Heartbreaking: Atheist Teacher Illustrates Real Persecution

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In a heartbreaking Reddit post, a public school teacher from Arizona illustrates the threat of persecution and discrimination faced by many atheists via a conversation with his eight-year-old son.Recently Redditor NeroJoe submitted the following post titled To the Christian lurkers on this sub, do you want to know what it really feels like to be persecuted? to r/atheism: So, I just landed a new job in a public school, and I chose to enroll my children there as well.The community is very … [Read more...]

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Minister Sues For Right To Tell LGBT Juvenile Offenders They’re Going To Hell

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A Christian minister is suing the state of Kentucky after being prevented from telling LGBT youth they are going to hell while volunteering at a juvenile detention center.According to reports, Minister David Wells refused to comply with a Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice policy that prohibits anti-gay comments to youths at the state's juvenile detention centers.Wells told state officials he couldn't comply with their April 2014 anti-discrimination policy requiring "fair and equal … [Read more...]

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Christian Extremists Predict Violence Against Abortion Clinics

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In light of a highly orchestrated and dishonest campaign to smear and discredit Planned Parenthood, Christian extremists are anticipating violence against abortion clinics and abortion providers.The escalated threat against abortion providers is motivated by heavily edited undercover videos recently posted by the anti-abortion group Center for Medical Progress, a group with ties to violent, anti-abortion, Christian extremists.The heavily edited videos supposedly shows Planned Parenthood … [Read more...]

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Kentucky Man Dies Of Snake Bite During Church Service

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Serpent handling gone wrong: A Kentucky man has died from a snake bite suffered during a Pentecostal church service.John David Brock, 60, was handling a venomous snake during a Sunday service at the Mossy Simpson Pentecostal church in the small town of Jenson, Kentucky, when the snake bit into his left arm.A church member says Brock was bitten by a rattlesnake.Authorities say Brock refused medical treatment after suffering the bite, and instead went to his brother's home, where he … [Read more...]

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Mississippi School District Fined $7,500 For ‘Proselytizing Christianity’

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A Mississippi school district  has been fined $7,500 after “proselytizing Christianity” by sponsoring Christian prayers at an assembly honoring high-achieving students.A U.S. Federal District Court has fined Mississippi's third largest public school district $7,500 after a minister opened up a districtwide honors assembly with a prayer invocation, an act that violated a 2013 court settlement that ordered the district to stop "proselytizing Christianity."The prayer in question occurred at … [Read more...]

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Indiana Clerk Fired For Refusing To Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

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An Indiana county clerk fired for “insubordination” after refusing to process applications for same-sex marriage licenses because of her “sincerely held religious beliefs” has filed a federal lawsuit alleging religious discrimination.Linda Summers, a former deputy clerk in the Harrison County, Indiana Superior Court Clerk's Office, has filed a federal court lawsuit alleging religious discrimination in employment after being fired for refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses.The Louisv … [Read more...]

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Bible-Thumping Billionaires Buy Ted Cruz For $15 Million

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In the largest known donation so far in the 2016 presidential campaign, two Bible-thumping Billionaire brothers have purchased Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz for $15 million.CNN reports Farris and Dan Wilks, billionaire brothers who made their fortunes in the West Texas fracking boom, have given $15 million to the pro-Cruz super PAC, Keep the Promise.Friendly Atheist reports the billionaire brothers belong to and preach at the Assembly of Yahweh 7th Day in Texas. The … [Read more...]

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Black Pastor Challenges Christian Hypocrisy

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Some truth about Leviticus: In a fiery sermon a Georgia pastor is caught on video slamming the ugly hypocrisy of Christians who demonize LGBT people.Recently Pastor Dewey Smith of the House of Hope, Greater Travelers Rest church in Decatur gave a stirring sermon in which he slammed Christians for cherry picking which parts of the Bible to follow, pointing out that Christian leaders are happy to  judge gay people but “change wives like we change underwear.”Smith also made a powerful anal … [Read more...]

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