Secular Students Attend Local Church Services for Fundraiser

The Secular Student Alliance at Clarion University (in Pennsylvania) took a hint from I Sold My Soul on eBay and held a fundraiser called “Send an Atheist to Church.”



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Despite Saying They Wouldn’t, Los Angeles County Officials Are Still Using a Seal With a Cross on It

For almost a decade now, this has been the seal of Los Angeles County in California:

There’s a lot going on there, but check out the center right image. That’s supposed to represent the Mission San Gabriel Arcangel, a Catholic mission dating back hundreds of years. It’s conspicuously missing a cross because, from 1987-2009, the actual building didn’t have one (due to it being destroyed in an earthquake, then stolen). It wasn’t until 2009 that the cross was restored on the building.

So last year, some members of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors wanted to change the seal to reflect that. (Isn’t that convenient…?) The supervisors voted 3-2 to revise the seal to include the cross.

But that led to a challenge from the ACLU. In June, the supervisors agreed to drop the cross from the seal while the litigation was pending… but a new lawsuit filed by the ACLU of California says they’re still using the “revised” version:

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Colorado House Member Who Blamed Legalized Abortion for a Pregnant Woman’s Stabbing Announces Senate Run

Gordon Klingenschmitt (below) is the minister who got elected to the Colorado House last year despite a laundry list of jaw-dropping past statements.

After his election, he gained national attention for saying that a pregnant woman was brutally stabbed because abortion is legal, a comment that cost him a committee assignment.

So I guess it makes sense that he just announced he’s going run for State Senate. Because when you fuck up that badly, the people of your state should reward you with even more power.



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There Are More Atheists Than Southern Baptists in the U.S. Military… So Why Don’t We Have Any Chaplains?

A few important numbers reported by Bob Smietana in Christianity Today:

Active duty military personnel who are Southern Baptists: 12,360
Active duty military personnel who are atheists: 12,764

Active duty chaplains who are Southern Baptists: 437
Active duty chaplains who are atheists: 0



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Pastor Creflo Dollar on the Cancellation of His $65 Million Plane Campaign: The Devil Tried to “Discredit My Voice”

Remember how Pastor Creflo Dollar — who has a net worth of $27 million, owns a million-dollar home in Atlanta and a 2.5-million-dollar apartment in Manhattan, drives a Rolls-Royce, and travels via a private jet — wanted to buy a plane worth $65 million? (He was hoping 200,000 people would donate at least $300 toward that goal.)

After a lot of online backlash, the fundraiser was pulled. We have no idea how much money was raised before that happened. But the pastor told his congregation this week that “The Enemy” was just trying to discredit him because he’s a voice of “faith and grace and truth.”

Really, we were all just crushing his dreams. And how dare we try to stop him from dreaming?!

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