A Missouri Sheriff Put “In God We Trust” on All Department Cars, Upsetting One Reader in Particular

A lot of Sheriff’s Departments have been putting the phrase “In God We Trust” on their cars. Because they can hide behind the “It’s just our national motto” excuse, they’re thrilled to preach Christianity in a way that’s immune from legal action. The Freedom From Religion Foundation, however, has sent letters to various departments asking them to reverse course.

One particular department, in Missouri, rubbed a reader the wrong way.

Some background helps: She told me that her dad was Sheriff in Gentry County, Missouri for 28 years (elected for seven consecutive terms). He was an atheist personally but never spoke out against religion in public. He had a great reputation. Even criminals wanted to be tried in his jail because they knew, under his care, they would be safe, not go hungry, and their families would be kept up-to-date about their situations.

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A Four-Part Plan to End Discrimination Against Atheists (and Other Non-Catholics) in Irish Schools

In Ireland, where even State-funded schools are almost always run by the Catholic Church, students, parents, and teachers who don’t belong to the faith can be discriminated against in a variety of ways. Some students have even been denied admission into public schools for their non-Catholic beliefs. Making matters worse, the Irish government is considering two bills dealing with school admission and employment equality that would further alienate people of minority faiths or no faith.

In the Irish Times, Michael Nugent lays out four ways the government can fix the problem:



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Two Indian Sisters Will Be Raped as Punishment for Their Brother’s Affair

When an Indian man named Ravi had an affair with Krishna, a married woman who belonged to a higher caste, a local council made up of unelected men in the village decided to punish him.

They sentenced Ravi’s two sisters to be raped and paraded naked through the village with blackened faces.

Seriously. That’s the punishment.



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Sarah Palin Interviewed Donald Trump. (What’s the Opposite of a Meeting of the Minds?)

What happens when an ex-Governor who doesn’t know anything interviews a blowhard who thinks he knows everything?

Nothing. Nothing happens. There’s no substance. No depth. Just meaningless babble about how much everything sucks and an understanding that it’ll all just get magically fixed when their side is in charge.



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Highlights of the #TrumpBible

Following Donald Trump‘s latest Bible-related disaster where he couldn’t even name his favorite verse and claimed to love the Old and New Testament equally, the #TrumpBible hashtag began trending on Twitter, with people suggesting what the Good Book would look like with the Trump stamp of approval:



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