New Report Says Britain is No Longer a Christian Nation and Must Reflect That In Its Policies

For the past two years, the “Commission on Religion and Belief in British Public Life” has been putting together a report on the proper role of religious in society. The 19-member committee, which included Andrew Copson of the British Humanist Association, was to make policy recommendations as well.

They issued their final report today, and it’s causing massive headaches for those who thrive on Christian privilege.

The report (which wasn’t available in full at the time I wrote this) makes clear that Britain is no longer a Christian country in any meaningful sense and should be systematically de-Christianized:



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I Assume They Had Devil’s Food Cake for Dessert

Don’t you hate it when your new girlfriend’s parents turn out to be super-religious?



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Friendly Atheist Podcast Episode 84: Chaz Stevens, Atheist Provocateur

Our latest podcast guest is Chaz Stevens, an activist who’s especially passionate about the First Amendment.

Stevens is an activist who’s especially passionate about the First Amendment. In response to a Nativity scene in the Florida Capitol Building last year, he put up an 8-foot-tall Festivus pole made of Pabst Blue Ribbon cans. This year, he’s attempting something similar with a 6-foot pole covered in rainbow colors.

He has also been requesting to deliver invocations as a Satanist, forcing several city councils to abandon the prayer practice altogether.

I spoke with him about what a Satanist invocation would look like if he ever got to deliver one, why he prefers an over-the-top approach, and what he hopes to accomplish with his activism.

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Tennessee Politicians Want University Chancellor to Resign Over Inclusive Holiday Party Policy

If a university chancellor stole money from the school, didn’t treat students with response, or covered up some scandal, I wouldn’t be surprised if people demanded a resignation.

University of Tennessee-Knoxville Chancellor Jimmy Cheek didn’t do any of those things, but lawmakers in the state are still calling for him to step down. Why? Because the school’s website makes clear that departments having holiday parties should be mindful that not everyone’s a Christian.



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Non-Religious Politician Resigns (For a Day) After City Council Approves “Christmas” Ceremony

For about 24 hours, I was very impressed with Roselle Park (New Jersey) Councilwoman Charlene Storey.

On Thursday night, the city council voted 4-2 to change the perfectly fine name of a local ceremony from “A Tree Lighting” to “A Christmas Tree Lighting” (presumably because “up yours, Jews, atheists, Muslims, Hindus, and everyone else who doesn’t believe in the majority’s God” didn’t fit on the signs).

That’s when Storey submitted her letter of resignation out of protest:



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