what it looks like in practice.

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