Stop Spreading the Articles That Claim “Evangelicals Are the Least Faithful”

According to clickbait headlines everywhere, evangelical Christians are not very faithful:



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3 Reasons It Makes Sense to Live Together Before Marriage

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses why living together before marriage makes a lot of sense:



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These Are the Non-Religious Vows We Used at My Wedding

I’ve heard from a lot of people that it’s tough to have a non-religious wedding. You have to find an officiant who’s not a priest. You have to use (or write) a ceremony script and vows that don’t bring God into the mix. And, perhaps most importantly, you want to do it in a way that doesn’t draw attention to the fact that God’s not in there (because it might bother some of your guests).

That’s what we was going for, anyway. With the help of our officiant, my wife and I were able to create something that made both of us very happy. (And by “create,” I mean we swiped things heavily from the Internet.) In case anyone wants to know what a secular ceremony script looks like, though, this is pretty much what we ended up using. (Special thanks to Adam Lee for giving us the idea for the first reading.)



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Court-Appointed Marriage Commissioner Refuses to Perform Civil Ceremony for Non-Religious Couple

Tamar Courtney and Morgan Strong have been together for six years and will be getting married this summer in Virginia. They wanted a friend to officiate the ceremony but after facing some difficulties in obtaining his license, they figured they would just go to the county courthouse and take care of the legal paperwork. The formal ceremony with family and friends would just have to come at a later date.

For weeks, they tried contacting the Roanoke County Courthouse for information… to no avail. So they went to neighboring Franklin County instead. A judge there referred them to two court-appointed individuals, either of whom could perform a civil ceremony.

They contacted the first officiant, Bud Roth, and he told them he couldn’t perform the ceremony on courthouse grounds (for unknown reasons) but he could do it at his church.

Even though Tamar’s an Agnostic and Morgan’s an atheist, they just wanted to get the legal part of the ceremony over with, so they accepted his offer. After working out the cost, location, date, and time, Roth asked Tamar about the couple’s religious denomination.

She told him the truth: they weren’t religious. And that’s when Roth backed away.

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Humanist Weddings Are Hard to Come by, Even in Las Vegas

Raul Martinez is the president of the Humanists and Atheists of Las Vegas and he has a wonderfully important side business: He performs weddings for couples that don’t want God in the ceremony:

Sandy Lopez profiled his work in the Las Vegas Review-Journal:

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