One of the Bible’s most troubling passages is the one in which God asks Abraham to kill Isaac, his son. It went down something like this: It’s best to make fun of the Almighty’s sick challenge to Abraham, a test that, in addition to being immoral, makes no logical sense. After all, God is supposed [Read More...]
Inspired by Abraham-and-Isaac Bible Story, Woman Murders Two-Year-Old Girl in Religious Test; ‘God Didn’t Stop Me’
That’s where Heidi Campbell (Pflaum) is running to become a city commissioner.
Campbell has been fighting against commercial development in the area because she says the tax revenue it would bring in wouldn’t balance out the amount in maintenance the city would have to pay for upkeep. And this is apparently a *very* controversial position.
Instead of criticizing her argument, though, anonymous opponents recently sent a mailer to residents in Oak Hill warning them that Campbell is (*gasp*) a Secular Humanist:
After Crudely Dismissing Them Earlier in the Week, La Vista Mayor Finally Agrees to Meet with Atheists
I’ve been posting this week about how the city of La Vista, Nebraska hosted a “Faith & Freedom Day” recently. Omaha Atheists board member Robert Fuller wanted to know why the city was supporting a faith-based event, so he went up to Mayor Douglas Kindig (below), handed him a business card, a requested to meet at a later time to discuss possible church/state violations.
Kindig responded by telling Fuller, “Take me to fucking court because I don’t care,” and “Minorities are not going to run my city.”
The Freedom From Religion Foundation has been pushing back against the government promotion of religion and attorney Andrew Seidel appeared on Canada’s conservative-leaning Sun News Network to discuss the matter with host (and I’m not making this up) Faith Goldy.