Humanist Told He Can’t Give Invocation at County Meeting because the ‘Ministerial Association’ Didn’t Recommend Him

Just over a week ago, Joe Beck, founder of the Humanists of the Treasure Coast in Florida, asked if he could deliver the invocation at an upcoming meeting of the Martin County Board of County Commissioners.

It’s not just that they told him no that’s problematic. It’s the excuse they gave:

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‘In God We Trust’ Returns to Elementary School Sign Because It’s ‘Part of the Artist’s Trademark’

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about the new sign in front of Pine River Elementary School in Leroy, Michigan:

It was created by LeRoy High School Class of 1943 graduate Carl Gustafson and initially included the phrase “In God We Trust” on the spine of the book. However, Superintendent Jim Ganger and the board of education decided to remove it after hearing concern from some community members.

Earlier this week, the school board decided the concerns were unwarranted so they voted unanimously to bring God back onto the sign:

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Stephen Colbert Mocks Fox News’ Coverage of the ‘War on Christmas’

Last night, Stephen Colbert mocked Fox News’ coverage of the “War on Christmas” (apparently, a Festivus pole is ruining it) and even threw in a little support for a claim made by Dave Silverman that “Christianity stole the season from the solstice”:



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Can Atheists Celebrate Religious Holidays?

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, answers the question: Can atheists celebrate religious holidays?:

We’d love to hear your thoughts on the project — more videos will be posted soon — and we’d also appreciate your suggestions as to which questions we ought to tackle next!

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The Subtitle of This Song Must Be ‘A Cry for Help’

I don’t know what’s worse: That this guy is pretending to be someone (I sincerely hope) he’s not, or that he’s doing it on behalf of Jesus:



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