After Complaints, Henrico County Drops Invocation Prayer from Meetings

After 25 years of opening their Board of Supervisors’ meetings with a prayer — often a not-so-subtle Christian one — Henrico County (Virginia) officials have decided to stop promoting religion at their meetings before they get sued: The decision was reached Tuesday evening following a closed session to address a complaint the county received June [Read More...]

Washington, D.C. Will Be Home to ‘Bible Museum’

I know what you’re thinking: There’s just not enough to do in Washington, D.C. Yes, the Smithsonian. Yes, the White House. Yes, the Supreme Court. But what has D.C. done for me lately?! That’s why you’ll be happy to know a yet-to-be-named Bible museum will open its doors in four years: A sampling of the [Read More...]

We Need Atheists To Oppose This City Council’s ‘Holiday Display Lottery’ Plan

Ellwood City (in Pennsylvania) thinks it has a perfect plan for how to handle holiday displays this year. They want to find a legal way to put a Nativity Scene in City Hall, so they’re proposing a “lottery” system. Local residents can apply — I’m sure they assume Christians will flood the system with applications [Read More...]

If the Pastor Thinks Gay People Can Go To Heaven, Maybe He Hasn’t Read the Bible

I don’t quite know why this is a story, but the other day, I called out a pastor for saying gay people (who presumably acted on their homosexuality) could still go to Heaven. He quoted the Bible, which was strange to me since verses nearby said the exact opposite thing. Anyway, The Christian Post wrote [Read More...]

Fundamentalist Mormon Sect Kills a Kitten to Send Message to Former Member (Graphic Picture In Post)

***Update***: For some reason, the bulk of this article got cut off earlier today. Here it is in its entirety. … So this is the punishment for pissing off Warren Jeffs‘ polygamy-friendly Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints: The kitten was discovered at the home of Isaac Wyler, a former church member, [Read More...]