Newly-Elected Texas State Senator Compares Roe v. Wade to Holocaust

Texas State Senator Charles Perry (below) decided his swearing-in ceremony last week would be a capital opportunity to invoke Godwin’s Law in his quest to force (his) God into the public square.

Describing his theocratic ambitions as part of a “spiritual battle for the spirit of this nation and the soul of its people,” he emphasized that abortion and same-sex marriage will be key issues.

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Reza Aslan is Wrong About Islam and This is Why

This is a guest post written by Muhammad Syed and Sarah Haider (below). They are co-founders of Ex-Muslims of North America, a community-building organization for ex-Muslims across the non-theist spectrum, and can be reached at @MoTheAtheist and @SarahTheHaider.

This past week, a clip of Reza Aslan responding to comedian Bill Maher’s comments about Islamic violence and misogyny went viral.



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Despite Stopping Government-Sponsored Prayer Breakfasts, This Atheist Has Only Received Positive Feedback

Last week, I posted about how atheist Carole Beaton and her attorney Peter Martin had filed a lawsuit against the city of Eureka, California in 2013 because Mayor Frank Jager (below) had been promoting prayer breakfasts using city resources.

The trial was supposed to take place later this month, but both sides recently settled the case out of court, with the city agreeing never to promote the breakfasts and paying Beaton $16,500 for attorney’s fees.

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Lucas Oil Millionaire Posts Rant on Facebook Against Atheists and Muslims “Running Our Country”

Charlotte Atkins Lucas and Forrest Lucas are the multi-millionaire founders of Lucas Oil, the company that owns naming rights to the stadium in which the Indianapolis Colts play.

Yesterday, Charlotte Lucas posted this rant on her Facebook page:



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Bill Maher and Sam Harris Debate “Islamophobia” with a Defensive Ben Affleck

In a conversation following up on last week’s rant against liberals who refuse to criticize Islam, Bill Maher and guest Sam Harris explained last night on Real Time why criticizing religious beliefs is fair game and not, as critics often claim, “Islamophobia”:



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