New York City Mayor Will Use Millions of Taxpayer Dollars to Hire Security at Religious Schools

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, for all his liberal qualities, has hardly been a champion of church/state separation since entering office. He added two Muslim holidays to the school calendar, closing them on those days. He did away with a health regulation requiring parents to sign a consent form when Orthodox Jewish rabbis suck blood from their baby’s penis. (Even though that practice had been linked to herpes.) And now he’s giving away up to $20 million of taxpayer money to private schools, including religious ones, so that they can hire security guards:

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International Humanist Group Issues Report on Anti-Atheist Discrimination Around the World

The International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU) has just released a 540-page report on the rights of non-religious people around the world. And the outlook is as depressing as you might suspect. Just look at all the countries guilty of “Grave Violations” of freedom of thought:

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Artists Called to Submit Proposals for Non-Religious Holiday Display in New Haven (CT)

Whenever we hear about Nativity scenes on public property, and secular displays put up in response, we’re usually talking about something snarky or explicitly non-theistic. A banner with an in-your-face message, a Satanic display featuring a not-so-well-known Bible verse, a secular Nativity featuring the Bill of Rights, etc.

In New Haven, Connecticut, the Yale Humanist Community has put out a call for artists to create a special installation that would go up on the town green every year and offers something positive to the community:

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After Removing Christian Crosses from Wall, Arkansas Government Officials Put Them Right Back Up

Last month, the Freedom From Religion Foundation sent a letter to the Craighead County Assessor’s Office in Arkansas regarding a violation of church/state separation. If you visited the office, there were Christian crosses everywhere:

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Christian Website Blurs Out “Just Be Good for Goodness’ Sake” in Atheist Billboard Image

I know there are Christians who read this site. So maybe one of you can tell me why decided to blur out part of American Atheists’ new billboard:

It’s not like they blurred out anything controversial…

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