Atheist Philanthropist Makes $10,000 Donation to Support Right Wing Watch Blog

I said a couple of years ago that atheist philanthropist Todd Stiefel‘s most effective donation may have been the one he made to Religion News Service to hire a journalist to focus on atheism-related issues.

But his latest gift, to the tune of $10,000, is going to an equally-worthy cause.

Stiefel is giving the money to People For the American Way in order to support their brilliant Right Wing Watch blog:

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Republican Senator Blocks Resolution Stating Climate Change is Real, Then Gets Humiliated by His Colleague

When Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) spoke at last month’s Secular Coalition for America Lobby Day event, he talked about the problem of science denialism. You can see video of that at the 9:59 mark of the video below:

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Alabama Officials Oppose EPA Regulations Against Carbon Pollution Because It Defies God’s Will

Last month, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed rules that would have Alabama cutting its power plant carbon emissions by nearly 30% by 2030.

That would be good for the environment but bad for the state’s coal industry, which would likely have to lay off employees.

But that’s not the reason state officials are unhappy with the regulations. They’re upset because the EPA is defying’s God’s Will:

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Pierce County Council (in Washington State) Votes to Display “In God We Trust” in Chambers

A couple of days ago, we learned that the Pierce County Council in Washington state was considering a proposal to add the phrase “In God We Trust” to its chambers. At the time, only two of the seven council members opposed the plan.

Last night, the council decided to approve the religious display by a 4-3 vote. And the same dimwitted officials attempted to argue that this was good for everybody:

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It’s Ridiculous What This Atheist County Commissioner in Tennessee Has to Put Up With

Last month, the Roane County Commissioners in Tennessee decided to put the words “In God We Trust” on the county courthouse.

But one of the commissioners took a stand against the idea. Not only did Steve Kelley (below) support church/state separation, he admitted he was an atheist:

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