Tony Perkins at CPAC: The Conservative Movement is Broad Enough to Include Atheists

American Atheists’ presence at CPAC may be having an impact.

Tony Perkins, the President of Family Research Council and one of the most powerful Christian Right leaders out there, said during a CPAC panel this morning that the conservative movement is broad enough to include atheists.

Which, admittedly, is a strange thing for him to say when the policies he supports are all about advancing Christianity



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Dave Silverman Explains Why American Atheists Has a Presence at CPAC

Every time I post about American Atheists having a booth at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), people want to know why they’re there. It’s not that atheists can’t be conservative, but are those the kind of conservatives we want ties to? (Hell, do they even want anything to do with us?) The same sort of criticism was levied at Jamila Bey, an AA board member, who spoke at CPAC the other day.

To answer those questions, AA Public Relations Director Danielle Muscato interviewed AA President Dave Silverman on these topics, if for no other reason than to get his unedited responses on the record:



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Pastor’s Wife Likes To Shout Prayers Outside, Disturbing Neighbors; Says Cops’ Intervention Violates Her Rights

Christians say that Jesus came to bring peace – but some of his followers won’t stop disturbing it.

In Lisbon, North Dakota,

A pastor and his family’s faith is being tested by law enforcement who say his wife is praying too loud on city sidewalks. Martha Nagbe has already had two court dates and has paid a $150 in fines for “unnecessary noise,” KVLV-TV reports. Nagbe feels her rights are being denied, and she won’t stop praying in public.

Irate citizens of Lisbon charge that Nagbe likes to go out at all hours to walk down the street and and pray at the top of her lungs, often remaining in one spot for prolonged periods.



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Help This Humane Society Get a $20,000 Technology Grant or the Scientologists Will Win

A Tampa Bay company is giving away a technology makeover worth $20,000 to a local non-profit group… and right now, a Scientology-based private school is in danger of winning. But a local humane society is also running neck and neck with it and they could really use the funding…

Here’s all you have to do:

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Judge in Robbery Case Orders Retrial After Key Witness, a Muslim, Swore Oath on a Bible

Last August, Michael John Davies went to Victoria Kebab House near Liverpool, where he allegedly tried to rob the place with a hammer as his weapon. (He denies it.) There’s a trial underway to determine his guilt but they’re going to have to start over with a new jury due to a snafu that occurred after store manager Kerim Kurt, a witness, began giving testimony:



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