Interfaith Group Forms in Response to Local Invocation Policy, So Officials End Prayers Altogether

Back in May, in North Carolina, Lincoln County Board of Commissioners chairman Carrol Mitchem (below) made a startling comment about the board’s invocation policy:



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“In God We Trust” Stickers on Police Cars Lead to Dueling Protests in Florida

Bonifay, Florida is another city where the local police chief has put “In God We Trust” stickers on all the department’s vehicles for reasons that *totally* have nothing to do with Jesus. (All hail Jesus.)

It’s a decision that led to dueling protests over the weekend:



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Donald Trump: I Don’t Know If I’ll Campaign for Atheist Votes Since They “Might Not Like Me”

We know Donald Trump calls himself religious (“I go to church”) and is trying to win over the GOP’s conservative base, even if he’s horrible at speaking Christian-ese.

Given his attempts to reach out to religious voters, Trump was asked at a recent campaign stop in Iowa whether he would also try to get the votes of atheists:



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Russian Politician Argues That Gay Emojis Are Illegal

Finally, Russian officials are tackling the real problems plaguing society: Gay emoji.



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A Public Dialogue on the Topic of “Islamophobia”

Earlier this week, WNYC in New York City aired a public conversation about “Islamophobia” (that was taped in May). It included six panelists with varying takes on Islam, including Bassem Youssef (who hosted a Daily Show-like program in the Middle East) and Faisal Saeed Al Mutar (who began the Global Secular Humanist Movement on Facebook).



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