Michigan Mayor Whose Promotion of Christianity Cost Town $100,000 Will Now Give Out “In God We Trust” Posters

Remember Jim Fouts?

He’s the Christian mayor of Warren, Michigan who just cost taxpayers $100,000 because he blocked an atheist group from setting up a “Reason Station” in city hall even though a “Prayer Station” had been there for years. (A settlement approved a couple of weeks ago said atheists could set up shop in city hall and told the mayor to fork over the money for the atheists’ legal fees.)

Well, Fouts is still pissed off and he’s come up with a way to stick it to the atheists: He’s handing out “In God We Trust” posters to anyone who wants them:

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Pastafarian, Atheist, and Former Porn Star Asia Carrera Arrested for Drinking and Driving with Daughter in Car

New rule, everyone: If you want media attention for putting a colander on your head in order to get a Pastafarian-friendly driver’s license picture, you’re not allowed to go drinking and driving.

A few months ago, I posted about Jessica Steinhauser (better known as former porn star Asia Carrera), who put the strainer on her head to make a statement about religious freedom in Utah:

But she’s in the news for the wrong reason now.

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Mark Twain, Who Mocked the Words “In God We Trust,” Will Soon Be on a Commemorative Coin Alongside That Phrase

In 2016, Mark Twain will be featured on a U.S. commemorative coin.

That’s ironic, says Coin World senior editor Bill Gibbs, because Twain wasn’t a fan of the phrase “In God We Trust,” which will appear on his coin:

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A Vocal Atheist May Soon Be Appointed to the Los Angeles Superior Court

It’s no surprise that Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore is a Christian. He doesn’t just talk about it; he seems to put the Bible above the Constitution. So do a lot of activist judges these days.

That’s why I’m excited that Eddie Tabash (below), an atheist attorney, may soon be appointed to the Los Angeles Superior Court. Even though Tabash has debated a number of Christian apologists over the years, been a very vocal advocate for church/state separation, and chairs the Board of Directors for the Center For Inquiry, he’s not about to let his personal beliefs get in the way of following the Constitution.

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Saudi Arabian Government: The Media and International Groups Should Stop Interfering in the Raif Badawi Case

Saudi Arabia is not happy about various governments trying to free Raif Badawi (below), who may soon face the death penalty for the “crime” of “insulting Islam.” They don’t like the media criticism either.

In a statement issued today, translated into English here, the Saudi government said:

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