Secular Invocation Delivered in Groveland, Florida

Last night, Paul Tjaden delivered a secular invocation at a meeting of the Groveland City Council (in Florida):



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Kentucky State Senator: Mars Has the Same Temperature as Earth, so Climate Change is a Hoax

I didn’t realize Kentucky was holding a contest to replace Rep. Louie Gohmert as the dumbest elected official when it comes to climate change. But apparently they are and they have a candidate who might defeat him: Republican State Senator Brandon Smith:

Smith is a member of the Interim Joint Committee on Natural Resources and Environment, which met last Thursday to discuss new regulations from the Environmental Protection Agency that would limit carbon dioxide emissions from coal plants. Even though none of Kentucky’s coal plants would be shut down as a result, committee members were eager to point out that reason for the changes — to curb the effects of climate change — was pointless to begin with since it’s all a great big hoax:

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20 Questions Following the Hobby Lobby Ruling

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses 20 questions I have following the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling:


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Really, Canada? This is What You Call a Breakdown in Church/State Separation?

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper did something a couple of days ago that wouldn’t even generate a raise of an eyebrow in the United States. Celebrating Canada Day on July 1, he tweeted this seemingly innocuous message:

God bless you all, and God keep our true north, strong and free! #cdnpoli #CanadaDay


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Thanks to the Baptists Who Defend Church/State Separation

Back when Baptists were in the minority in the U.S., they were strong supporters of church/state separation. Now, firmly in the majority, we’ve seen them virtually in lockstep with the Christian Right. It’s a shock to many that groups like the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty are actually on our side when it comes to interpreting the First Amendment.

Ken Camp, writing for the Associated Baptist Press, reminds us how tough it is these days for Baptist ministers to speak out against their own congregations:



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