Back in August, Victoria (Australia) public schools finally scrapped their “special religious instruction” (SRI) classes after lots of criticism that it was really all about Christian indoctrination.
On Egypt’s Al-Assema TV last week, host Rania Mahmoud Yassin was going to moderate a conversation about religion between human rights activist Ahmed Harqan and another guest… but after the introducing the segment by mentioning the “unfortunate” truth that there were atheists in the country, Harqan took her to task for her bias, leading to a shouting match between the two over whether or not the existence of atheists was a bad thing:
Brace yourself: I’m about to talk about a city council… but the news is good!
Sean Faircloth, who used to head up the Secular Coalition for America, was recently appointed chairman of the Bangor (Maine) City Council. He was elected to the council last year and was just selected by his peers for the chairmanship:
Last week, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen was on Capitol Hill to speak about banking regulation and pointed out that the interest rates may rise this December for the first time since 2006.
Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA) jokingly urged her against taking that action using the typical Congressional trump card: God.