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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“Jesus Welcomes You to Hawkins” Sign in Texas Will Finally Come Down

Remember the 18-foot-wide sign welcoming visitors to the city of Hawkins, Texas?

Mayor Will Rogers had defended the Jesus-tastic sign even after receiving a letter of complaint from the Freedom From Religion Foundation. At one point, he said it wasn’t religious at all. He later said the sign should stay because Jesus was like Superman — and if the FFRF didn’t want a fictional being (in their opinion) welcoming people to Hawkins, then they would oppose Superman, too. So there.

Last we heard, the city council postponed a vote to decide the fate of the sign.

It’s been months since that delay was announced, but the city council has finally decided to do the right thing:

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Teacher Tells 4-Year-Old to Stop Writing with His Left-Hand Because It’s “Unlucky” and “Evil”

I’m used to hearing about conflicts involving irrational teachers in Oklahoma… but this is a new one.

Four-year-old Zayde just began attending Oakes Elementary School this year, but he’s already getting into trouble because his teacher thinks there’s something wrong with him.

He writes with his left hand.



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