Just Like That, American Atheists Booted from CPAC

After a Republican gay rights group had problems getting into CPAC, I was stunned that American Atheists managed to get a booth at the uber-conservative conference so easily… and it appears that CPAC finally realized what they had done.

Less than a day after AA made the announcement, CPAC has booted them from the conference. Why? Check out this reaction from Christian Right leader Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council:

“CPAC’s mission is to be an umbrella for conservative organizations that advance liberty, traditional values and our national defense,” said Perkins, who spokes at CPAC in 2012. “Does the American Conservative Union really think the liberties and values they seek to preserve can be maintained when they partner with individuals and organizations that are undermining the understanding that our liberties come from God? Thomas Jefferson warned against such nonsense.”

The social conservative leader added: “If this is where the ACU is headed, they will have to pack up and put away the ‘C’ in CPAC!”

What Perkins wants, Perkins gets. So CPAC is now telling American Atheists they will not be allowed to attend:

Dan Merica of CNN has the updates on Twitter:

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Going to CPAC, the Conference for Fringe Conservatives? Be Sure to Say Hello to the Atheists

If you’re planning to attend the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in a couple of weeks — and I’m sure you are — you’ll see Sen. Ted Cruz, Gov. Chris Christie, Donald Trump, Rick Santorum, Sarah Palin… and American Atheists?!

Yep, the atheist group just announced (via email) that they will be manning an informational booth at the infamous gathering for those on the rightmost edge of the political spectrum:

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Jerry Boykin Believes in the Return of Rambo Jesus — and Says That the Savior Wants You To Buy an AR-15

Words fail, so I’ll just let this speak for itself. It’s the just-surfaced audio of a speech that Jerry Boykin, executive vice president of the Family Research Council, delivered at the WallBuilders’ Pro-Family Legislators Conference in November:

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Former Republican Leader Tom DeLay: God Wrote the U.S. Constitution

Who wrote the United States’ Constitution? Well, you might think James Madison had something to do with it… but you’d be wrong.

The correct answer is: God.

At least that’s what former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay says:

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Alabama House Overwhelmingly Approves Bill That Will Put Ten Commandments Displays in Public Schools

Last week, we learned that Alabama State Rep. Duwayne Bridges (R, obviously) was sponsoring a bill that would allow public display of the Ten Commandments:

House Bill 45 would amend the state Constitution to say:

Property belonging to the state may be used to display the Ten Commandments, and the right of a public school and public body to display the Ten Commandments on property owned or administrated by a public school or public body in this state is not restrained or abridged. The civil and political rights, privileges, and capacities of no person shall be diminished or enlarged on account of his or her religious belief. No public funds may be expended in defense of the constitutionality of this amendment.

The Ten Commandments shall be displayed in a manner that complies with constitutional requirements, including, but not limited to, being intermingled with historical or educational items, or both, in a larger display within or on property owned or administrated by a public school or public body.

The legality of these displays is sure to be questioned now that the House has voted overwhelmingly in favor of the change:

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