“God Bless America” Sign Comes Down Outside Kansas Post Office

For years now, there’s been a sign outside the post office in Pittsburg, Kansas reading “God Bless America.”

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While that’s perfectly fine outside someone’s home, there’s no reason the post office should be endorsing religion. (And to everyone who thinks this is completely harmless, I doubt they’d be saying the same thing if the sign said “God Doesn’t Bless America.” It’s easy to claim it’s harmless when it matches your beliefs.)

The Freedom From Religion Foundation asked the post office to take down the sign at the request of a local resident, and they finally did that. But not before people complained:

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We May Very Well Have a Presidential Election Between Two “Nones”

Yesterday, I posted a chart from the Pew Research Center. Americans were asked how religious they felt the various Presidential candidates were — and in a stunning result, the Republican frontrunner ended up at the bottom of the list. (I know, I know. It’s that guy. But still…)

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Think about what that means for a moment.

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Christian Activist: Parents Would Rather Their Kids Be Addicted to Drugs Than Be Gay

“Coach” Dave Daubenmire is a speaker whose ministry focuses on firing up Christians to win the “culture wars” through heavy use of sports metaphors. His website explains that, after winning a case against the “ACLU in the late 1990’s for mixing prayer with his coaching,”

Coach heard the call to move out of coaching a high school team, to the job of coaching God’s team. PASS THE SALT was formed to encourage the Body of Christ to step into the cultural war. “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood…” PASS THE SALT is convinced that God has given the Body a window of opportunity to take our culture back.

When the coach isn’t worried about staged terror attacks designed to take away Americans’ guns; when he’s not blaming victims of anti-abortion violence for being attacked; when he’s not yearning for “some militant, violent, Christian Donald Trumps” on the political right; he’s got plenty to say about gay people.

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After Putting “In God We Trust” on Vehicles, Virginia Sheriff Brags About Weekly Office Bible Study

We’ve seen a lot of sheriff’s offices and police chiefs put “In God We Trust” stickers on all their vehicles. It’s an easy way to push Christianity on their communities while hiding behind the excuse that it’s “just the U.S. motto.” (Lying is okay, you see, if it’s for Jesus.)

The Tazewell County Sheriff’s Office in Virginia, though, went even further:

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Judge Rules That Atheists’ Lawsuit Over Banned (and Completely Inoffensive) Bus Ad Can Proceed

About four years ago, atheist Justin Vacula and the NEPA Freethought Society attempted to place the following ad on buses in the County of Lackawanna Transit System (COLTS) in Pennsylvania:

That’s almost literally the least offensive atheist ad ever. It says the word… and little else.

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