Life After Westboro Baptist Church Has Been Tough for This Defector

Earlier this year, Zach Phelps-Roper, grandson of Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps, left the church, making him the fourth of his ten siblings to walk away from the anti-gay hate group.



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Why Don’t Conservative Groups Support a Ballot Initiative Establishing Christianity as Mississippi’s State Religion?

About a month ago, we learned that a Mississippi group known as the Magnolia State Heritage Campaign wanted to get an amendment on the 2016 ballot that would, among other things, establish Christianity as the state religion:



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Austin City Council Candidate Highlights Opponent’s Alleged Atheism in Promotional Graphic

In a not-at-all-watched runoff race for the Austin City Council in Texas, candidate Laura Pressley posted a graphic on her website explaining the differences between her and her opponent Gregorio Casar.

Most of it goes after his age and inexperience rather than his ideas — which suggests to me she has no ideas of her own worth fighting for — but she also highlights his faith as a problem:



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Alabama City Was Going to Hold “Keep Christ in Christmas” Parade but, Under Pressure, Officials Changed the Theme

Last week, we learned the city of Piedmont, Alabama was having a Christmas parade on December 4 with the theme “Let’s Keep Christ in Christmas”:



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FFRF’s “Natural Nativity Scene” Goes Up in Wisconsin Capitol Building, Near Their Winter Solstice Sign

For the fourth straight year, the Freedom From Religion Foundation has put up a “natural nativity scene” in the Wisconsin Capitol building:



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