People Are Seriously Defending Public School Plaques Given “in the Name of the Holy Christian Church”

If you visited Mountain Peak Elementary School or Longbranch Elementary School in Midlothian, Texas last year, you would’ve seen this plaque hanging near the entrances:



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After Long Ignoring Their Requests, Chico City Council Invites Atheists to Deliver Multiple Invocations Next Year

The Atheists of Butte County (in California) have been urging the Chico City Council for a while now to let them deliver invocations at meetings.

For a while, the city council just ignored their requests, despite receiving a letter from the Freedom From Religion Foundation.

But group leader George Gold (below) kept trying:



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Why Are Taxpayer-Funded Charter Schools in Texas Involved in a Christian Athletic League?

The Texas Christian Athletic League was formed in 1991 with a very specific purpose:

[It was formed] with a heart toward providing high school student athletes with a competitive sports arena within a Christian culture… It has been a road paved with ups and downs, and though our league is young we have learned a vast amount and improved a great deal. Our future is bright because we can accomplish all things through Christ and through your support.

The by-laws even state that schools can be terminated from the league for failing in the area of “Christian conduct.”

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Arkansas Restaurant Owner Defends Church Bulletin Discount by Saying Atheists Can Just Download One Online

I don’t understand why business owners can’t grasp a simple concept: They have to treat their customers equally. Just as bakers can’t say they won’t make you a wedding cake because you’re gay, restaurant owners can’t say that Christians get to pay less than everyone else. But we’ve seen that sort of thing happen time and time again.

The latest brouhaha involves Bailey’s Pizza in Searcy, Arkansas, where owner Stephen Rose will take 10% off your meal if you bring in a church bulletin (see above sign). But since that discriminates against non-Christians, the Freedom From Religion Foundation sent him a warning letter (on behalf of a local resident).

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Ben Carson: Removing Bibles from Navy Hotel Rooms is the Same as Imposing Atheism on Everybody

Ben Carson, the retired neurosurgeon who’s frequently touted as a Republican presidential candidate in 2016, has an article up at National Review about “Atheist Absurdities” and it features gems like this one:



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