War Memorial with Jesus Fish Symbol Still Sits Outside the Boone County (Missouri) Courthouse

Last year, we learned that a war memorial outside the Boone County courthouse in Missouri had finally covered up the Jesus Fish symbol that had been there for 20 years:

That happened as a result of a letter that Americans United For Separation of Church and State sent county officials back in May of 2014. Officials feared a losing lawsuit and decided it wasn’t a battle worth fighting.

But then they began to change their minds.

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Dry Cleaner Owes Damages to Customer, but Can’t Stop Writing “Buggerer” and “Sodomite” on His Checks

Some people just can’t let go of a grudge…

When Byron Batista dropped off four throw pillows at Rosali Cleaners, he was surprised to get one of them back all torn up. No big deal. He figured he would just talk to the owner. That didn’t go over so well:

The owner “blamed me and said I tore them apart all the while running around behind her counter, flipping me off and pretending to stick her finger in her backside.

So he took her to court where he won a $75 for damages.

The owner then made out the check to “Byron ‘the buggerer’ Batista.”



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Duck and Cover: The Atheists Are Coming

YouTuber MisterSharp appears to have discovered a public information video on atheists from the 1950s.



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HBO’s VICE Goes to Uganda to Witness U.S. Evangelical-Led Homophobia in Action

Friday night’s episode of VICE on HBO featured a disturbing segment on the anti-gay climate in Uganda and how it was in large part inspired by American evangelical Christians. (Remember: This is the country that once considered a bill that could apply the death penalty to homosexuals. I think Christians refer to that as “loving the sinners.”)



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On New Show, Comedian Jim Gaffigan Explores How People Might Treat Him if He Was Caught Holding a Bible

Comedian Jim Gaffigan posted a first look at his upcoming eponymous show on his website — it received 500,000 views in the first 48 hours — and it’s just fantastic.

In the episode, Gaffigan, a practicing Catholic who still pokes fun at religion in his act, has to bring home a Bible for his wife. When a picture of him holding that Bible goes viral, everyone begins treating him differently. Some people think he’s too embarrassed to be seen in public with it while others quickly assume he hates gay people.

At one point, even atheists come together to denounce him:

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