New Jersey High School Student Defending the Pledge of Allegiance Wrongly Thinks Atheists Are Trying to Silence Her

This past April, the American Humanist Association’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center announced that it had filed a lawsuit against the Matawan-Aberdeen Regional School District in Monmouth County, New Jersey regarding the Pledge of Allegiance.

If successful, the lawsuit could put an end to daily recitations of the Pledge in the state’s public schools.

There hasn’t been any ruling in the case yet, but yesterday, the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty proudly announced that Samantha Jones, a NJ high school student, would be joining the legal fight against the AHA:

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Memphis News Station Thinks Atheists Gathering at Nearby Hotel on Easter Weekend is a “Raging” Controversy

Next April, over Easter weekend (as usual), American Atheists will be holding its annual convention in Memphis, Tennessee.

This is not news.

But you wouldn’t know that if you watched WMC Action News 5, Memphis’ NBC affiliate. They aired a segment about the convention last night describing the Big Controversy that “has some residents raging“!

As far as I can tell, the controversy involves nothing more than “YOU GUYS, ATHEISTS ARE COMING HERE ON OUR HOLIDAY!”

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A Creationist Just Became Florida State University’s New President

Last week, we learned that Republican State Senator John Thrasher (below) was one of the finalists to become Florida State University’s next president:

The research-focused school held forums for the final four candidates and Thrasher couldn’t even answer simple questions about evolution and climate change:

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If an Evangelical Christian Wrote the Harry Potter Series, It’d Look Like This…

We all know the problem with the Harry Potter series: It promotes witchcraft.

But one Christian mother, Grace Ann, found a solution to that. She wrote Harry Potter fanfiction that doesn’t involve witchcraft and wizardry at all. Instead, in her version, Harry’s on a journey to become a Christian…

Check out this scene where Hagrid (the good Christian) comes to rescue Harry from his (wicked atheist) aunt and uncle for the first time:

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Is Congressman Jared Huffman an Agnostic? “Perhaps,” He Told Stephen Colbert

In 2012, after the last election, we knew there were no longer any openly non-theistic members of Congress with the loss of Rep. Pete Stark. We also knew that there were 10 members of Congress (all Democrats) whose religious affiliations were “Unspecified.”

Congressman Jared Huffman (D-CA) was one of them.

Last night, Huffman appeared on The Colbert Report (for the “Better Know a District” segment) and Stephen Colbert grilled him on the ambiguity of that label. He may have even gotten the Congressman to admit he’s not religious

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