Judge Dismisses American Atheists’ Lawsuit Against the IRS

We know the IRS loves churches. We know this because on Pulpit Freedom Sunday back in 2012, more than 1,500 churches openly defied the law and endorsed a candidate for President.

The IRS sat back and did nothing about it.

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Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) Will Speak at Atheist Group’s Lobby Day Event

The Secular Coalition for America’s annual Lobby Day and Secular Summit will take place June 12-14, and I just received word that Rhode Island’s Senator Sheldon Whitehouse has confirmed that he will be the keynote speaker:

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Tehran Police Arrests “Happy” Video Dancers, Makes Them Repent on State Television

Take a look at this unforgivable affront to decency.

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National World War II Memorial May Soon Include a Plaque Honoring God

The National World War II Memorial opened in Washington, D.C. in 2004 and it’s a wonderful tribute to those who risked and gave their lives for our country.

But you know what it’s missing?


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Pennsylvania Judge Who Struck Down Gay Marriage Ban Also Destroyed Intelligent Design Movement

By now, you know that a judge in Pennsylvania struck down a ban against gay marriage today. It’s a wonderfully-written ruling worth reading in full, but what makes it especially great is that Judge John E. Jones III is a George-W-Bushappointed, Rick-Santorumapproved Republican who may be best known to this site’s readers as the judge who pretty much single-handedly destroyed the Intelligent Design movement in 2005 with his decision in Kitzmiller v. Dover.

Since the Religious Right is undoubtedly going to criticize him as some activist judge with a liberal agenda, it’s worth taking a look at some of the statements he’s made to show that those labels don’t apply to him at all.

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