Virginia School District Under Fire from Teacher After Christian Convocation Prayer

Earlier this year in Virginia, the Portsmouth Public Schools held a “back-to-school convocation” that included students singing, city leaders giving speeches, and a chaplain who delivered a Christian prayer (8:50 in the video below):

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House Speaker John Boehner to Resign, but That’s Not Necessarily Good News

Rep. John Boehner is out. The Speaker of the House of Representatives since 2011 announced today that he will resign in October. Why? Well, that’s up for debate.

Some speculate that his closed-door meeting with the Pope yesterday might have had something to do with it. Following the visit, the devout Catholic proclaimed he had “nothing left to accomplish,” but it’s likely far more than that.

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Judge Rules Against Atheists in Case Involving Nativity Scene Outside Indiana Courthouse

Back in December, I wrote about a Nativity Scene in Brookville, Indiana that had been up for over 50 years, despite warning letters (over the course of several years) from the Freedom From Religion Foundation to take it down.

The display, which was owned by the Town of Brookville, sat on the grounds of the Franklin County Courthouse.

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This Short Film About a Man Telling His Wife to Wear a Niqab in Public Has a Great Twist Ending

In a terrific short film called Farid in the West, a good-looking Middle Eastern man and his wife Nija move to a westernized country.

Before he heads out for a job interview, Farid reminds his wife not to go out in public without wearing her niqab. “I want people to see you for your mind, not as a piece of meat,” he tells her.

That doesn’t work out so well for either of them.

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Here’s Why the United States Isn’t a “Christian Nation”

YouTuber Counter Arguments unpacks the myth that the United States is a “Christian Nation“:

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