American Atheists Apologizes for Misquoting Sarah Palin on Billboard and Plans to Fix It

After planning to put up a billboard in Austin, Texas featuring a quotation by Sarah Palin — one that she never actually said, though her intent was the same — they’re going to fix the sign so that it properly quotes her. [Read more...]

Cardinal Keith O’Brien Faces Vatican Inquiry After Scandal Admission

The Cardinal Keith O’Brien gay sex scandal rumbles on unabated, but as I ate my breakfast this morning, I was greeted by the news that the Cardinal has now essentially admitted to the allegations made by three priests and a former priest last week. While it’s not unusual for priests to admit to these things, I would say that most tend to deny such allegations, especially at the beginning. I should be careful at this point and say that O’Brien hasn’t actually admitted to anything specific. The key section in his statement this morning is this: [Read more...]

About the American Atheists Billboard Misquoting Sarah Palin…

One of the billboards American Atheists just put up in Texas was this one, featuring Sarah Palin:

She’s quoted as saying:

“We should create law based on the God of the Bible”

Just one problem: She never said those exact words… [Read more...]

Despite Atheist Speaking Out Against It, County Officials Vote to Reinstate Prayer at Meetings

Boyle County Fiscal Court (in Kentucky) used to open meetings with a Christian invocation. After atheist Ricky Smith spoke out against it a couple of months ago, the county replaced that invocation with a moment of silence. For his efforts, Smith was rewarded with harassment by local Christians. [Read more...]

American Atheists Launches ‘Go Godless Instead’ Billboard Campaign in Texas

Today marks the launch of American Atheists’ latest billboard campaign, featuring notable people saying awful things all because of their faith. Politicians Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin, Rick Santorum and local Pastor Robert Jeffress all get a star turn due to their awful statements. The Ex-Pope is featured (both in English and Spanish) next to a statement about how the Catholic Church covered up sexual abuse by their priests. And a generic statement against faith is shown next to an image of a church:

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