Truck Driver Fired After Saying Jesus Was His Co-Driver on Legal Documents

Ramiro Olivarez is a truck driver who, like everyone else in his position, has to fill out a log containing his signature and the name of any co-drivers.

Even though he didn’t actually have a co-driver, that didn’t stop him from filling out those lines… with “Jesus”:



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Gov. Scott Walker on Evolution: “That’s a Question a Politician Shouldn’t Be Involved In”

There are plenty of reasons to criticize Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (below, left), a possible Republican presidential candidate, but he gave us a new one during an interview at London’s Chatham House today.

Moderator Justin Webb asked him a question he said he often poses to Republican politicians from the United States: Did Walker accept evolution?

And Walker did what Republicans so often do on science-related questions: He embarrassed himself:



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If You’re Looking for a Positive Way to Respond to the Chapel Hill Shootings, Here’s One Way to Help

One of the victims of last night’s shootings in North Carolina was 23-year-old Deah Shaddy Barakat (below, left):

Baraket, a dental student whose family came from Syria, planned to visit Turkey this summer to provide aid to refugees.

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A Couple of Problems with FFRF’s Statement About the North Carolina Shooting

The Freedom From Religion Foundation released a statement this afternoon in response to last night’s tragic shooting of three Muslims by an atheist — which was over a parking dispute, as far as the news reports say, and not over their theological differences, though you wouldn’t know that based on how it’s being reported.

But there are a couple of aspects of FFRF’s press release that bother me and I wanted to explain them here.



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Resistance to “In God We Trust” Display Leads Clark County (Washington) Officials to Reject It

Just days after city council members in Oregon shot down a proposal to put up an “In God We Trust” sign, their neighbors up north have done the same. In Clark County, Washington, the crowd was overwhelmingly against the religious gesture and the elected officials followed suit: After hearing about two hours of public testimony [Read More…]


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