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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In Swing States, Christians are Fading and Nones are Rising

Maybe if we keep giving politicians reason to pay attention to those of us without religion, some of them (hi, Bernie Sanders!) will take the hint.

Using the Pew Research Center’s 2007 Religious Landscape survey and their own 2014 American Values Atlas, the Public Religion Research Institute took a look at the religious demographic changes in the political swing states.

They found that, down the line, every state is losing Christians and gaining people without religion.



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An Atheist, Two Pastors, and Sean Hannity Discussed Religious Freedom and It Went Exactly As You’d Expect

Last night, American Atheists President Dave Silverman appeared on Sean Hannity‘s Fox News show to talk about religious freedom… alongside two pastors known for their conservative Christian faith.

So you know that was entertaining.



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Edwina Rogers Sues Atheist Lobbying Group, Alleging Defamation and Wrongful Termination

According to a lawsuit obtained by this site, Edwina Rogers (below) is suing the Secular Coalition for America (her former employer).

Last year, Rogers was fired as the lobbying group’s Executive Director for reasons that were never fully explained to the public. The New York TimesLaurie Goodstein and Mark Oppenheimer first broke that story.

The lawsuit alleges that SCA leaders wrongfully terminated Rogers and then made defamatory statements about her to the press. They were motivated, the document says, by “petty jealousies and naked ambition.”

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Fox News Spent Less Than Two Minutes Discussing the Josh Duggar Child Molestation Scandal

I’m sure this is just a coincidence:



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