Franklin (NC) Mayor Takes Oath of Office on Constitution Instead of Bible

Bob Scott, the new mayor of Franklin, North Carolina, made it a point to take his oath on a Constitution instead of a Bible. He told the American Humanist Association, of which he’s a member, that he made the decision because “there is so much controversy surrounding separation of church and state. I am a firm believer in keeping religion and government separate.”



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We All Owe Ben Carson an Apology

I guess he was right all along…



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Why We Should Stop Using the Word “Islamophobia”

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, explains why it makes sense to stop using the “Islamophobia”.



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Facing Punishment for “Insulting Islam,” Saudi Blogger Raif Badawi is on Hunger Strike, Says Wife

We thought there might be some hope for Saudi Arabian blogger Raif Badawi, who still awaited 950 lashes as part of punishment for “insulting Islam.” A couple of weeks ago, a Swiss official said Badawi may have been pardoned, though there was no independent confirmation of this.

Now, Badawi’s wife said the situation is much worse than we expected.



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Pennsylvania High School Will Go Through with Live Nativity Scene Despite Legal Challenge

Since when did live Nativity scenes in high school holiday concerts become a thing?

A judge recently ruled that a school in Indiana could not perform the Christian myth because, obviously, it promoted Christianity at the exclusion of every other belief.

Now, a school in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania is going forward with their own version of the Bible scene because they assume the law doesn’t apply to them:



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