Cherokee County (Texas) Officials Reject Humanist Display Outside Courthouse, but Say the Nativity Scene Can Stay

If you walk past the Cherokee County Courthouse in Texas, it might be hard to miss this Nativity scene they have up right now:

If that’s allowed, surely a Humanist display would be allowed, too, right?

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Colorado Supreme Court Rules Against Atheists Suing the State Over Its “Day of Prayer” Proclamations

For years now, Colorado governors have been issuing proclamations in support of the Day of Prayer:

Several years ago, the Freedom From Religion Foundation (along with a few of their Colorado-based members) filed a lawsuit against the state in order to put a stop to that. They said the proclamations made them “feel like political outsiders” by endorsing religion, which also violated the state’s Constitution.

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Oklahoma Legislator Says Destroyed Ten Commandments Monument Will be Replaced

Last month, Michael Tate Reed Jr., a Christian who had been “diagnosed with Bipolar and… was off his medication,” drove a car into the Ten Commandments monument on the Oklahoma Capitol lawn. The monument had been a source of controversy for years, with the ACLU filing a lawsuit saying it constituted government endorsement of religion. [Read More…]

Conservative Group Sues IRS for Not Turning Over Correspondence with FFRF Regarding Politician-Endorsing Churches

Back in November of 2012, the Freedom From Religion Foundation sued the IRS because of the government agency’s “failure to enforce electioneering restrictions against churches and religious organizations.” Basically, churches were endorsing political candidates from the pulpit and the IRS wasn’t doing anything to stop it. (Part of the problem was that there was a [Read More…]

Evangelical Leader Wants to Recruit 1,000 Pastors Into Politics Because There Aren’t Enough Christians in Office Yet

If David Lane, who founded the American Renewal Project, has his way, 1,000 Christian pastors will run for public office, each with 500 Christian volunteers… and then they’ll get to work getting rid of any civil rights progress we’ve made as a country:

There is nothing in the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that establishes homosexual “marriage,” yet judges claim to have recently discovered one after 235 years of jurisprudence! Being subjected to such behavior is our own fault. We elected the politicians, who in turn, put the judges on their benches and allow them to run the country too often like tyrants without invoking the “separation of powers” that our democratic republic demands if it is to function in promoting freedom.

Because giving people the chance to publicly commit to each other, with the benefits our government offers married couples, is a mark of tyranny.

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