Washougal City Council (WA) Votes to Have Invocation Prayers, but Not Without Silly Arguments from Both Sides

The Washougal City Council in Washington state just voted 4-3 to have religious invocations at their meetings, but it didn’t happen without a furious debate. The dissenters aren’t just a bunch of typical liberals, either:



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We’re Looking for More Volunteers to Help Track Anti-Church/State Separation Legislation Across the Country

Last month, I put out a call for people who might help me track legislation that threatens to erode the wall between church and state, whether it’s making the Bible the official State Book or altering science curriculums so that public schools teach Creationism alongside evolution. I received an incredible number of responses — and [Read More…]

This Public School District Was Taken Over by Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Men and Then All Hell Broke Loose

I’m late to this one, but I finally had the chance to listen to a recent episode of This American Life which documents the true story of how a group of ultra-orthodox Jews took over a public school district in East Ramapo, New York.



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Atheist Puts a Stop to City-Sponsored Prayer Breakfasts in Eureka, California

In early 2013, atheist Carole Beaton along with attorney Peter Martin (below) filed a lawsuit against the city of Eureka, California and Mayor Frank Jager for promoting prayer breakfasts with city resources:



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Religious Right Leader, Unable to Find Actual Examples of Christian Persecution, Cites Three Debunked Ones

At the Values Voter Summit yesterday, Liberty Institute President Kelly Shackelford explained how Christians were under attack in American… and offered three examples.

All three, as you might expect, have been thoroughly debunked.

Right Wing Watch explains:



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