Ugandan Politician Allegedly Buried With $55,000 in Coffin (So God Will Forgive His Sins)

According to African news sources — so take this with a grain of salt — a former Ugandan government official, Charles Obong, was buried last month alongside 200,000,000 Ugandan shillings (about $55,250 USD) as a way to “appease God for the deceased’s earthly sins.” Because God loves a bribe.


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Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) Says He’ll Overturn Washington D.C.’s “Death With Dignity” Act

Last month, the Washington, D.C. city council passed a bill allowing terminally ill patients to end life on their own terms. But a Utah congressman wants to overturn the law. Because watching people suffer and making medical decisions on their behalf is the Republican Party’s favorite pastime.


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Warren Allen Smith, Author of Who’s Who in Hell, Has Died

Warren Allen Smith, a longtime atheist activist, died Monday evening at the age of 95.


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Nat Hentoff, an Anti-Abortion Atheist and Free Speech Advocate, Has Died at Age 91

Nat Hentoff, a longtime columnist for the Village Voice, the Wall Street Journal, and the secular publication Free Inquiry (among many, many others) died yesterday of natural causes at the age of 91. He was a long-time advocate for free speech, fought the death penalty, and was (to the surprise of many liberals) anti-abortion on philosophical grounds.


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The SC Dept. of Public Safety Will No Longer Send Christian Propaganda to Grieving Citizens

Just days after a Humanist group sent a letter to South Carolina’s Department of Public Safety, telling them to stop sending Christian propaganda to grieving residents, state officials say they will end the practice.


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