A Religious Memorial Honoring a Middle School Teacher is Altered After Atheists Point Out Constitutional Problems

In 2004, Ravenswood Middle School (West Virginia) teacher Joann Christy died in an accident. It was obviously devastating to the community and the school built a memorial in her honor.

The problem is that the memorial included several Christian crosses and images of angels:



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If You’re Going to Illegally Distribute Bibles to Fifth-Graders, You Probably Shouldn’t Brag About It on Facebook

Here’s an idea: Don’t distribute Bibles to children in public elementary schools.

Here’s another idea: Don’t brag about how you handed out bibles to children in public elementary schools on Facebook. And then tell people one of the principals personally helped you do it.

Jamison Faught, son of Oklahoma State Rep. George Faught, did just that and now the Freedom From Religion Foundation is on it:



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Houston Newspaper Publishes Digitally Altered Image of Christian Preacher Speaking to a Huge Crowd

Yesterday, the front page of the Houston Chronicle included this article and photo:

Amazing, isn’t it, that evangelist Reinhard Bonnke is speaking to a crowd of over a million people… and they’re not even looking at him?

That’s because the photo isn’t real.

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After Atheist Billboard in Alabama Gets Taken Down Early Following Complaints, It Goes Back Up Better Than Before

Last month, the following billboard went up in Mobile, Alabama (along with other billboards in two other cities) to mark the launch of the Gulf Coast Coalition of Reason:

While the contract said the billboard would be up for a month beginning around Christmas, the placement of that ad was actually delayed by two weeks.

Delays happen. So the simple solution would be to keep the billboard up for an extra two weeks to make up for the lost time, right?

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Egyptian Student Given One Year Prison Sentence for Promoting Atheism on Facebook

In 2013, 20-year-old Sherif Gaber was arrested for starting a Facebook group about religion. His own post on the subject explained his deconversion:

I started to see the contradictions between the Quran and scientific facts, and day by day for 2 years after searching and reading I knew the truth. Then I became an atheist and hid it for a few months. Then I admit it despite knowing that I might get killed any moment…

Even though I’m not afraid to say I’m an atheist to everyone who asks about my religion… To die for the truth is much much better to live in a lie!

Apparently, the now-22-year-old Suez Canal University student was outed by his classmates. They told the school President, who in turn “filed a legal complaint against the student to the local prosecution on the grounds of contempt of religion.”

He was sentenced yesterday to one year in jail for his “crime”:



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