63 Texas Republicans Put It In Writing: Marriage Equality “Could Lead to the Recognition of” Pedophilia & Incest

Last Monday, Texas Republicans proved once again that they have little grasp of reality when it comes to the consequences of marriage equality.

Texas’ ban on same-sex marriage was struck down in February, but U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia suspended the decision pending an appeal from the state. Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has pledged to reinstate the ban, and 63 Republican lawmakers who are part of the Texas Conservative Coalition want to show their support.

So they did — by signing an amicus brief asserting that marriage equality could lead to pedophilia, incest and polygamy.

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Despite Approving “In God We Trust” Plaque, Mobile County Commission Ignores Similar Requests by Atheists & Pagans

Yesterday, a group of Pagans, universalists, and atheists went to the Mobile County Commission (in Alabama) to request they put up displays reading things like “In Reason We Trust.” It was in response to a recent vote to put “In God We Trust” on a plaque in the city’s Administration Building.

So how did that go? Well, the people who spoke in support of the atheist display were perfectly reasonable:

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Christian-themed Park in Sioux City Now Getting $165,000 Boost from Iowan Taxpayers

Back in May, we learned that Shepherd’s Garden, a Christian-themed park being built in Sioux City, Iowa, was set to receive a $140,000 grant from the taxpayer-funded “Vision Iowa” program:

The Freedom From Religion Foundation sent the Vision Iowa group a letter detailing the constitutional violations that taxpayers would be on the hook for if the courts ruled against them:

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Secular Invocation Delivered in Largo, Florida: “Human Beings are the Solution to Human Problems”

Last night, Joe Reinhardt delivered a secular invocation at a meeting of the Largo City Commission (in Florida), making him the first atheist in the county to ever have that honor.



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After Alabama County Votes to Put Up “In God We Trust” Plaque, Atheists and Pagans Fight for Their Own Displays

Back in June, the Mobile County Commission (in Alabama) voted 2-1 to put the words “In God We Trust” on a plaque in the city’s Administration Building. (The most surprising thing about that? Until now, “In God We Trust” wasn’t on a government-issued plaque in Mobile, Alabama.)

Before the vote took place, eight people spoke to the commissioners about the plaque — and seven of them opposed it, including Amanda Scott (below):



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