An Appeals Court Will Soon Decide if Michigan County’s Christian Prayers Are Illegal

The Jackson County Board of Commissioners in Michigan doesn’t understand how invocations work.

They deliver it themselves, which they can’t do. The invocations are always Christian, which constitutes government endorsement of religion. And when Peter Bormuth said all this at a 2013 meeting, they dismissed his concerns. One Commissioner literally turned his back on Bormuth.

When Bormuth filed a pro se lawsuit (in which he represents himself) against the County, things got worse:

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Congressman Will Skip Historic Speech Because Pope Doesn’t Hate Women, Muslims, and Science Enough

I’m not thrilled with all the taxpayer money being spent for Pope Francis‘ visit to the United States. But that’s not why Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) is protesting his visit.

Gosar says he won’t attend the Pope’s address next week to a joint session of Congress because the leader of the Catholic Church is too rational for his liking:

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If Donald Trump Can’t Condemn an Islamophobic Man, What Does It Say About the GOP?

In the most jaw-dropping moment I’ve seen in a campaign full of them, a man at a Donald Trump rally yesterday asked the Republican frontrunner when we’re going to fix the biggest problem in America:

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Instead of Saying Yes to Twerking Satanist, Florida Commissioners Drop Invocations Altogether

The Coral Springs (FL) City Commission has ended invocations at their meetings, all because Chaz Stevens, a Satanist, asked to participate.

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How Could an Atheist Support Any of These GOP Candidates?

Last year, I made a video about how atheists couldn’t be Republicans. The title was purposely hyperbolic but I think the point was clear. I didn’t understand how atheists who typically care about church/state separation, science education, LGBT rights, women’s rights, etc. could vote for the the current crop of GOP candidates.

They’re not old school conservatives like Barry Goldwater. Most are religious conservatives who believe the Bible trumps the Constitution, even in government. The rest seem to be pandering to that crowd even if they don’t share those views.

Watching the GOP debates yesterday, it was hard to picture any candidate up there worth voting for.

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