Nursing School Graduates at Colorado Mesa University Will Receive a Bible at Pinning Ceremony

When nursing students at Colorado Mesa University graduate this December, they will go through a ceremonial “pinning” ceremony where they are welcomed into the profession. And after they step off the stage, they will be handed a Gideons Bible.

This wasn’t something the students asked for (and it wouldn’t be legal even if they wanted it). It makes no sense for a public school to hand graduates the Christian holy book, just as it would make no sense to give them a copy of the Qur’an or The God Delusion.

That’s why the Western Colorado Atheists and Freethinkers sent a letter to the school this week telling them how to move forward:

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Man Who Represented Kim Davis Says Elected Officials Should Embrace the Law or Resign

Last week, after voters chose to repeal the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO), an anti-discrimination bill, Mayor Annise Parker was very blunt about the possible consequences. She said she feared “a direct economic backlash as a result of this ordinance going into defeat and that’s sad for Houston.”

She wasn’t kidding. There was at least discussion about whether the 2016 Super Bowl and NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament would still be held there.

Mat Staver of Liberty Counsel — one of the Christian groups pushing for discrimination — heard Parker’s comments and compared her to a traitor who roots against her own team. Then, on his “Faith and Freedom” radio show, he told co-host Matt Barber the most stunning and hypocritical thing I’ve heard in a while:

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Angry Christian Protester Accosts Katy Perry’s Preacher Dad for Raising a “Wicked” Daughter

It’s common knowledge that singer Katy Perry, before becoming a pop star, was a gospel singer. It’s less well known that her parents are still preachers.

Keith Hudson, her dad, recently did an interview with a Christian radio station in Phoenix. As he left he studio, he was accosted by Christine Weick, the lady known for protesting outside a Luciferian Church and claiming that Monster energy drinks are the work of Satan.

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This Video on the “Nature of Science” Uses Every Creationist Fallacy You Can Imagine

In a new propaganda video from Answers in Genesis, the Creationist group explains the difference between “observational” and “historical” science, a false dichotomy that real scientists never use.

How do we know this is a video about science? Because this is one of the images you see in it:

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Joshua Feuerstein Forgot to Purchase

Not to worry, though. It’s in good hands.

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