West Virginia House Unanimously Passes ‘Day of Prayer’ Bill

West Virginia Delegate Peggy Smith (below) just got a bill through the state House establishing the first Thursday in May as the “West Virginia Day of Prayer” (to coincide with the National Day of Prayer):



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Another Atheist Bench May Go Up in Florida in Response to a Ten Commandments Monument

This past June, in response to a Ten Commandments monument outside the Bradford County Courthouse in northern Florida, American Atheists installed a bench peppered with quotations about atheism and church/state separation:

Now, the Williston Atheists (also in Florida) are looking to do the exact same thing outside the Levy County Courthouse where there’s another Ten Commandments monument:

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Apocalypse Soon: Christian Director Claims Atheists Love His New Rapture Movie for Its Horror

Just when you thought the previous amazing Christian horror film, The Lock In, couldn’t possibly be topped, here come the Cheys.

Writer/director Tim Chey and producer Susan Chey are a married couple whose movie, Final: The Rapture, which is in (a couple of) theaters now, was made for “less than 10 million dollars” (note budgetary wiggle room). It was reportedly shot in six countries over five months.

In an interview this week with the Orlando Sentinel, the makers explain their cinematic and marketing strategy.

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These Cleverly-Designed Billboards Would Preach the Bible Right Back at Christians

Remember the Awkward Moments (Not Found In Your Average) Children’s Bible? It’s a book documenting little-known verses from the Bible that few Christians would ever want to admit are in there:

The anonymous authors are now trying to raise money to purchase a series of billboards to “preach back” at Christians. The designs are fantastic — the only question is whether billboard companies would be willing to put them up. But just check out the signs you could be seeing in Kansas, South Carolina, Texas, and several other locations in the Bible Belt:



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Michigan State Senator Introduces Legislation to Make ‘Under God’ a Permanent Fixture in the Pledge of Allegiance

Michigan State Senator Rick Jones, a Republican in case you have any doubt, has introduced legislation to honor the words “Under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance. That may not seem all that weird, given that it’ll soon be the 60th anniversary of the day those words were shoved into the original Pledge, but Jones is going a step further.

His legislation, Senate Resolution No. 108, will make sure those two words remain permanently in the Pledge — no matter what atheists try to do:



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