Arkansas State Senator: The Majority Grants the Minority Their Rights “By Choice”

After the Supreme Court’s marriage equality ruling, Arkansas State Senator Jason Rapert was livid. (You may recognize him as the same politician who recently passed a bill to erect a Ten Commandments monument on Capitol property.)

He made a Facebook post whining about the inevitable Christian persecution — as if gay weddings will now end by sacrificing a priest — when one commenter told him that the “Rights of minorities are not overruled by the whims of the majority.”

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ACLU Joins FFRF in Opposition to the Religious Freedom Restoration Act

The long overdue celebration over the decision that makes gay marriage just marriage overshadowed an important piece of news for the secular movement. On June 25, the ACLU announced that it would no longer support the Religious Freedom Restoration Act — the federal law Hobby Lobby used to successfully challenge the contraception provisions of the Affordable Care Act.



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Judge Asked to Remove “An Appeal to Heaven” Flag from Arkansas County Courthouse

While everyone is talking about flags that shouldn’t be on government property, the Bradley County Courthouse in Warren, Arkansas is being called out for flying a flag reading “An Appeal to Heaven”:



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Despite Warning, Florida Sheriff Will Deliver Another Sermon in Uniform This Weekend

Polk County (Florida) Sheriff Grady Judd is the guy who has no idea what the boundary lines are between church and state. He’s given government presents to local churches and delivered sermons at a local church in uniform.

A few days ago, the Freedom From Religion Foundation sent Judd a formal letter of complaint warning him to stop his endorsement of religion while in his position as Sheriff.

So guess what he’s done now?

He signed up to deliver another sermon in uniform at Fellowship Church in Lakeland:

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Texas Mayor Defends “Jesus Welcomes You to Hawkins” Sign, Saying That Critics Would Also Oppose Superman

Last week, I posted about an 18-foot-wide sign that greets visitors to the city of Hawkins, Texas:

Mayor Will Rogers was defending the sign despite a letter of complaint from the Freedom From Religion Foundation, and his arguments are just getting more and more ridiculous.

His latest one was offered at last night’s city council meeting. Rogers argued that the sign should stay because Jesus is like Superman:

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