In Response to Pro-Life Group’s Survey, Atheist Congressional Candidate Sends Back Condoms Reading “Prevent Abortion”

James Woods, the openly atheist candidate running for Congress in Arizona’s District 5, recently received a form letter from the National Pro-Life Alliance asking him to sign a pledge supporting the “sanctity of life.”

He wrote back, saying he couldn’t support policies that “jeopardize the health and stability of women and their families”… and threw in a little gift, too: Condoms that read: “Prevent abortion.”



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20-Year-Old School Division Trustee Wannabe from Winnipeg Supports Teaching Creationism in Science Class

Candace Maxymowich (below) is a 20-year-old Canadian conservative who wants to become a public school board trustee in Winnipeg. But even before she’s an official candidate — she can’t file until September 10 for the October election — she’s giving voters every reason not to support her.

Earlier this month, on Twitter, she voiced her support for abstinence-only sex education.

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Brevard County (FL) Commissioners Unanimously Vote to Block Atheists from Giving Invocations at Meetings

A few days ago, we learned that the Brevard County Commissioners in Florida (below) were going to limit their invocations to “faith-based” groups — and the Central Florida Freethought Community could only speak during the “Public Comments” portion of the evening.

Yesterday, during the Commission’s regular meeting, several people were there to speak out against the illegal policy.

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Saudi Arabia Commission Supposedly Calls for the Arrest of Atheist Bloggers, Though It’s Already Happened Before

Last year, 30-year-old Saudi Arabian blogger Raif Badawi was punished for starting a progressive website that called for, among other things, religious tolerance and women’s rights. That was insulting to Islam, said his critics. He was sentenced at the time to seven years in prison and 600 lashes.



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Alabama Atheist Who Opposed City’s “In God We Trust” Display Received Death Threat from Correctional Officer

A couple of weeks ago, several non-Christians spoke to the Mobile County Commission (in Alabama) because the elected officials had voted to put a plaque reading “In God We Trust” in the city’s Administration Building. Despite the opposition, the Commission decided to move forward with the display.

Amanda Scott, a member of the Mobile Atheist Community, was one of the people speaking out against it:



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