You Have a Choice: Sign a Contract That Says “So Help Me God” or Get Out of the Air Force

When a service member stationed at Creech Air Force Base in Indian Springs, Nevada decided to reenlist last month, his contract included the words “So help me God.”

He decided to cross the phrase out, which should be perfectly acceptable, but the Air Force said he had to include it or get out. Now, the American Humanist Association’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center is stepping in:

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Cricket Expert Told He Can’t Umpire Game Between Church Teams Because His Ancestor was a Bishop 200 Years Ago

I didn’t even know the Vatican had a cricket team, but they do, and the roster is filled with “priests, deacons and seminarians studying in Rome.” In the spirit of goodwill, the Vatican XI (clever) decided to play an exhibition match against the Archbishop of Canterbury’s XI. Anglicans versus Catholics. Should be fun.

Playwright and experienced cricket player Michael Claughton heard about the match and offered to be the umpire. But he was rejected for the strangest of reasons:

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The Daily Caller Is Wrong: Atheists Aren’t Trying to Ban “All Religious Expression” at High School Football Games

There’s a lot of controversy surrounding the public high school football teams in Florida’s Orange and Seminole Counties. After discovering that coaches were leading team prayers and there were “team chaplains,” the Freedom From Religion Foundation called for a full stop on the church/state violations.

We already know students and parents on the team have no idea what this issue is really about since they were praying on the field after last Friday’s game in protest. Even though no one was ever stopping them from doing that.

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After Kicking Out Atheist for Sitting During Pledge, Florida City Leaders May Change How It Opens Meetings

You may remember that Mayor John Rees, the leader of the Winter Garden City Commissioners (in Florida), kicked atheist Joseph Richardson out of last week’s meeting after he refused to stand for the invocation and Pledge of Allegiance:

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14 Commandments That God Forgot

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, offers 14 more Commandments:

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