If Kim Davis Won’t Issue Marriage Licenses to Same-Sex Couples, Arrest Her

Kim Davis, the Rowan County (Kentucky) clerk, began her descent into disgrace by refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples in the wake of Obergefell. She was then sued for failing to do her job, and the courts said she had to issue the licenses. She appealed the case… and lost. Her lawyers tried to get the Supreme Court to overrule that decision, and yesterday, they denied that appeal, too.

Today, she’s decided the U.S. Government’s authority is superseded by a higher power.

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Freethought Group Forms in Pakistan, a Country Where Blasphemy is Still a Crime

With all the atheists who have been murdered in nearby India and Bangladesh recently, it’s quite the act of courage to publicly announce that you’re setting up a freethought center in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, a country where blasphemy is still a crime. But that’s what some brave atheists have done:



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Bryan Fischer: Mt. McKinley’s Being Renamed Because Obama Hates White Republican Americans

The White House announced yesterday that Mt. McKinley, the tallest mountain in the United States, would be renamed “Denali.” It’s what native Alaskans have long called the mountain and makes plenty of sense when you consider that President McKinley never even stepped foot in the state.

Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski applauded the change, saying “I’d like to thank the president for working with us to achieve this significant change to show honor, respect and gratitude to the Athabascan people of Alaska.”

But the American Family Association’s Bryan Fischer knows the real reason President Obama wants to change the name.



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A Missouri Sheriff Put “In God We Trust” on All Department Cars, Upsetting One Reader in Particular

A lot of Sheriff’s Departments have been putting the phrase “In God We Trust” on their cars. Because they can hide behind the “It’s just our national motto” excuse, they’re thrilled to preach Christianity in a way that’s immune from legal action. The Freedom From Religion Foundation, however, has sent letters to various departments asking them to reverse course.

One particular department, in Missouri, rubbed a reader the wrong way.

Some background helps: She told me that her dad was Sheriff in Gentry County, Missouri for 28 years (elected for seven consecutive terms). He was an atheist personally but never spoke out against religion in public. He had a great reputation. Even criminals wanted to be tried in his jail because they knew, under his care, they would be safe, not go hungry, and their families would be kept up-to-date about their situations.

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A Four-Part Plan to End Discrimination Against Atheists (and Other Non-Catholics) in Irish Schools

In Ireland, where even State-funded schools are almost always run by the Catholic Church, students, parents, and teachers who don’t belong to the faith can be discriminated against in a variety of ways. Some students have even been denied admission into public schools for their non-Catholic beliefs. Making matters worse, the Irish government is considering two bills dealing with school admission and employment equality that would further alienate people of minority faiths or no faith.

In the Irish Times, Michael Nugent lays out four ways the government can fix the problem:



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