Another Government-Supported Ten Commandments Monument Could Go Up in Florida County

A couple of years ago, there was a lot of drama in Florida in response to a Ten Commandments monument outside the Bradford County Courthouse. Because government officials wanted it to remain there, they had to allow monuments from other religious/non-religious groups… or face a very risky lawsuit. American Atheists soon installed a bench outside the courthouse peppered with quotations about atheism and church/state separation:

Now, the Gilchrist County Commissioners appear to be following a similar path, supporting a Ten Commandments monument on government property:

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Mike Huckabee: If They Let Me, I Would’ve Said I’m Transgender to Shower with Girls in High School

Back in February, Mike Huckabee gave the closing speech at the 2015 National Religious Broadcasters Convention in Nashville, Tennessee. But his comments didn’t go online until this weekend (thanks, WND… I think).

Now, the man who defended Josh Duggar for molesting five little girls when he was younger is making headlines for his statements about transgender people.

According to Huckabee, allowing transgender people to use the restroom that’s appropriate for them means putting little children in harm’s way. (Watch at the 18:04 mark.)



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After Three Atheist Writers Are Killed in Bangladesh, Another Target is Brought to Safety in the U.S.

A few weeks ago, when atheist blogger Ananta Bijoy Das was brutally killed in Bangladesh, fellow activist Taslima Nasrin (below) mourned the loss and lamented how Bangladesh seemed to be worse than Pakistan (which was known for this sort of faith-based carnage).

Someone responded to her on Twitter with this not-so-veiled threat:

That person was referring to a list of Islamic critics targeted by radical Muslims:

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Outgoing Nigerian President Bans Female Genital Mutilation in One of His Last Acts in Office

In March, Nigeria decided not to re-elect Goodluck Jonathan to another term as President. But he’s making the most of his final days in office, getting the government to pass a ban on female genital mutilation in the country:



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Pittsylvania County Officials Lose Long-Running Fight to Pray to Jesus at Meetings

In 2012, the Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors in Virginia began each meeting with a prayer to Jesus Christ.

An anonymous woman had sued the city in response — but a judge ruled that the only way for the lawsuit to proceed was if she revealed her identity.

In a country where atheists can get harassed for simply suggesting, “If people want to pray, they should do it privately, not on the taxpayers’ dime,” it’s no surprise the person wanted to keep her identity hidden.

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