Comedian Margaret Cho, Rapper Killah Priest, and Several Others Added to Reason Rally Lineup

In 2012, the Reason Rally, a gathering of atheists in Washington, D.C., brought together an estimated 20,000-30,000 people from across the country. A similar (and much larger) event is taking place at the Lincoln Memorial on June 4, though information on what’s going on that weekend and who will speak at the rally has been scant up to this point (in part due to staffing changes over the past few months).

But details about the event are coming together quickly.

Last night, the website was updated with an expanded speaking roster and more information on the events surrounding the rally.

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CFI Won’t Appeal Ruling Allowing Christian Ex-Convict Ministries in Florida to Get State Funding

For prisoners who are granted parole or finish their sentences, it can be very tough to assimilate back into society. If they’re lucky, they’ll have the help of individuals or organizations that can serve as a sort of training area from the moment they leave prison, teaching them vital skills, helping them obtain necessary paperwork, offering useful social programs, and showing them how to get food and apply for housing.

Florida works with several groups that provide these services, but two of them — Prisoners of Christ and Lamb of God Ministries — are explicitly Christian organizations. They’re voluntary, but there’s a question of whether the state should be using taxpayer money to support any faith-based group that does this sort of work.

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Christian Extremist: Atheist Books Should Be Burned Because “They’re Absolutely Dangerous”

Theodore Shoebat, a Christian extremist last seen on this site explaining how dissenters in his future theocracy would be put to death, now wants to put an end to that whole religious freedom idea.

And that means burning all the atheist books.

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Substitute Leaves Note on Teacher’s Lesson Plan Urging Him to Expose Students to Creationism

According to a teacher in southern Wisconsin, when he came back to school after a day out of the classroom, his substitute had left a note for him on his lesson plans. It seems she wasn’t pleased with his questions about evolution.

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Christian Pastor Preaches Against Women Having the Right to Vote or Getting a Job Outside the Home

Christian Pastor Steven Anderson recently uploaded a clip from an old sermon in which he rails against women’s rights.

He’s angry they were ever given any in the first place and nostalgic for the days when they didn’t have them.

And the Bible, of course, justifies all this.

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