New Children’s Book Chronicles Girl’s Quest to Make the Wooly Mammoth South Carolina’s Official State Fossil

For a while last year, this was the story that never seemed to end.

Last January, third-grader Olivia McConnell wrote to her state representatives asking them to make the Wooly Mammoth South Carolina’s official state fossil.

After a couple of holdups, it looked like there were no objections and the bill would go through… but the version of the bill that passed through the State House contained a ridiculous amendment:

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Jeb Bush to Liberty University Graduates: Of Course My Christian Faith Dictates How I Govern

Yesterday, Jeb Bush, the Republican who’s supposed to be one of the more moderate candidates for the party’s Presidential nomination, gave the commencement address at the late Jerry Falwell‘s Liberty University and told the audience that the separation of church and state would be an afterthought if he were elected.



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Would Christians Want to Live in a Country Run by the Biblical God?

DarkMatter2525 asks a simple question: Would those who say they want to spend eternity with God be willing to vote for a theocracy run by Him?



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Sen. Chris Coons’ Excellent Speech to Atheists in Washington, D.C.

Last week, at the Secular Coalition of America’s Secular Summit, Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) gave a wonderful speech about the importance of secular values. Considering he’s a devout Presbyterian, maybe that was unexpected for some, but he emphasized the importance of church/state separation and the freedom of belief (and non-belief):



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Norway Finally Repeals Blasphemy Law

Even though the law hadn’t been used to convict anyone in more than 100 years, Norway finally scrapped its blasphemy law this week in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attacks:



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