After Adopting New Restrictive Invocation Policy, Pompano Beach (FL) Receives Warning from FFRF

I posted the other day about how the Pompano Beach City Commission in Florida created a policy specifically designed to prevent Satanists, atheists, Wiccans, and other less-represented community members from delivering invocations at their meetings. They did it by requiring all potential speakers to be part of a religious organization that’s listed in the Yellow Pages or a legal non-profit.

Yesterday, the Freedom From Religion Foundation warned them about the illegality of what they’re doing:

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Former Jehovah’s Witness Servant Explains How the Organization Fired Him Without Warning

Marcus Vaughn (below) used to be a “Bethelite” — kind of like the Jehovah’s Witness version of a Catholic priest. He lived in a JW compound in Wallkill, New York and was a faithful full-time servant for the Watchtower Society.

Here’s how serious his commitment was:

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The Other Kids Who Visit Heaven Always Forget This Detail…

Finally, a believable story about a child visiting Heaven and then coming back to tell us all about it!



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Indian Lovers Attempt Suicide at Taj Mahal After Their Families’ Religious Differences Kept Them Apart

It’s a tragic love story that echoes Romeo & Juliet, but instead of warring families, the couple had to overcome the obstacle of faith.

Rajveer Singh (a 25-year-old Hindu) and Shabnam Ali (an 18-year-old Muslim) decided that if her family wouldn’t let her be with him, they’d rather end their lives than move forward without each other. On Wednesday, they put their plan into action at the Taj Mahal, a monument that the creator built out of love for his deceased wife:



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Indiana Reporters Can’t Understand Why Local Groups Are on Christian Right’s “Bigotry Map”

By now, you’re all familiar with the American Family Association’s “Bigotry Map” — which is supposed to be a visual reminder of groups that are anti-Christian, but is really a collection of groups that simply aren’t Christians. Same thing, to them.

There have been a couple of instances of reporters trying to understand why local groups were included on the map, and they always come up empty.

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