Baptist Convention Leaders Are “Losing Sleep” Because Kansas City Taxpayers Won’t Give Them $65,000

Back in April, the Kansas City Council (in Missouri) unanimously approved a $65,000 grant to Modest Miles Ministry so it could host the National Baptist Convention. Tax dollars were literally being used to promote religion. But after an atheist group filed a lawsuit over the issue, the Baptists aren’t getting the money and they’re not sure how to make up the deficit.

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$28,280 Later, An Atheist Has Ended His Fundraiser for a Christian Charity That Won’t Take His Cash

Atheist Matt Wilbourn has ended his fundraiser for a Christian charity after raising more than $28,000, the bulk of which will now go to Camp Quest Oklahoma since it was rejected by the Baptist-run group. He still plans to give $5,000 to the charity, even if he has to do it anonymously.


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Great Magic Is Still Amazing Even When You Know How the Tricks Work

I love it when Penn and Teller do this: They don’t just perform a trick like they did on The Late Late Show this week. They pull back the curtain and do it a second time so you can see what’s actually going on! It’s still amazing even after the illusion is revealed.


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Bill Nye Has Announced the First in His Series of Science-Themed Novels for Kids

Bill Nye the Science Guy will be publishing a series of children’s books beginning next April. The first book, Jack and the Geniuses: At the Bottom of the World, involves orphan geniuses who build robots, love math, travel to Antarctica, and search for a missing scientist. What’s not to love?!


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Atheist Group Donates $10,000 to Flooded Louisiana School District

The Freedom From Religion Foundation is sending the Livingston Parish Public Schools in Louisiana a check for $10,000 to help them rebuild after massive flood-caused damage. FFRF added that the District’s website should also rethink the banner headline quoting the superintendent which reads, “Praying for all of our Livingston Parish people!”


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