FL Atheist Offers Invocation to City Commission, Urging Them to Use “Hard Data” in Decision-Making

Atheist activist Joseph Richardson delivered an invocation to the Winter Park City Commission last week. When you hear it, maybe you’ll wonder, as I did, why these things are so damn controversial.

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ACLU Sues Alaskan Borough That Excludes Atheists and Satanists from Giving Invocations

The ACLU is suing the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly (in Alaska) after officials, yet again, changed the rules to exclude atheists, Satanists, and others who don’t belong to an established religious group from giving invocations at meetings.

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Alaskan Borough Officials Change Invocation Rules (Again) to Comply with the Law

Months after a Satanist delivered an invocation at a meeting of the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly (in Alaska) — one that included the words “Hail Satan” — the elected officials have changed the rules yet again. At least this time, they’re on the right track.

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Entire Appeals Court Will Rehear Case Involving NC County Leaders Who Pray to Jesus at Meetings

Here’s some wonderful news from the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals: The entire slate of judges will rehear a case involving the Rowan County (North Carolina) Board of Commissioners’ prayer policy in what’s known as an en banc review. It’s a chance to make up for a disastrous decision from September that allowed county officials to deliver Christian prayers — and only Christian prayers — at their meetings.



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Scottsdale (AZ) Mayor Brags About Discriminating Against Satanists in Campaign Flyer

Scottsdale (AZ) Mayor Jim Lane is up for re-election next week and one of the flyers his campaign sent to local residents highlighted the way he’s discriminating against Satanists.

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