Indiana Judge Nixes Six-Feet-Tall Public Crosses in Evansville, but May Have Left the Door Open for Smaller Ones

You may recall that almost six weeks ago, the city of Evansville, Indiana approved the temporary public display of 31 eight-feet-tall plastic crosses along the public riverfront, spread out over a four-block area. The church that wanted to erect the Christian symbols stressed that they’re (supposedly) not intended to promote religion; instead, the crosses were to be interpreted as an “art display,” because Bible-camp kids would decorate them.

The children will have to find other things on which to unleash their creativity. That’s because District Court judge Sarah Evans Barker ruled yesterday, just five days before the exhibit was to open, that the crosses would be a violation of the Establishment Clause. Barker’s decision (embedded below) was the outcome of a suit filed by local plaintiffs Chris Cabral and Nancy Tarsitano, who found the ACLU on their side.

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HuffPost Live Hosts Discussion About Black Atheists

Yesterday, Sikivu Hutchinson, Ronnelle Adams, Jamila Bey, and Debbie Goddard appeared on HuffPost Live to discuss the “growing number of secular minorities”:

Hats off to HPL for featuring a conversation on this important topic.

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He Engraved a Portrait of Isaac Asimov on Black Granite

Peter Ist, who previously engraved an awesome portrait of Carl Sagan on black granite, has now done the same thing with Isaac Asimov and (again) it looks incredible:

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Well, That’s One Reason Millennials No Longer Attend Church

What’s amazing is how some pastors have no idea why young people want nothing to do with them.

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Good Thing I’m Not a Gemini

The Onion‘s horoscopes are always worth reading…

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