FFRF Loses Challenge to Stop Arizona Day of Prayer… Again

In January of 2012, the Freedom From Religion Foundation sued Arizona Governor Jan Brewer in order to stop her from holding another Day of Prayer (PDF).

The FFRF, along with several members from the state, sued on principle — saying that the Day of Prayer was unconstitutional — instead of arguing that it “harmed” any of the plaintiffs… but that may have been their undoing. Last August, a court in Arizona threw out their lawsuit saying the plaintiffs didn’t have “standing” to sue to government:

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Southern Baptists Vote to Cut Ties Over Boy Scouts’ New Policy Allowing in Gay Scouts

Ever since the Boy Scouts of America voted to partially rescind its discriminatory policy and allow gay youth into the organization, things have been rocky between scouting troops and the churches that often sponsor them.

In the latest turn of events, the Southern Baptist Convention approved a resolution Wednesday “expressing its disappointment” in the BSA’s new policy — and throwing their support behind churches that decide to drop their ties to the Boy Scouts as a result:

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Well, If You Define ‘Myth’ That Way…

That’s slide one of the Creationist Zoo Keeper. You’ll want to read the rest of it here for the kicker :) [Read more...]

Former Pastor Jerry DeWitt Will Host an Atheist Church Service in Louisiana

If I lived in Louisiana, I’d be clearing this day on my schedule: Former Pastor Jerry DeWitt will be hosting the state’s first-ever “Secular Service” with a theme of “Joie De Vivre: To Delight In Being Alive”:

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The Boy Scouts of America Are Missing Out on Gay and Atheist Leaders

If you’re gay, you can now join the Boy Scouts of America.

… but only until you turn 18. If you’re a gay adult, you’re banned from the organization. Even if you were a proud scout growing up, you won’t be allowed to become a leader.

And if you’re an atheist of any age, the Scouts don’t want anything to do with you.

Sally Quinn of the Washington Post knows these policies make absolutely no sense and hammers it home in her latest column:

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