South Carolina County Council Approves “In God We Trust” Display Using Awful Reasoning

You’ll all be hardly surprised to learn that the York County Council in South Carolina voted last night to add an “In God We Trust” plaque to their meeting room:



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Humanists Hold Congressional Briefing on the Need for Non-Religious Military Chaplains

Earlier today, the American Humanist Association held a congressional briefing about the need for Humanist chaplains in the military.

Speakers included Jason Torpy (President of the Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers), Stephen Boyd (retired colonel and military chaplain), and Major Ryan Jean (current military member):



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Secular Invocation Delivered in Eustis, Florida

Last night, David Williamson delivered a secular invocation at a meeting of the Eustis City Commission (in Florida):



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Friendly Atheist Podcast Episode 6: Sarah Pulliam Bailey

Our latest podcast guest is Sarah Pulliam Bailey, a national correspondent for Religion News Service:

Sarah previously served as online editor of Christianity Today, where she interviewed people like Barack Obama in the midst of his 2008 campaign, Mike Huckabee, Malcolm Gladwell, Condoleezza Rice, and Tim Tebow. She’s also a former contributor to the excellent Get Religion blog on Patheos, a site that critiques stories about religion in the media.

We spoke with Sarah about the state of journalism, what it’s like to run a newspaper at an evangelical Christian college, and why Democrats seem afraid to reach out to non-religious voters.

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Christian Candidate for TN County Commission Slams Muslim Opponent for Not Being Patriotic Enough

Zak Mohyuddin (below) is running for a seat on the Coffee County Commission in Tennessee, but his opponent Mark Kelly is using Mohyuddin’s Muslim faith as a weapon against him, claiming he’s not patriotic like the good Christian Kelly:



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