Rowlett City Council in Texas Refuses to Let Atheists Deliver Invocation. Cue the Lawsuit in 5… 4… 3…

In 2010, the Rowlett City Council in Texas changed their prayer policy. They used to have Christian prayers, then the Freedom From Religion Foundation warned them of the repercussions of doing that, so the council opted to go with non-sectarian prayers.

As it turned out, though, since the town is predominantly Christian, those non-sectarian prayers turned out to be almost all Christian prayers, anyway.

Local atheists called them out on it last year:



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An Online Sexuality Class for Atheists Who Grew Up Feeling Guilty or Misinformed About It

Virginia Brown (below) grew up in a conservative Christian home and became an atheist in her mid-twenties. But it took several more years before she could “re-connect with her own sense of sexuality.” In a culture where Purity Balls are normal, sex before marriage can get you expelled from college, and some couples wait until their wedding day for their first kiss, she knows it’s no surprise that people raised in that environment might be sexually repressed — even after leaving it.

Now, she intends to fix that. Brown will be teaching a six-week-long online workshop called “Recovering Your Sexuality” with the help of the group Recovering From Religion:



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Creation Museum’s New Ad Campaign Will Go After Children

Ken Ham, the Creationist version of Joe Camel, is trying to lure kids and their gullible parents into the Creation Museum with a new series of billboards and TV commercial to appear in Kentucky, Ohio, and Indiana:



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This October, Tim Minchin Will Release an Illustrated Book Version of “Storm”

How’s this for some holiday news?

Renaissance man Tim Minchin will soon be releasing a book version of his wonderful beat poem “Storm”:



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The Hobby Lobby Case, Summarized

Jonathan Schmock perfectly encapsulates the Hobby Lobby verdict:

(via Reddit)

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