A City-Sponsored Hydraulic Cross May Soon Be Used to Promote Abortion, Gay Marriage, and Atheism

Last month, I posted about a giant hydraulic cross that goes up several times a year atop Dewey Hill in Grand Haven, Michigan:



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A Christian Minister Explains Why Church and State Should Remain Separate

Christian minister Dr. Robert Wilkerson, who runs an organization called People for the Christian Way (which, as far as I can tell, doesn’t actually exist), published a short but terrific piece at Al.com about why prayer doesn’t belong in public school.

Here are just a couple of his reasons:

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More Than $1,000,000 Given to Mostly-Religious Voucher Schools in North Carolina, Despite Legal Limbo

Last year, North Carolina lawmakers earmarked $10,000,000 for vouchers, offering up to $4,200 of taxpayer money per-student-who-qualified to private schools.

Because many of those schools have discriminatory admission standards (70% of the voucher-accepting schools are religious), take money away from public schools, and don’t abide by state educational standards, Superior Court Judge Robert Hobgood put a stop to the program earlier this year. After some legal back-and-forth, though, he just gave a green light for the first million dollars to be distributed:

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Can Atheists Ever Win Political Office?

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, answers the question: Can atheists ever win political office?



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Washougal City Council (WA) Votes to Have Invocation Prayers, but Not Without Silly Arguments from Both Sides

The Washougal City Council in Washington state just voted 4-3 to have religious invocations at their meetings, but it didn’t happen without a furious debate. The dissenters aren’t just a bunch of typical liberals, either:



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