Kansas State Senate Candidate ‘Misspoke’ About Paying Rent on a Church-Owned House

Is there anything funnier than when you get your words all jumbled up?  Like when you try to say “butternut squash” and it comes out “squtternut bosh”?! Classic comedy! Or, like, when you say, “Yeah, I’ve been paying rent to live in this church-owned and tax-exempt house since 2008.” But what you really meant to [Read More...]

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Will No Longer Have Christian Prayers Before Football Games

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga used to recite Christian prayers before football games. But in May, the Freedom From Religion Foundation sent them a letter (PDF) asking them to put a stop to it: Our complainant, a University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football game attendee, reports that the invocations at football games from 2010 [Read More...]

Ten Commandments Monument in Front of Junior High Gets Boarded Up and Removed

This is the picture of a Ten Commandments monument in front of Connellsville Junior High East in Pennsylvania — it’s been up there since the Fraternal Order of Eagles donated it in 1957: If you’re confused, it’s because the monument is now boarded up. You can thank Americans United for Separation of Church and State [Read More...]

Annie Laurie Gaylor Speaks About the History of Women in Freethought

I haven’t had a chance to watch this yet, but if it’s Annie Laurie Gaylor speaking about the history of women in freethought (from CFI’s Women in Secularism Conference), it’s bound to be good. As always, if you hear anything especially noteworthy, leave a timestamp and summary in the comments! [Read more...]

McAlester, Oklahoma May Remove Christian Silhouettes From Street Signs

If you’re driving around McAlester, Oklahoma, you might see street signs topped with images like these: In fact there are about 150 of those silhouettes atop street signs in the city — illegal government endorsements of Christianity, all of them. To their credit, the McAlester City Council is considering taking pre-emptive action and removing the [Read More...]


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