Was This an Unreasonable Religious Accommodation?

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses a particular religious accommodation that may have crossed the line:



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We Now Have a Tumblr

For anyone who uses Tumblr, I’m happy to announce that we’ve finally set one up for this site. Most of the material consists of memes and other images we post on the regular Facebook page, but it’s a lot easier to share if you’re already a Tumblr user.

Now one of you kids please show me how to work this thing…

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Mississippi’s Jackson Public School District Began the Year with Jesus at a Mandatory Event for Faculty Members

In the district I taught in, we used to hold a massive beginning-of-the-year event for faculty members at a nearby Christian church. It was the only local space that could accommodate that many people. But it wasn’t a problem because, other than the building itself, you wouldn’t have known you were in a church. The speakers focused on the upcoming school year and there were no prayers or anything of the sort.

The Jackson Public School District in Mississippi held a similar event a couple of weeks ago at the Mississippi Coliseum… but infused Christianity throughout the mandatory, three-hour-long, district-sponsored event.

It must have been a surprise for any faculty member who looked at the event description on the district’s website:



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Friendly Atheist Podcast Episode 11: Billy Hallowell, TheBlaze.com

Our latest podcast guest is Billy Hallowell, faith and culture editor at TheBlaze.com (the site founded by Glenn Beck):



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Who Owns the ATHEIST License Plate in Your State?

Just out of sheer curiosity, I’m trying to compile a list of all the people in the U.S. who own the “ATHEIST” license plate in their state. Not a variant of it, not another synonym for atheist, but the actual seven-letter plate.

You can help me compile that information by going to this spreadsheet and filling out whatever you know or find out (or passing it along to anyone who might have that information). I’ve filled out a few of the rows already.

Even if you could document vanity plate information from your state, that’d be helpful! Thanks.

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