Oregon Bill Allowing Secular Celebrants to Solemnize Marriages Passes Through House Rules Committee

Oregon is currently one of those states that doesn’t allow atheists to solemnize marriages. Religious clergy or county clerks can do it, but not certified Secular Celebrants.

But legislators may soon fix that.

House Bill 3483, which was introduced by Rep. Mitch Greenlick and just passed through the Rules Committee yesterday, would amend existing law to allow a non-religious alternative.

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Lawyer Defending Creationist Theme Park Just Drafted Bill Giving Tax Breaks to Similar Attractions in Louisiana

We know that Creationist Ken Ham‘s Answers in Genesis is currently suing the state of Kentucky because he wrongly thinks his for-profit company can limit its hiring to Christians only. Earlier this year, he even posted a video that featured a lawyer defending his right to discriminate:

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Oklahoma Legislators Almost Asked President Obama to Condemn Dead Christians

Of course President Obama condemns violence against people of faith (and no faith, for that matter).

Of course he does. I’m sure every elected official would.

But Oklahoma State Rep. Sally Kern — a Republican, in case you had any doubt — wants it in writing.

So she submitted House Resolution 1022 to make it official:

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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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