Reps. Rush Holt (D-NJ) and Barbara Lee (D-CA) Will Also Speak at Atheist Group’s Lobby Day Event

The Secular Coalition for America’s annual Lobby Day and Secular Summit will take place June 12-14, and they have now announced that Rep. Rush Holt (D-NJ) and Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) will be joining Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse as keynote speakers:

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A Message to Christians Who Love Their Guns

In response to the recent shootings, and before the Religious Right blames it on godlessness as they have many times before, Anastasia Basil has a message for conservative Christians who love their guns a lot more than they embrace common sense regarding access to them:

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This is What Happens When Headline Writers Don’t Know Their Statistics

Last week, the Pew Research Center released a survey showing that being an atheist was the most negative trait a presidential candidate could posses:

You can see from the list that being an atheist was a worse quality than having never held office, having an affair, being in your 70s, being gay or lesbian, etc.

But then I started seeing headlines like this one from the Daily Caller:

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Massachusetts State Rep Complains About Family That Sued Over the Pledge of Allegiance

Massachusetts State Representative Alan Silvia (below) wrote an opinion piece for a local paper in which he derides a local family for filing a lawsuit over the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance (a case they lost earlier this month).

In the piece, which shows how ignorant of the law Silvia is, he makes all sort of claims that have no basis in reality:

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The Man Who Was Nearly Lt. Governor of Virginia Thinks Church/State Separation Groups Are Agents of “Demonic Power”

E.W. Jackson could’ve been the Lieutenant Governor of Virginia. He’s a man who think evolution is a lie and sin leads to birth defects.

And at the Family Research Council’s Watchmen on the Wall conference this past weekend, he screamed about how groups like the ACLU and the Freedom From Religion Foundation were “demonic”:

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