Mizzou Cancels Church Bulletin Discount for Upcoming Volleyball Game; Now, Everyone Can Attend for Free

Yesterday, I posted about a possibly illegal discount for Christians the University of Missouri was offering for an upcoming women’s volleyball game. Anyone who brought in a church bulletin would get free admission.

At some point, maybe after being alerted to the legal concerns, they also offered printable vouchers that anybody could bring in for free admission. Yet, the Christian discount — now completely unnecessary — remained in place:



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Finally, Some Positive Coverage of Atheists Coming to Town from a Local News Station

The Carolinas Secular Conference is taking place this weekend in Charlotte, North Carolina, and the local Fox affiliate ran two separate segments on the atheists coming to town.

Usually, news anchors talking about atheism is a prelude to several cringe-worthy moments, but they actually did a nice job with the two segments. I especially liked Western North Carolina Humanists President Jennifer Lovejoy‘s responses in the second clip below:



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Bill Maher Criticizes Yale Atheist Group for Not Supporting Ayaan Hirsi Ali

In a rant on last night’s Real Time, Bill Maher joked about the teen accused of desecration because of his blowjob-Jesus picture, expressed his frustration with the Yale Atheists, Humanists, and Agnostics for joining the anti-Ayaan Hirsi Ali crowd in advance of her recent speech at the school, and argued that liberals who hold little back when going after American bigots shouldn’t become cowards when it comes to criticizing barbaric practices in the Islamic world.



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When a Child Dies, Is it Right for His Public School to Invoke Religion?

Earlier this week, a football player at Gladewater High School in Texas was in a horrible car accident and lost his life. (His brother, the driver, was hospitalized but later released.) It’s just a devastating loss for that school and the boys’ family, as you might imagine.

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I’ve been at a school when a student dies. It’s awful getting that phone call from an administrator. No teacher wants to think about lesson plans and no student can concentrate in class. At our school, counselors and social workers were made available to any students and faculty members who needed them, and we held a moment of silence over the intercom out of respect to the student and those who were close to her.

At Gladewater, the principal and football coach gathered the students together in the gym to announce the loss

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Here’s Video of the Atheist Invocation in Huntsville, Alabama

Yesterday, Kelly McCauley, an atheist and member of the North Alabama Freethought Association, delivered the first-ever secular invocation in front of the Huntsville City Council in Alabama. You can read more about the lead-up to the event here, but for now, here’s the video and transcript! Dearly Beloved, When the ancients considered the values that [Read More...]


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