Useless New Tennessee Law Creates Weekend of Prayer for Students

A new bill signed into law by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam will designate the first weekend in August as “Tennessee’s Weekend of Prayer Over Students,” when

the people of this state may, in accordance with their own faith and consciences, turn to prayer, meditation, or otherwise give thanks for the students of this state as well as their teachers, administrators, and schools.



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Teen Atheist in Singapore Convicted on Charges of Obscenity and Wounding Religious Feelings

I’ll hand it to Amos Yee Pang Sang. The teenage YouTuber has some entertaining videos:



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Swedish Group Wants to Know Why Embassy Rejected Bangladeshi Blogger’s Visa Request Before He Was Killed

We learned early this morning that blogger Ananta Bijoy Das was hacked to death with machetes as he walked to work:

While there’s a lot we don’t know, one piece of information that has come out since his death is that Das had been invited to Stockholm by the Swedish branch of PEN (the same group that recently gave a Courage award to Charlie Hebdo).

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Allen West’s Exposé on Religious Discrimination at Walmart Fails Even the Simplest Fact-Checking

On Sunday, former Congressman Allen West uncovered a really worrying example of Christian persecution in Dallas — an “ominous” sign, in fact. As West told it, a local Walmart seemed to be allowing a Muslim employee to refuse service for religious reasons, with no one objecting — while the Christian-hating government persecutes Christians for doing the same kind of thing:



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Once Again, an Atheist Blogger Has Been Hacked to Death in Bangladesh

For the third time since the beginning of the year, an atheist writer has been killed in Bangladesh.

Following Dr. Avijit Roy in February and Washiqur Rahman in March, a group of anonymous attackers killed blogger Ananta Bijoy Das yesterday (or late last night, U.S. time) as he walked to work:



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