A Jury Will Soon Decide if Pro-Lifer’s Threat Against Abortion Provider Was Just Free Speech

The First Amendment doesn’t protect death threats — not even when you’re an anti-abortion activist who believes God is on your side. That’s the message that the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals sent on Tuesday, when it determined that Angel Dillard must stand trial for a letter in which she implied planning to bomb an abortion provider’s car.



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Oh, Hell No: Ultra-Orthodox Jew Tells Woman to Move So He Doesn’t Have to Sit By Her on Plane

There’s a problem we’ve posted about before regarding male ultra-Orthodox Jews causing a stir on airplanes because they refuse to sit next to women. They believe you’re not allowed to touch any woman who’s not your wife… even if it’s incidental and not-even-close-to-sexual in nature.



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Alabama Governor Appoints Christian Fundamentalist (Who Disavows Public Schools) to State Board of Education

Remember last month, when Texas Governor Greg Abbott appointed a homeschooling Christian mother to head up the State Board of Education?

Alabama Governor Robert Bentley, not to be outdone, just appointed someone to his State Board of Education who never attended a public school in his life, only having a fundamentalist Christian “education.”



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In Settlement, Colorado School District Agrees to Stop Numerous Promotions of Religion

There are plenty of legal ways Christian students can promote their views in public schools. They can start a club. They can gather around the flagpole. They can host voluntary Bible studies. They can talk to their friends about Jesus during lunch (at least until they run out of friends to annoy).

Basically, it’s all good as long as teachers and administrators don’t get involved in any substantive way in order to avoid coercion.

But back in May, Robert Basevitz filed a lawsuit against the Fremont RE-2 School District in Colorado, documenting all sorts of instances in which District officials crossed the line and treated the local high school as an extension of a local church.



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The Boy Scouts Still Don’t Accept Atheists

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses how the Boy Scouts of America still bans atheists.



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