How Long Does Food You Pray Over Remain Blessed…?

If you pray over your food before eating it, there’s a logical conclusion to what will happen, right?

The Atheist Pig explains:



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Friendly Atheist Podcast Episode 62: Linda Stephens, Co-Plaintiff in Town of Greece v. Galloway

Our latest podcast guest is Linda Stephens, one of the two plaintiffs in Town of Greece v. Galloway, the 2014 Supreme Court case that legalized religious invocations at government meetings (with a few caveats).

Stephens worked as a librarian for two decades, served as president of the Greater Rochester Chapter of the National Organization for Women, and was vice president of a local chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State.

We spoke about the worst moment of the oral arguments, how she followed SCOTUSblog.com to get updates on her own lawsuit, and why losing the case has ironically worked out in atheists’ favor.

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Jehovah’s Witness Leader Defends Handling of Child Abuse Cases by Saying the Church Has Long Blamed Gay Men

The last time we posted about Jehovah’s Witnesses Governing Body member Tony Morris, he was complaining about the evils of higher education. But in the latest video for the JW online television network, Morris gets even worse.

During a discussion about child abuse and how Church members who go through that should always report it — so far, so good — Morris said the JW Church has long condemned abusive behavior.

To prove it, he brings up an issue of Awake! magazine from 1982 because, even then, the Church called for protecting children. He even reads from an article about “chickens” and “hawks” to support his argument (2:49 mark):



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Christian Theologian: Gay Marriage is a “Far More Serious” Problem Than Slavery

There’s been a series of questions going around the online Christian world following the Supreme Court’s marriage equality decision. Some are from the anti-gay crowd while others are from LGBT-affirming Christians.

But you have to check out the answer theologian Douglas Wilson gives to one question from the LGBT-affirming set:



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Brevard County (FL) Commissioners Will Soon Formalize Plan to Block Atheists from Giving Invocations

Nearly a year ago, we learned that the Brevard County Commissioners in Florida (below) had limited their invocations to “faith-based” groups — and the Central Florida Freethought Community could only speak during the “Public Comments” portion of the evening.



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