Secular Invocation in Grandville (MI) Addresses Discrimination Against LGBT Community

Last night’s city council meeting in Grandville, Michigan featured a secular invocation, courtesy of atheist Steven Belstra.

You may recall this is the same city where auto repair shop owner Brian Klawiter said earlier this year that he would not serve gay customers. (How he’d know they’re gay is anyone’s guess.)

That’s why Belstra, according to the advance text of his remarks, made sure to reference the important of civil rights and LGBT equality in particular:

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Florida Activist Now Wants “In Satan We Trust” Signs in City Halls

Chaz Stevens, already busy this winter putting up Festivus poles around the country, has a new goal in mind for 2016: Wherever he sees elected officials putting up “In God We Trust” signs in city hall, he’s going to request they also put up an “In Satan We Trust” sign.

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“JESUS Welcomes You to Hawkins” Sign is Still Causing Major Problems in Texas

It’s amazing how much trouble one sign can cause.

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“Kim Davis Has Won”: Kentucky Marriage Licenses May No Longer List County Clerks’ Names

Kim Davis is out of jail, back to work, and probably having a very merry post-Christmas with the knowledge that she pissed off a lot of reasonable people in 2015. She’s also the spark that may have just enacted a huge change in how Kentucky issues marriage licenses.

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin last week issued an executive order so that county clerks’ names won’t appear on marriage licenses anymore, in order to “ensure that the sincerely held religious beliefs of all Kentuckians are honored.” To Matt Barber and other right-wingers, that’s a huge victory for the pro-Davis crew:

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Kentucky County Home to Noah’s Ark Theme Park Will Now Allow Sale of Alcohol

Last Tuesday, 56% of voters in Grant County, Kentucky decided to lift the ban on alcohol sales, a result that’s being attributed largely to the turnout of young voters.

That means you’ll soon be able to purchase drinks before heading to Ark Encounter, the Noah’s Ark theme park. I’d call that ironic, except the alcohol may be necessary.

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