Arkansas Restaurant Owner Defends Church Bulletin Discount by Saying Atheists Can Just Download One Online

I don’t understand why business owners can’t grasp a simple concept: They have to treat their customers equally. Just as bakers can’t say they won’t make you a wedding cake because you’re gay, restaurant owners can’t say that Christians get to pay less than everyone else. But we’ve seen that sort of thing happen time and time again.

The latest brouhaha involves Bailey’s Pizza in Searcy, Arkansas, where owner Stephen Rose will take 10% off your meal if you bring in a church bulletin (see above sign). But since that discriminates against non-Christians, the Freedom From Religion Foundation sent him a warning letter (on behalf of a local resident).

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Larry King Discusses the Decline of Faith in America

Larry King is still doing interviews (who knew?!) and he recently hosted a panel to discuss the future of faith in America and why more and more people are dropping their religious labels. The panel included atheists Lawrence Krauss and (The Unbelievers director) Gus Holwerda.



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A Year Later, Police Still Haven’t Captured Dr. Narendra Dabholkar’s Killers

Dr. Narendra Dabholkar was assassinated last August, presumably because his battle against superstition and irrationality upset a few too many religious extremists.

It’s been a year now, and police are still no closer to achieving justice:

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How Spiritual Can You Be Without Religion?

Sam Harris‘ new book Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion will be released in a couple of weeks:

The book is all about topics like meditation and spirituality, all without a religious basis, and Harris just published the first chapter on his website:

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Florida School Board Member Tells Pagan: If You Deliver an Invocation, I’ll Walk Out and Ask the Crowd to Join Me

Back in June, David Suhor (who calls himself an Agnostic Pagan Pantheist) spoke during an open forum for the Escambia County Board of County Commissioners (in Pensacola, Florida) and argued against the use of religious invocations. Eventually, he was invited to give an invocation of his own — which he accepted — but Suhor points out that the Board still screws up in other ways. They lead the prayers, they ask the crowd to stand, they make you jump through hoops to get on the invocation roster. (The Freedom From Religion Foundation sent the Board a letter on Suhor’s behalf.)

On Tuesday night, Suhor spoke to a different audience, the Escambia County School Board, saying that they were not very welcoming of non-religious viewpoints at all. He acknowledged that one board member invited him to deliver an invocation (though he had a conflict on that date), but that was a rarity:



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