Christian Pastor Charged with Lying to Cops About Being Assaulted by Muslims

At 10:30 a.m. on Friday, there was a knock on the door of New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church in Somerville, New Jersey. Pastor Jairon Peña (below) opened it up, only to find two men and one woman wearing masks and gloves:

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Attack Survivor Bonya Ahmed Issues Statement Against Bangladeshi Government

Bonya Ahmed, the wife of atheist author Dr. Avijit Roy, was by his side when terrorists attacked them. While her husband died, she managed to survive and has been an outspoken critic of the Bangladeshi government ever since.

Now that one of Roy’s publishers has been murdered in a similar attack, Ahmed has issued a personal statement saying she has no hope in Bangladeshi government to do anything meaningful and wants them to stop paying lip service to those who have been killed if they’re not going to back it up with action:

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Atheists in Iowa Set up “Graveyard of the Gods” Outside Old Capitol Building

The Secular Students at Iowa got some great coverage for their own version of “Graveyard of the Gods” over the weekend, reminding students about all the Gods people no longer believe in:

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Canadian Wife of Man Injured in Bangladesh Attacks Calls on Her Government to Take Action

On Saturday, we learned that Faisal Arefin Dipon, a publisher of atheist Avijit Roy‘s books, was murdered in Bangladesh. That made him the fifth person targeted by Muslim terrorists in the country this year. But hours before he was killed, three others were seriously injured in a separate attack, including writer Tareq Rahim.

Monika Mistry, Rahim’s wife, lives in Canada and she is calling for her government to do something, anything, to help her husband before he’s a target once again:

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Texas Supreme Court To Decide if Home-Schooling Parents Can Stop Educating Their Kids Due to the Rapture

Should homeschooling Christian parents be allowed to withhold education from their children because they believe the Rapture is imminent?

That’s a question the Texas Supreme Court will be deciding very soon.

The case involves Laura and Michael McIntyre. In 2004, they removed all nine of their children from a private school in order to homeschool them. But Michael’s brother Tracy said he “never observed the children pursuing traditional schoolwork” when they were supposed to be learning.

The reason?

Tracy overhead one of the McIntyre children tell a cousin that they did not need to do schoolwork because they were going to be raptured.

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