Mizzou Offers Free Tickets for a Volleyball Game, but Christians Also Get a Special Discount… Somehow

The University of Missouri has a women’s volleyball game airing on ESPN’s SEC Network this weekend, so they want as many people in the crowd as possible to really sell that school pride to the viewing audience. The promotions team, as you might expect, is doing whatever it can to make sure those seats are filled.

That’s why they decided to offer free tickets to anyone who brought in a church bulletin.

We’ve seen restaurants pull that sort of thing before — the general rule is that you have to offer the discount to everyone who brings in any bulletin (including atheist ones).

You might also notice on that screenshot a link to a voucher for “Free Admission.” That was added only recently.

The Skeptics, Atheists, Secular Humanists and Agnostics on campus (MU SASHA) noticed the original offer as well as the revised one and sent the promotions manager an email explaining the legal problems with the church bulletin discount:

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NBA Star Blake Griffin: “Creationism, That Sounds Good!”

Blake Griffin grew up in Oklahoma so it’s hardly surprising that the NBA star and dunker-extraordinaire is religious. But in a new GQ interview, the Clippers star spoke (I use that word loosely) at length about why he’s a Creationist… even though he “believe[s] in science”:



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Arkansas State Officials Now Say Football Players Can Wear Crosses on Their Helmets If They Want To

Two weeks ago, Arkansas State’s football players were seen on TV with Christian crosses on their helmets:

The crosses were there, we learned later, to honor a former player and manager, both of whom died earlier this year. But sentiment doesn’t mean you’re allowed to break the law. The Freedom From Religion Foundation sent a letter to athletic department officials warning them against using school-sponsored religious symbols on helmets, and Arkansas State quickly issued a press release saying those crosses would soon disappear:

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Football Coach Says He Was Fired Over Team Prayers but Adds That He Didn’t Lead Them

Gary Weiss is the freshmen football coach at Catalina Foothills High School. Or, I should say, was. But there’s confusion over what exactly he did to lose that position…

According to him, he was asked to do something illegal and said no:

… Weiss said he was instructed to tell his players to stop praying before and after games or he would be let go. He refused. Now he says he’s out of a job.

But that’s weird. Students are allowed to pray before and after games. Hell, they can pray during a game if they want. On Friday, the Varsity players, at least, did just that:



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These Cheerleaders Are Leading Prayers Before Football Games Because Screw You, Atheists, That’s Why

Oneida High School in Tennessee used to announce prayers over the public address system before football games, in direct defiance of a Supreme Court decision banning such school-sponsored activities, but that’s since changed after the ACLU and FFRF wrote letters to TN districts warning them of the legal problems:



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