There’s an Anti-Atheist Smear Campaign Going On Against a Candidate for Oak Hill (TN) Commissioner

With atheist candidates running for office in Texas and Arizona, I had no idea the first anti-atheist smear campaign would take place in Oak Hill, Tennessee.

That’s where Heidi Campbell (Pflaum) is running to become a city commissioner.

Campbell has been fighting against commercial development in the area because she says the tax revenue it would bring in wouldn’t balance out the amount in maintenance the city would have to pay for upkeep. And this is apparently a *very* controversial position.

Instead of criticizing her argument, though, anonymous opponents recently sent a mailer to residents in Oak Hill warning them that Campbell is (*gasp*) a Secular Humanist:

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After Crudely Dismissing Them Earlier in the Week, La Vista Mayor Finally Agrees to Meet with Atheists

I’ve been posting this week about how the city of La Vista, Nebraska hosted a “Faith & Freedom Day” recently. Omaha Atheists board member Robert Fuller wanted to know why the city was supporting a faith-based event, so he went up to Mayor Douglas Kindig (below), handed him a business card, a requested to meet at a later time to discuss possible church/state violations.

Kindig responded by telling Fuller, “Take me to fucking court because I don’t care,” and “Minorities are not going to run my city.”

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Canadian News Host Has No Idea Why a Government-Supported, Christian-Themed Park is a Bad Idea

I’ve posted before about Shepherd’s Garden, a Christian-themed park being built in Sioux City, Iowa, that may be receiving a $140,000 grant from the taxpayer-funded “Vision Iowa” program:

The Freedom From Religion Foundation has been pushing back against the government promotion of religion and attorney Andrew Seidel appeared on Canada’s conservative-leaning Sun News Network to discuss the matter with host (and I’m not making this up) Faith Goldy.

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How Many Atheists and Agnostics Are Graduating from Harvard…?

Atheists and Agnostics.

We’re just under 6% of the U.S. population.

And we’re 38% of the graduating class at Harvard, according to survey results posted on The Crimson‘s website:

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Good Advice if You’re Going to The Amazing Meeting

The YouTubers at SkepticallyPwnd put together this fantastic list of rules for anyone attending The Amazing Meeting this summer.

(#2 for the win.)

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