Hanover County (VA) Board of Supervisors Adopted Resolution Urging Citizens to Pray at Thanksgiving

The Hanover County Board of Supervisors in Virginia, led by chairman Wayne Hazzard, made a special plea to the community at this week’s meeting. After a short speech by Hazzard about the importance of giving thanks to God, the Supervisors passed a resolution to “urge and encourage the citizens of the Hanover County, Virginia to include prayer in their Thanksgiving celebration.”

Because the people who want small government don’t mind when that government is telling you how to pray to the Christian God.

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Kenyan Atheist Files Lawsuit After Government Declares Pope’s Visit a “National Holiday”

Harrison Mumia, President of Atheists in Kenya, wasn’t surprised by all the attention Pope Francis received yesterday when he visited the country. But he couldn’t believe that his government, one that also has the separation of church and state built into its Constitution, declared it a “public holiday.” That was a step too far, he writes at CNN, causing him to file a lawsuit in court to have the holiday nullified:

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Got Questions? Ask Away and I’ll Answer. (Maybe)

For the next Friendly Atheist Podcast coming out this Sunday, I’d like to try something different.

Consider it an Ask Me (Almost) Anything. What would you like to know? What would you like me to comment on?

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Catholic Writer Thinks “We’d All Be Catholic if We Really Thought About It”

Writing for the Catholic World Report, Thomas M. Doran argues that “we’d all be Catholic if we really thought about it.”

As someone who’s thought about it… no thank you. I can do much, much better than that.

But what evidence does Doran offer for why Catholicism totally makes sense?

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Winless Tennessee High School Football Team Also in Trouble for Christian Coach’s Proselytizing

It’s bad enough when public high school football coaches preach to the athletes. But it’s downright stupid when they publicize it, assuming everyone will just accept the practice as normal.

At Cannon County High School in Tennessee, head coach T. J. Daniels has been pushing Christianity on the students for years — and a local newspaper included a report all about it:

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