Republican Leader Wants Oklahoma Voters to Bring Back Illegal Ten Commandments Monument

Earlier this month, the Oklahoma State Senate approved a ballot measure that would allow citizens to vote on whether or not to put a Ten Commandments monument on the Capitol grounds.

The previous monument, as you may know, was declared illegal by the state’s Supreme Court who said it violated the Oklahoma Constitution. Senate Joint Resolution 72 (the ballot measure in question) would repeal the part of the Constitution preventing public money from being used for religious purposes. But even that wouldn’t work since the U.S. Constitution explicitly forbids government endorsement of religion, which is all this would be.

Not that I expect the state legislature to understand that. This is Oklahoma. You’ll find less logic in the government than clean water in Flint.

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Now, in an essay for the Stillwater News Press, National Committeeman for the Oklahoma Republican Party Steve Fair offers three reasons voters should support the ballot measure.

None of the three make any sense.

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Nebraska’s Atheist State Senator May Filibuster Bill Allowing Anti-Gay Discrimination in Foster Care

Legislators in Nebraska have advanced a heartbreaking new “religious freedom” bill: LB 975, which would protect faith-based foster care agencies that refuse to work with same-sex couples.

But never fear: Sen. Ernie Chambers to the rescue!

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A Creationist Astronaut Just Went Up Into Space as Part of the Latest NASA Mission

If there’s one thing we learned from the rise of Dr. Ben Carson this past year, it’s that you can be a skilled neurosurgeon and a complete idiot at the same time. You can graduate medical school and rise to the top of your field… while still denying evolution. You can be compared to a child molester and immediately turn around and endorse that person for President.

We can all be walking contradictions, is what I’m saying.

But it’s still weird to know that astronaut Jeffrey Williams, who was launched into space yesterday as part of NASA’s Expedition 47 team, is a Creationist.

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Rapper Killah Priest Urges Atheists to “Be Vocal About It” in New Openly Secular Video

The latest person to film a video for the Openly Secular campaign is Killah Priest, a rapper who has worked with the Wu-Tang Clan:

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Officials in Saluda, NC Unanimously Vote Against Installing “In God We Trust” Sign in City Hall

There are a lot of city councils and government agencies putting the words “In God We Trust” anywhere they can. It’s to the point where it’s not even a story anymore.

But it is a story when city officials reject that idea unanimously, after hearing from local citizens who call the motto divisive. That’s what happened with the Board of Commissioners in Saluda, North Carolina:

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