Texas City Council Will Have Two Invocations at Meetings Just in Case an Atheist Delivers One

Last month, I posted about how the Keller City Council in Texas had invocation prayers at meetings. That alone isn’t a problem since the Supreme Court already ruled on its legality. That’s also why, last year, my friend Zach Moore of the Keller Humanists requested to deliver one of those invocations. Mayor Mark Matthews initially said no to him, but eventually relented at the request of the pastor who coordinated the speakers.

There was just one caveat: Moore could speak… but only if he was followed by a Christian speaker.

In other words, they weren’t going to have a meeting without a Christian prayer. It’s like they were saying, “You can say whatever you want… but we’re going to make sure a Christian has the last word.”



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The Trailer for God’s Not Dead 2 is Full of Fake Christian Persecution

We already knew the plot of God’s Not Dead 2. This time, Melissa Joan Hart (from Sabrina the Teenage Witch and Clarissa Explains It All) is a high school teacher who quotes the Bible in class and gets sued by a student (Hayley Orrantia of The Goldbergs) who believes in separation of church and state. And then there’s a trial because that’s how reality works.

We also knew the Christian persecution theme song for the movie.

Now, the official trailer has been released and it’s as cringe-worthy as you’d expect:



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Matt Barber Thinks Transphobia Is “Gleefully Entertaining”

For the first time ever, Glamour magazine is honoring a transgender woman with its Woman of the Year award. The magazine will recognize Caitlyn Jenner for her contribution to the visibility of the trans community, her bravery, and her honesty over the past year. For thousands of trans girls who read Glamour, this could be a game-changing moment — proof that you can be trans and successful, even in a society that so often tells us otherwise.

At least that’s what some will take from the announcement. Conservative Matt Barber, on the other hand, thinks it’s the end of the world. Which is funny, because being your true self in a world full of Matt Barbers is part of what makes Jenner and other trans people so inspiring.

Brace yourself for this vitriol:

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After Church Leader is Convicted for Decade of Rape, His Community Blames the Victim

If you’ve ever wondered why survivors of sexual assault so rarely report the crimes, look no further than the quaint little town of Dearborn, Missouri. The tight-knit community of 496 people spread across less than a square mile in many ways brings to mind simpler times. Unfortunately, it seems as though that aura has cultivated a mob of simple minds who believe the faithful are incapable of horrendous acts… even when they’ve admitted to it.



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Who Needs Priests, Anyway? Millennials Are Now Asking Friends to Officiate Their Weddings

We know Millennials are less religious than any other generation, and here’s how that plays out: A lot of couples are choosing to have a friend officiate their wedding ceremony instead of a pastor or priest.



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