Atheist Initially Denied U.S. Citizenship Due to Her Secular Ethics Gets Decision Reversed & Will Take Oath Soon

Last month, non-religious Californian Adriana Ramirez, a legal immigrant, applied for U.S. citizenship… but she was rejected after officials read her response to the question about whether she would bear arms for our country (in the event of a war):



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Why is Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker Tweeting a Bible Verse?

You don’t expect a lot of surprises in an elected official’s Twitter and Facebook feeds but Wisconsin’s Governor Scott Walker provided one on Sunday:

Philippians 4:13? (That’s the verse that reads “I can do all this through him who gives me strength.”)

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Conservative Radio Host Hangs Up on Reasonable Atheist Caller for Being ‘Intolerant’

I don’t think the atheist who called into The Mark Levin Show on Monday expected to be insulted by the host. The conservative radio host got into a verbal battle that backfired because, in short, the atheist was right. The caller took issue with Levin’s comment that the next Republican presidential nominee had to have “faith” (among other things) leading to this conversation:



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The 2014 Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Cultural Humanism Goes to…

The “Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Cultural Humanism” is given out by the Humanist Community at Harvard, the American Humanist Association, and the Harvard Community of Humanists, Atheists, and Agnostics.

This year, the award will be given to former Congressman Barney Frank:



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Republican House Candidate Who Said Autism Was the Result of God’s Anger Over Gay Marriage Just Won Her Primary

Susanne Atanus, the 55-year-old Republican who told a local newspaper that God put autism and dementia on Earth as punishment for marriage equality and abortion, just won her primary for a seat in the House of representatives. She will face off against incumbent Democrat Rep. Jan Schakowsky this November:

Voters in the Republican primary will have two very different candidates to choose from in the 9th Congressional District, as David Earl Williams III and Susanne Atanus vie for the right to face Rep. Jan Schakowsky in the fall…

“I am a conservative Republican and I believe in God first,” Atanus said. She said she believes God controls the weather and has put tornadoes and diseases such as autism and dementia on earth as punishment for gay rights and legalized abortions.

Party leaders in the state urged her to drop out of the race, but she didn’t. Worked out for her (and maybe the rest of us, too); she came away with a narrow victory over her opponent David Earl Williams III:

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