$10,000 a Prayer: If Humanist Group Prevails in Court, These Elected Officials May Owe Hefty Fine for Violating Law

For the second time in less than a week, the Carroll County (Maryland) Board of Commissioners has defied a judge’s decision and opened a meeting with a prayer to Jesus.

Last week, a day after a judge told them to stop the illegal practice, commissioner Robin Bartlett Frazier chose to break the law:

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Todd Starnes Has Another Story of Christian Persecution; Doesn’t Say That Victim’s Father is Promoting His Book

Todd Starnes of Fox News Radio has this nasty habit of creating material for Snopes to debunk. He takes misunderstandings, slaps a “Christian persecution” tag on them, and fails to apologize when his story turns out to be wrong.

For his latest trick, he tackles a story about a young Florida student who just wanted to pray before eating lunch… but a teacher stopped her:

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Another Dramatization of a Message Written on a Christian Forum

Brilliant: An actor dramatically reads a comment from a Christian forum:

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8 Reasons Purity Balls Are Just Plain Creepy and Wrong

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses 8 problems with “purity balls”:

You can read more about purity balls here.

We’d love to hear your thoughts on the project — more videos will be posted soon — and we’d also appreciate your suggestions as to which questions we ought to tackle next!

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Secular Coalition for America Fails Nearly 60% of Congress (Including Many, Many Republicans) in 2013 Scorecard

The Secular Coalition for America has released its 2013 Congressional Report Cards and things aren’t looking all that great. (Though it’s slightly better in the Senate than in the House.)

First, the U.S. House of Representatives:

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