Relative of Duck Dynasty Clan Announces Congressional Bid Because “There is No God” in Washington Right Now

Vance McAllister is the former family-values-loving Republican Congressman from Louisiana who resigned after videotape surfaced of him French-kissing a staffer:

Now that he’s gone, guess who’s vying for his seat?

Zach Dasher, cousin of Duck Dynasty star Willie Robertson:

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Mat Staver Can’t Seem to Make Up His Mind About Taxpayer Money Going to Christian Groups

Remember Shepherd’s Garden, the Christian-themed park in Sioux City, Iowa? It was set to receive a $140,000 grant from the taxpayer-funded “Vision Iowa” program before VI withdrew the funding after pressure from the Freedom From Religion Foundation.

Well, here’s Liberty Counsel’s Mat Staver a couple of weeks ago, before the money was withdrawn:

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Yes, There Are Republican Atheists Out There. Here’s Why I’m One of Them

This is a guest post by Andrew L. He is a 40-something business consultant, former Christian, current atheist, and mountain biker. He lives in Denver. … I am an atheist Republican — a combination that seems so rare I sometimes wonder if I could be covered by the Endangered Species Act. Then again, I wonder [Read More…]

Secular Invocation Delivered at Wilkes-Barre City Council Meeting

On Thursday night, Justin Vacula delivered a secular invocation during the “public comments” potion of a meeting of the Wilkes-Barre City Council. (The council always has a religious invocation at the beginning of meetings… I’m not sure if that’s legal.)

It’s a little tough to hear, but a transcript is below:

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Oak Hill (TN) Commissioner Candidate Who Was Victim of Anti-Atheist Smear Campaign Gets Elected

A couple of weeks ago, I posted about the anti-atheist smear campaign against Heidi Campbell (Pflaum), a candidate to become a city commissioner in Oak Hill, Tennessee.

An anonymous mailer had been sent to residents in Oak Hill warning them that Campbell is (*gasp*) a Secular Humanist because she had liked a Secular Humanist group on Facebook:

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