A California Megachurch Took Over a Local Public School Board and the Results are Disastrous

Last year, I posted about the Chino Valley Unified School District (in California), where Board of Education meetings resembled church services.

That’s not an exaggeration at all. Here’s just a snippet of what a meeting looked like:



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Pawtucket (RI) City Council Member Halts Meeting Until Man Stands Up for Pledge of Allegiance

At last week’s meeting of the Pawtucket City Council in Rhode Island, during the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance, Councilor Mark Wildenhain wouldn’t start saying it until everybody stood up.

And Joe Hart wasn’t standing up.



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Understanding the Religious Freedom Restoration Act

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, explains the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, the law that recently created a stir in Indiana.



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Missouri Woman, a Satanist, Will Claim “Religious Freedom” to Get Out of 72-Hour Abortion Waiting Period

“Mary” is a Missouri native who wants an abortion… but there are a couple of big obstacles in that state:

… Planned Parenthood of St. Louis is currently the only abortion provider in the state. Not only does Mary live hundreds of miles away, but there is also a dehumanizing 72 hour waiting period between her initial appointment and the procedure itself. This means that Mary must either find lodging or make the trip twice. She doesn’t have the means to do this.

That’s from a GoFundMe page to help cover her costs. But beyond that, The Satanic Temple, to which Mary belongs, is trying to work around the 72-hour waiting period that women are required to go through by invoking the “religious freedom” argument.

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As Sen. Bernie Sanders Prepares to Announce His Candidacy for President, a Reminder About His Faith

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders plans to announce tomorrow that he’ll run for the Democratic presidential nomination. I’m glad he is; he has virtually no chance of winning, but his opinions being in the debate could move Hillary Clinton a little more to the left.

It also raised another question: When you have an Independent senator from deep-blue Vermont, a self-described “democratic socialist,” how religious could he really be?

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