Colorado Supreme Court Rejects Voucher Program That Funded Religious Schools

Do public school districts have the right to give students taxpayer-funded scholarships which they can then use at religious schools? Or is that just government endorsement of religion?

Those questions have been debated in Colorado ever since the Douglas County School District began its Choice Scholarship Pilot Program (CSP) four years ago. The way it worked, if you wanted the scholarship money, you had to apply for the grant and get admission into a “Private School Partner,” schools that selectively-admitted kids based on their religious beliefs.



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The Stars of Ray Comfort’s New Anti-Gay Film Audacity Are Really, Really Pro-LGBT Rights

Yesterday, Camille posted a synopsis and review of Ray Comfort‘s new anti-gay propaganda film Audacity:

See the guy in that poster?

That’s the film’s star, Travis Owens. His character, Peter, is a Bible-thumping Christian who wants to save everyone from the “dangers” of homosexuality.

Which is why it’s rather interesting that Owens retweeted some pretty pro-LGBT messages on Friday after the Supreme Court’s decision:

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A Hilarious Response to CatholicVote’s Anti-Gay Marriage Video

A few days ago, a group called CatholicVote posted a video called “Not Alone” featuring all sorts of people talking about how they support “traditional” marriage, and how tough it is to hold those beliefs in today’s society. (Because bigotry is soooo hard!)

It ends with the speakers, in tears, saying “You’re not alone”… as if they’re the oppressed ones.



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The Simple Debunking of the #CharlieCharlieChallenge

Captain Disillusion explains how the Charlie Charlie Challenge works (and whether or not it’s a hoax):



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Friendly Atheist Podcast Episode 61: Matt Dillahunty, Master Debater and Co-Host of The Atheist Experience

Our latest podcast guest is Matt Dillahunty, a former fundamentalist Christian who now debates religious apologists.

He was the President of the Atheist Community of Austin for several years and co-hosts The Atheist Experience call-in show. He recently began a video series teaching viewers how to respond to frequently-used apologist arguments.

At the American Atheists 2015 convention in Memphis, Tennessee, Jessica spoke with Matt about his religious upbringing, why he loves debates, and what he sees as the future of faith.

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