A Spanish-Language Guide to Coming Out as an Atheist

Openly Secular just put out a guide for coming out as an atheist when you’re African-American.

I should’ve also mentioned that they released a Spanish-language guide for how to come out:



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An Atheist (Who’s Still Officially a Mormon) Reminds Us That the Church’s Membership Numbers Are Inflated

Last week, the Mormon Church announced that its total membership was 15,372,337.

The problem with that number is that it’s *really* hard to leave the Church. They make you jump through a lot of hoops, and it’s a lot easier for some people to just walk away quietly without ever telling anyone.

Justin is one of those people who remains on the Mormon membership list despite being an atheist, and he wants to remind everyone what some “Mormons” really believe:

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Two Creationists Joke About Atheists’ Focus on God, Not Realizing It’s Because of the Awful Effects of Their Groups

This video is incredible.

It begins with a six-minute discussion in which Creationist Ken Ham and American Family Association President Tim Wildmon complain about how Christians are totally persecuted these days. Example? These two gay guys recently asked a baker to make them a wedding cake. And they presumably offered money for her services. And she said no because gay people are abominations. And the state said she can’t do that. CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?!

But then, the two of them got off script for a bit and started riffing on the Freedom From Religion Foundation and atheists in general (around the 6:13 mark).



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Hey, IRS, Where Are You? Watch This Wisconsin Preacher Tell His Congregation How to Vote on Election Day

Tuesday was election day in Wisconsin, and Pastor Fred Smith of the Watertown Community Church decided to remind the congregation of their civic responsibilities… by telling them exactly how to vote:



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Another Conservative Group Sues IRS for Not Explaining How the Agency Will Handle Politician-Endorsing Churches

Back in November of 2012, the Freedom From Religion Foundation sued the IRS because of the government agency’s “failure to enforce electioneering restrictions against churches and religious organizations.” Basically, churches were endorsing political candidates from the pulpit and the IRS wasn’t doing anything to stop it. (Part of the problem was that there was a vacancy in the position that normally handled those issues.)

Finally, last summer, the two sides agreed on a settlement:

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