Despite What a Hate Group Leader Says, FFRF Isn’t the “Atheist Taliban”

Sen. Ted Cruz and the Family Research Council’s Tony Perkins have both used the phrase “atheist Taliban” to describe the Freedom From Religion Foundation.

It’s an irresponsible and false comparison… which isn’t too surprising, I guess, coming from the leader of a hate group.

But just to make clear why FFRF is not like the Taliban, attorney Andrew Seidel made this helpful chart:

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31% of Americans Reject Evolution, According to New Report

Most of the headlines regarding a new report from the Pew Research Center involve the conflict (or lack thereof) between science and religion.

If you’re not a frequent churchgoer (*waves hello*), you probably think there’s a conflict. But if you go to church often, you’re more likely to find ways to reconcile science with your religious beliefs.

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When Asked About His Religious Beliefs, Bernie Sanders Says “I Am Who I Am”

Sen. Bernie Sanders is Jewish. He’s said that for years. His father’s family even died in the Holocaust. That said, he’s not especially religious himself. Certainly, he’s the least openly religious presidential candidate we’ve seen in a long time. He doesn’t wear his faith on his sleeve the way most of the GOP candidates do.

Based on that information, Jimmy Kimmel asked Sanders about his faith last night, and what Sanders didn’t say spoke volumes:

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In Colombia, Atheists Protesters Attacked by Catholics in Public Park

This past Sunday, at a public park in the Castilla neighborhood in Colombia, a local Christian leader named Jesús Hernán Orjuela (a.k.a. Father Chucho) led a religious service. If that seems strange, you’d be right. You can’t just take over a public park to hold a church meeting.

So in response, members of the Asociación de Ateos de Bogotá (Atheist Association of Bogotá) stood in the park, holding up signs in protest.

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Liberty Counsel Deserves Its “Hate Group” Status

Earlier this month, the Associated Press published an article about Liberty Counsel, best known to the public as the Christian group representing Kim Davis. The article mentioned that Liberty Counsel is a “hate group,” since that’s the designation given to them by the Southern Poverty Law Center, but pointing out that distinction has sent attorney Mat Staver over the edge. He’s claiming that the AP has put his group’s members in harm’s way:

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