Check Out This Public High School Marching Band’s Jesus-tastic Show

Last year, at Dobyns-Bennett High School in Kingsport, Tennessee, the marching band that performed during halftime of football games had a show that appeared to repeatedly promote Christianity.

See how many you can spot in this screenshot alone:

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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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Portland Public School Choirs Were Told To Sing “Sacred” Music at Catholic Shrine

For a couple of weeks now, there’s been a lot of chatter in Oregon because students in the Portland Public Schools will no longer perform at The Grotto during the Catholic shrine’s Festival of Lights this December. The longtime tradition is coming to an end after the Freedom From Religion Foundation pointed out that the Grotto is a religious venue.

A petition claims that FFRF overstepped its bounds here because the Grotto was “never a Catholic tradition, it wasn’t a religious tradition, it was a performance tradition.”

But there’s even more evidence now that the Grotto was clearly not a secular venue.

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Texas Sheriff Tells Atheists to “Go Butt a Stump”

Last month, after the Freedom From Religion Foundation asked police departments and sheriff’s offices around the country to remove “In God We Trust” stickers from vehicles, Childress Police Department Chief Adrian Garcia in Texas sent back a letter with a simple message:

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Atheist Group Gives $20,000 Donation to Doctors Without Borders Following Hospital Bombing

Kudos to the Freedom From Religion Foundation and its new humanitarian arm Nonbelief Relief for making a $20,000 donation to Doctors Without Borders following the accidental U.S. bombing of one of its hospitals in Afghanistan:

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