Lexington Herald-Leader Editorial Blasts Answers in Genesis for Discriminatory Hiring Practices

In a scathing editorial, the Lexington Herald-Leader blasted Answers in Genesis and Ken Ham who, yesterday, were denied tax incentives worth more than $18,000,000 because of their discriminatory hiring practices.



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Kentucky Will Deny Creationists $18,000,000 in Tax Rebates Because of Their Discriminatory Hiring Practices

Answers in Genesis, Ken Ham‘s ministry, is a religious non-profit. That’s why the Creation Museum can require you to sign a “statement of faith” if you want to work there. Ark Encounter, the Noah’s Ark theme park that’s eligible for millions of dollars in tax rebates, is a for-profit business. They cannot discriminate in hiring. [Read More…]

Atheists Wanted to Deliver Invocations, so the Arroyo Grande City Council Adopted a Moment of Silence Instead

Back in September, members of Atheists United San Luis Obispo (California) decided they wanted to deliver the invocation addresses in the cities of Arroyo Grande and Paso Robles.

It went well in Paso Robles, where atheist Kim McGrew delivered a speech with these lines:

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Indiana City, for Some Reason, Keeps Putting Up a Nativity Scene on Courthouse Grounds Every Year

There’s a Nativity Scene in Brookville, Indiana that has been up for over 50 years, despite warning letters (over the course of several years) from the Freedom From Religion Foundation to take it down.

Here are the only details that matter: The display is owned by the Town of Brookville and sits on the grounds of the Franklin County Courthouse.



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U.S. Court OKs Gay-Hating Pastor Scott Lively Getting Sued For Crimes Against Humanity… but Don’t Rejoice Just Yet

Scott Lively is not your average Christian homophobe. Most anti-gay Christians stop short of calling for the annihilation of gay people; and the occasional unhinged pastor, such as Steven Anderson, who wants the death penalty for homosexuals, has no serious political clout and no way of pushing the government into enacting such legislation.

But Lively had just such a chance when, in 2009, he became involved in Uganda’s infamous Kill the Gays bill. Fortunately, that shocking legislation was first toned down to become the “Just Put Gay People in Jail for Life” bill, as our own Hännah Ettinger remarked archly, and was then defeated on a technicality back in August of this year.

That doesn’t change the allegations that Lively, in the flesh, consulted with rabidly anti-gay Ugandan legislators, and in general fanned the flames of extreme anti-gay hysteria in that country, with fatal results for some.



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