VA High School Officials Face Criticism After Removing Christian Cross from Homecoming Shirt Design

When administrators at John Battle High School in Virginia let the Student Council Association design a t-shirt for Homecoming week, they didn’t realize that the winning entry had a Christian cross on the bottom. They decided to remove it — to make sure they weren’t promoting religion and inviting a lawsuit — and that move has prompted a strong reaction from students and parents who are ignorant of the law and who believe the school is somehow infringing upon their rights.


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Gary Johnson: Why Bother Tackling Climate Change When the Sun Will Eventually Engulf the Earth?

If you’re Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson and you want to get everyone’s mind off of how you didn’t immediately know what Aleppo was, how do you do it?

Apparently by saying we shouldn’t worry about tackling climate change because our whole species will eventually die out.


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Christian Right Leader: Witches Are Advising the “Senior Leadership of the Country”

When televangelist Jim Bakker is the second craziest guy on the panel, you know you’re doing something wrong with your life.


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Atheist Blogger Who Escaped from Bangladesh Will Receive Courage Award from PEN Canada

Raihan Abir, a Bangladeshi activist and the co-author of a book about atheism that led to the murder of his writing partner Avijit Roy, will receive the PEN Canada/Ken Filkow Prize (worth $1,000) next month. It’s an award which is given to someone “who has shown courage in opposing restraint on freedom of expression and ideas.”


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Saskatchewan Man Gets Green Light to Build $1.2 Million Bible Theme Park With Noah’s Ark Exhibit

Get ready, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. Officials there just approved the development of a Bible-based theme park, complete with a Noah’s Ark exhibit. The park will cost the developer $1.2 million. And as if we needed the extra bit of symbolism, it’ll be built on top of a cemetery.


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