Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo: We Shouldn’t Give Tax Incentives for the Noah’s Ark Theme Park

I mentioned earlier this week that the folks behind the Creation Museum were working on “Ark Encounter,” a Noah’s Ark-based theme park, and the Kentucky Tourism Development Finance Authority just gave preliminary approval for tax incentives that could be worth more than $18,000,000:



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Texas County’s Tax Assessor-Collector Decides to Print “In God We Trust” on All Documents

You know what the problem is with having “In God We Trust” on our currency and having it displayed in city council halls all over the country?

It’s just not enough for some people.

In Texas, Tarrant County Tax Assessor/Collector Ron Wright has taken the liberty of ordering a new printing plate for envelopes and tax statements just so he could put the religious motto on everything.



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Even Though the IRS Will Now Investigate Politicking Churches, a Christian Group is Claiming Victory Over FFRF

In 2012, the Freedom From Religion Foundation sued the IRS because of the government agency’s “failure to enforce electioneering restrictions against churches and religious organizations.” Basically, churches were endorsing political candidates from the pulpit and the IRS wasn’t doing anything to stop it. Part of the problem was that there was a vacancy in the position which normally handled those issues.

A couple of weeks ago, FFRF announced that it had reached a settlement with the IRS.

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During a Forum for This Florida County School Board, Candidates Were Grilled on Their Religious Beliefs

There’s an election coming up for seats on the School Board of Highlands County (in Florida) and the five candidates for District 5 all answered questions Wednesday night… at the Avon Park Lakes Baptist Church.

Okay, maybe that’s just a central location. Not the end of the world. The forum was sponsored by the church, after all.

So what did they ask the candidates during this forum?

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Chico City Council Won’t Respond to Atheist Group’s Request to Deliver Invocation

Before the Greece v Galloway Supreme Court ruling earlier this year, the Atheists of Butte County (in California) sent a letter to the Chico City Council urging them to put a stop to their invocation prayers.

In light of the ruling, they revised their suggestion: Okay, keep the invocations, but we want to start making them, too. And that should be a perfectly legal move. The City Council isn’t legally allowed to deny them that opportunity!

So instead, the council’s just ignoring them.

Here’s the atheist group’s leader George Gold:



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