Texas County Leaders Reject Atheist Banner on Courthouse Lawn (But the Nativity Scene Can Stay)

In Kerr County, Texas, the War on Christmas is already underway.

Since a Nativity scene has been on the front lawn of the Kerrville County Courthouse every year since 1999, a local atheist recently made a simple request to put up a banner from the Freedom From Religion Foundation in the same space. His proposal was shot down unanimously by the Commissioners.


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Here’s a Reminder of What the Law Says About Tomorrow’s “See You at the Pole” Event

Tomorrow is See You at the Pole, the day when many Christian students gather around their schools’ flagpoles to pray to Jesus. It’s legal for students to hold these events as long as they play by the rules.

And who better to explain those rules than a legal fellow from the Freedom From Religion Foundation. Madeline Ziegler has a quick rundown of how the event must proceed to stay on the right side of the law.


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Christian Columnist Criticizes Atheists for Getting Bibles Removed from University-Affiliated Hotel

The Freedom From Religion Foundation recently stopped a hotel affiliated with Arizona State University from putting Bibles in the rooms — for obvious reasons. It’s not a private hotel, and a taxpayer-funded school shouldn’t be giving away Christian propaganda.

Linda Valdez, writing for the Arizona Republic, can’t believe it. She thinks FFRF is abusing the separation of church and state by, you know, defending it.


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Judge Says Nativity Scene in Indiana School District’s Holiday Concert Was Legal

For more than a year now, there’s been a legal battle raging over a Nativity scene in an Indiana high school’s holiday concert. Even though the District changed the live manger scene to one using statues instead of students, the blatant promotion of Christianity was still a problem. Yesterday, however, a judge ruled that the Nativity scene could stay, in part because of those statues.

This scene belongs in a church play, not a public school concert.

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Football Announcer at Center of Anthem Controversy Also Led Illegal Pregame Prayers

Pastor Allen Joyner got into a heap of trouble after he was quoted as calling for the murder of those who didn’t stand for the National Anthem. Joyner denies doing that and says his words were misinterpreted.

However, during an interview yesterday, he inadvertently revealed that the District was breaking the law in another way.


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