After 14 Months of Waiting, Atheist Delivers Invocation Address at Orange County Budget Meeting

Earlier this month, an atheist finally delivered an invocation address before a meeting of the Orange County (FL) Board of County Commissioners.

Sure, it took place at a Budget Workshop.

Sure, it happened after 14 months of trying.

Sure, it probably had something to do with the fact that he used to be a senior Orange County employee… But still! Go Warren Geltch!



[Read more…]

Rowan County (NC) Commissioners Appeal Judge’s Decision So They Can Keep Praying to Jesus at Meetings

I posted back in May about the Rowan County Board of Commissioners in North Carolina and how they used to pray to Jesus at virtually every meeting.



[Read more…]

Bryan Fischer’s Latest Lie: The Lafayette Shooter “Was a Big Time Barack Obama Supporter”

I know Bryan Fischer has no credibility outside his Christian bubble, but he outdid himself with his latest lie. Usually, Fischer and his buddies (like pseudo-historian David Barton) take a shred of truth and wildly distort it to suit their needs. In this case, even that bit of truth was missing.



[Read more…]

Fox News Host Endorses Separation of Church and State… Wait, What?

For some reason, I was getting a lot of angry email from Christians yesterday morning telling me that if I didn’t like “In God We Trust” on our money, I shouldn’t use it. I had no idea what prompted them to use JesusLogic on me until I saw this clip from yesterday’s episode of Outnumbered on Fox News Channel. The hosts were discussing a Missouri Sheriff who put a sticker with the Godly phrase on all the department’s vehicles.

One of the guest hosts, Democratic strategists Julie Roginsky, did something during the segment that you don’t normally see on Fox News: She made sense.



[Read more…]

Boy Scouts of America Finally Ends Ban on Gay Leaders, but Atheists Are Still Not Welcome

In 2013, the Boy Scouts of America finally said gay scouts would not be kicked out of the organization, but gay scout leaders were still banned.

Last month, the BSA’s own President, Robert Gates, said the homophobia had to stop or the organization wouldn’t be around much longer.

And today, the organization’s National Executive Board voted to officially end the gay leader ban for good:



[Read more…]