Republican Who Said Autism Was Result of God’s Anger Over Gay Marriage Will Run for Congress Again

Susanne Atanus (below), the Illinois Republican who told a newspaper in 2014 that God put autism and dementia on Earth as punishment for marriage equality and abortion, lost her bid for Congress that year.

But she’s going to try again anyway, even if the Republican Party wants nothing to do with her.

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10 Things You May Not Know About Mormonism

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses 10 things you may not know about Mormonism.

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After Lawsuit Over Nativity Scene at Indiana Courthouse, Atheists Will Put Up Bill of Rights Display

Last December, I wrote about a Nativity Scene in Brookville, Indiana that had been up for over 50 years, despite warning letters (over the course of several years) from the Freedom From Religion Foundation to take it down.

The display, which was owned by the Town of Brookville, sat on the grounds of the Franklin County Courthouse.

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After Arkansas County Takes Down Nativity Scene Outside Courthouse, Ignorant Christians Protest

Last month, I posted about the Nativity scene that had been in front of the Baxter County Courthouse in Mountain Home, Arkansas in 2013:

That Christian display was essentially an homage to Christianity, making it unconstitutional as far as the government was concerned. That point was made even more clear after blogger JT Eberhard‘s father requested to place a “Happy Winter Solstice” banner in the same space only to have it rejected.

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Atheist Banner and Giant Scarlet “A” Display Now Up in Downtown Chicago

If you’re in Chicago and walking through Christkindlmarket in Daley Plaza, make sure you take some pictures next to the atheist display that went up this week:

The whole thing was put up by the Freedom From Religion Foundation’s Metropolitan Chicago chapter. It includes that 8.5-foot-tall Scarlet A and this banner featuring a secular Nativity scene of sorts:

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