Lawsuit Dismissed Against Teacher Who Punished Second-Grader for Being an Atheist

Earlier this year at Forest Park Elementary School in Fort Wayne, Indiana, a second-grader known only as A.B. was asked by his classmate where he went to church. He said he didn’t go, adding that he didn’t believe in God, either. His friend began crying at that point, and that’s when teacher Michelle Meyer stepped in.



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Secular Invocation Mentioning Charles Darwin Delivered in Osceola County, Florida

On Monday night in Osceola County, Florida, Jason Grooms delivered a secular invocation during a Commission meeting. Grooms didn’t hide who he was representing and even invoked Charles Darwin.



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Arizona City Council Rescinds Christian-Only Invocation Policy

Last week, the Coolidge City Council in Arizona (below) passed a resolution saying it would have invocation prayers at all future meetings. An amendment to that resolution stipulated that all the invocations would be Christian.

Councilmember Rob Hudelson explained the theocratic move this way:

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How a Former Preacher “Graduated” from Religion in Louisiana

In a wonderful New York Times Op-Doc, filmmakers Jason Cohn and Camille Servan-Schreiber give us a look into the world of Jerry DeWitt, a former preacher from Louisiana whose life turned upside-down after he came out as an atheist:



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Kim Davis in Interview: “I’m Good At My Job”

In her first televised interview since coming out of jail, Kim Davis spoke with Good Morning America‘s Paula Faris and claimed she’s not a hypocrite for being in multiple marriages while denying gay couples the right to be in one. (Because Jesus, that’s why.)

When asked why her moral conscience trump someone else’s happiness, she responded, “I don’t think dignity is guaranteed in the Constitution.”



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