Southern Baptist Manual Offers Suggestions on How to Get Around LGBT Anti-Discrimination Laws

The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, in partnership with the notoriously anti-gay Alliance Defending Freedom, have helpfully put together a publication to help religious people avoid the scourge of equality.

The result, Protecting Your Ministry, is available in PDF format for free online. And there’s plenty of interesting tidbits nestled among the 44 pages of persecution narrative and recommended legal manipulations.

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A Detailed Look at the Chapel Hill Shootings and the Atheist Who Killed Three Innocent Muslims

The latest issue of the New Yorker has perhaps the most detailed account yet of what happened on February 10 of this year, when 46-year-old Craig Stephen Hicks went to an apartment near the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and killed three Muslims — Deah Shaddy Barakat (23), his wife of just over a month Yusor Abu-Salha (21), and her sister Razan Abu-Salha (19) — before turning himself in to the police.

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The Hilarious Meaning of Life

(via the New Yorker)

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4 Benefits of Death

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses 4 benefits of death (hear me out on this):

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Christians Ditch Anonymity and File New Lawsuit to Keep Giant Cross in Grand Haven, Michigan

It was just a few days ago when I posted about the latest development in the ongoing saga in Grand Haven, Michigan.

Long story short, the giant hydraulic cross that had been going up several times a year was going to be transformed into a neutral anchor… but local Christians were furious that they were losing a privilege they didn’t deserve in the first place. So a group called “Citizens of Grand Haven” filed a lawsuit asking the court to reverse the city council’s decision.

Their lawsuit was dismissed this week in large part because the organization wasn’t real (it was only created to file this lawsuit) and because the members of that group were anonymous.

So now they’re trying again by shedding their anonymity:

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