Texas Supreme Court Says High School Cheerleaders with Bible Banners Can Seek Relief from District

In 2013, the Kountze High School cheerleaders won a lawsuit that said they could hold up banners with Bible verses on them to support the football team, even though critics argued that they were representing the school and therefore couldn’t promote religion while on the field:

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Dr. Ben Carson Tells Atheist We Should Fight Against Laws That Oppose “Judeo-Christian Values”

Reader Justin Scott, an Iowan who takes his politics seriously, has been going to meet-and-greets with a number of candidates to ask why atheists should consider supporting them.

Yesterday, he asked Dr. Ben Carson about his faith — specifically how religion would play a role in his presidency and whether he, like Ted Cruz, thinks of himself as a Christian first and American second:


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Why Richard Dawkins Was Booted from the NECSS Conference

A couple of days ago, the Northeast Conference on Science & Skepticism (NECSS) decided to boot Richard Dawkins from the lineup after initially announcing he would be a keynote speaker. They explained that this came in response to Dawkins’ “approving re-tweet of a highly offensive video.”


Today, Steven Novella offered a bit more detail into how that decision was made:

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The Church Administration is Always Right

I would love for a Christian to explain to me how this video is anything but creepy and cultish:


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Who Cares if That Colander on Your Head Makes You Look Ridiculous?

The downside of wearing a colander in your driver’s license picture to honor your Pastafarian faith?

Your wife’s gonna be furious.


One wrote to John Hodgman, a comedian/author who dispenses advice in the New York Times:

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