Texas County Officials Put ‘In God We Trust’ Signs in Courtroom

The Upshur County Commissioners Court in Gilmer, Texas just got a new donation: An “In God We Trust” sign. (Several of them, in fact.) Long-time Ore City Fire Chief Gaston (Bubba) DeBerry and his wife Hughleen donated such signs not only to the Commissioners Court, but to three of the county’s four Justice of the [Read More...]

Atheist Billboard in Washington State Says God & Government Are a Dangerous Mix

That billboard, reading “God and government are a dangerous mix,” was just put up in Wenatchee, Washington by the Freedom From Religion Foundation. (An identical billboard will soon be up in Okanogan.) “Our efforts this year are to once again remind the public that ‘We, the people’ need to preserve our Founding Fathers’ goal to [Read More...]

Victory for Atheists in Ellwood City

Last week, I mentioned that Ellwood City (Pennsylvania) planned to vote on holding a lottery to decide who could put up a holiday display in City Hall. Obviously, this was a backdoor way to let Christians put up a Nativity Scene on public property. Last night, the borough council voted against the lottery 4-3. Victory! [Read More...]

Christian Right Group: The Economy is the Reason FFRF Stopped an Invocation Prayer

The Christian Right group American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) is pissed off that officials from Henrico County, Virginia voted to stop reciting invocation prayers before their meetings. They know why the FFRF went after the officials, too: Because they were violating the principle of church/state separation of the economy. Really: In today’s lagging [Read More...]

After Complaints, Henrico County Drops Invocation Prayer from Meetings

After 25 years of opening their Board of Supervisors’ meetings with a prayer — often a not-so-subtle Christian one — Henrico County (Virginia) officials have decided to stop promoting religion at their meetings before they get sued: The decision was reached Tuesday evening following a closed session to address a complaint the county received June [Read More...]


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