Texas Police Dept. Uses Facebook Survey to Validate Putting “In God We Trust” on All Vehicles

You know, usually, if a police department wants to put “In God We Trust” on the vehicles, the chief just makes it happen. The Madisonville Police Department in Texas, however, put it to a vote on Facebook.

I wonder what the people of Texas said…

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Senator Cory Booker Files Comprehensive Sex Ed Legislation with Support of Several Atheist Groups

Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) introduced legislation today that would strengthen comprehensive and evidence-based sex education by eliminating all federal funding for abstinence-only programs and using that money on, well, stuff that actually works.

It comes on the heels of President Obama eliminating a $10 million grant from the Department of Health and Human Services that supported ineffective and unscientific abstinence-only sex ed.

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Texas’ Attorney General Just Appointed Another Conservative Christian Lawyer to a Top Position

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is, as you might expect, no friend to progressives. But it’s still incredible how much he’s going out of his way to make conservative Christianity the de facto law in his state.

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Oklahoma is a Step Closer to Putting an Illegal Ten Commandments Monument on Capitol Grounds

Last month, the Oklahoma State Senate approved a ballot measure that would allow citizens to vote on whether or not to put a Ten Commandments monument on the Capitol grounds.

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Yesterday the House Rules Committee unanimously approved the same measure. It’ll now be sent to the entire House for a vote.

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Bangladeshi Official, in Response to Murdered Atheist, Will Investigate His Blog for Offensive Posts

Last year, when we were seeing Bangladeshi atheists get slaughtered every other month, it was disheartening, to say the least, when the Inspector General of Police (IGP) offered this advice to other atheists: Stop criticizing religion. As if the atheists were to blame for their own murders.

We just lost another atheist this week, 28-year-old Nazimuddin Samad.

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Surely the police have learned their lesson, announcing that this is a travesty and that they will not rest until the Islamic radicals who did this are apprehended and punished?

*sigh*

Of course not.

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