After Atheists Blow the Whistle, U.S. Navy Says Bibles Must Be Removed from Base Hotel Rooms

If you visit a hotel in the United State, odds are you’ll find a Bible in the room (donated by Gideons International). There’s not much you can do about that. The hotels are privately owned and they have every right to do that, just as the Marriott chain (owned by Mormons) can also place a Book of Mormon in the nightstand.

But the U.S. Navy doesn’t have that right. They are not supposed to be in the business of endorsing religion. Yet the Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM) which runs more than 40 Navy Lodge hotels across the world also places those Bibles in rooms.

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Who Knew the IRS Had a Secret Pact with Atheists?

Last month, after getting hit with a lawsuit by the Freedom From Religion Foundation, the IRS finally said it would enforce their own rules and go after pastors who endorsed political candidates from the pulpit.

Because churches have non-profit status, those endorsements were illegal — but since the IRS was looking in the other direction for the past few years, many pastors not only took advantage of the opportunity, they flaunted it by mailing the IRS videos of their endorsement sermons.



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Christian-themed Park in Sioux City Now Getting $165,000 Boost from Iowan Taxpayers

Back in May, we learned that Shepherd’s Garden, a Christian-themed park being built in Sioux City, Iowa, was set to receive a $140,000 grant from the taxpayer-funded “Vision Iowa” program:

The Freedom From Religion Foundation sent the Vision Iowa group a letter detailing the constitutional violations that taxpayers would be on the hook for if the courts ruled against them:

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After Several Local Shootings, Pastors Want to Visit Florida Public Schools to “Help” Kids… and Spread the Faith

Times have been rough in Panama City, Florida lately. A series of shootings have put residents on alert, including students who will soon be heading back to school.

But when they arrive on campus, more than 30 Christian pastors will be waiting for them, validating that old political canard about never letting a serious crisis go to waste.



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Even Though the IRS Will Now Investigate Politicking Churches, a Christian Group is Claiming Victory Over FFRF

In 2012, the Freedom From Religion Foundation sued the IRS because of the government agency’s “failure to enforce electioneering restrictions against churches and religious organizations.” Basically, churches were endorsing political candidates from the pulpit and the IRS wasn’t doing anything to stop it. Part of the problem was that there was a vacancy in the position which normally handled those issues.

A couple of weeks ago, FFRF announced that it had reached a settlement with the IRS.

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