Knoxville (IA) City Council Finally Votes to Take Christian War Memorial Off Government Land

Remember that display of a kneeling soldier, gun in hand, next to a Christian cross, that sits in taxpayer-funded Young’s Park in Knoxville, Iowa?

In September, the City Council was thinking about privatizing the land on which the Christian memorial sits so it could remain in place.

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U.S. Ambassador Tweets Support of Holding “No Religious Beliefs” Worldwide, “Free of Persecution & Fear”

Last week, Rabbi David Saperstein tweeted this on International Religious Freedom Day:

On Int’l #ReligiousFreedom Day, we affirm the right to hold no religious beliefs at all, and to do so free of persecution & fear. #humanism

Maybe you’re thinking “That’s nice, but so what?”

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Texas City Council Will Have Two Invocations at Meetings Just in Case an Atheist Delivers One

Last month, I posted about how the Keller City Council in Texas had invocation prayers at meetings. That alone isn’t a problem since the Supreme Court already ruled on its legality. That’s also why, last year, my friend Zach Moore of the Keller Humanists requested to deliver one of those invocations. Mayor Mark Matthews initially said no to him, but eventually relented at the request of the pastor who coordinated the speakers.

There was just one caveat: Moore could speak… but only if he was followed by a Christian speaker.

In other words, they weren’t going to have a meeting without a Christian prayer. It’s like they were saying, “You can┬ásay whatever you want… but we’re going to make sure a Christian has the last word.”



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Opal Covey, Prophetess Who Warned of God’s Wrath, Comes in Last Place in Toledo Mayoral Race

Opal Covey, the Ohio native and self-styled “prophetess” who knew she would win the election for mayor of Toledo, has lost the election for mayor of Toledo.

She came in last place. It wasn’t even close. You can barely see the green representing her support in the chart below.



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Evangelicals Have Lost the Culture Wars, So Now What?

If you’re feeling really depressed, this will cheer you up.

It’s a long Christianity Today article about how evangelicals can try to flourish in a society where they’ve totally lost the culture wars. For example, achieving their goals might require them being in an environment where gay cooties are on the loose:



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