After Lengthy Battle, Supreme Court Declines Atheist’s Case, Rules in Favor of Illinois Politician to Give $20,000 to Christian Group

Last we heard from atheist activist Rob Sherman, he had filed a lawsuit after Illinois legislators gave $20,000 to the Friends of the Cross organization “for the purchase and installation of new exterior panels for the cross to replace existing panels that are missing, worn or rusted.”

In other words, Sherman was opposed to the state giving thousands of dollars to repair this:

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Christian Right Leader: ObamaCare Leads to a ‘Hitler-Kind of Killing Machine’

We already know the government gave $542,400,000 in funding to Planned Parenthood last year. That money paid for cancer screenings, STD/STI tests, contraception… and not abortions (since those are not funded by the government).

Liberty Counsel founder and Religious Right spokesbigot Mat Staver not only ignores that reality entirely, he’s making the claim that Obama (and Congress and liberals and everyone else, pretty much) is just like… well… take a look (beginning at the 7:00 mark):

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Darwin Day Resolution Introduced in Congress

Yesterday, Rep. Rush Holt (D-NJ) submitted a resolution “[e]xpressing support for designation of February 12, 2013, as Darwin Day and recognizing the importance of science in the betterment of humanity.” [Read more...]

U.S. Religious Freedom Commission Once Again Champions the Rights of Atheists

In December, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) posted on its website an encouraging call for the decriminalization of atheism in countries where nonbelievers suffer persecution, and I blogged about it here. Happily, the commission has one-upped itself. [Read more...]

nakedpastor Deconstructs Mark Driscoll’s ‘Obama Is Not a True Christian’ Tweet

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