Bryan Adams cancels Mississippi concert over anti-LGBT bill.

Mississippi hasn’t learned from North Carolina’s example.  While NC hemorrhages money over their recent anti-LGBT bill, Mississippi passed one of their own allowing public businesses to deny service to a portion of the public — you know, the very same thing the Civil Rights Act fixed way back in the day. The first drop of [Read More…]

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Boko Haram beginning to use far more children in suicide bombings.

If you have a weak constitution, it may be best to pass this blog post by.  You’ve been warned. While Boko Haram has turned to using captured women for suicide bombings for a while now, recently they’ve also begun using children: Boko Haram’s use of child bombers has increased over the last year with one [Read More…]

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LA County loses lawsuit over Christian cross in the county’s official seal.

Ever since 2014 a lawsuit has been in place against LA County for refusing to remove a cross from the county seal: In a long-awaited ruling, a federal judge has sided with plaintiffs who argued it was unconstitutional for Los Angeles County supervisors to place a Christian cross on the county seal. A divided Board [Read More…]

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Indiana state trooper fired for proselytizing during traffic stops.

State trooper Brian L. Hamilton had a habit of trying to convert people to Christianity during traffic stops.  That’s a practice that is now going to end: The State Police said on Friday that the trooper, Brian L. Hamilton, a 14-year veteran, was let go on Thursday for repeatedly proselytizing and for handing out a [Read More…]

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Examining Biblical Prophecy – pt. 1- introduction

Biblical prophecy keeps rearing its ugly head. It’s defiant to the end. I’ve addressed this before, but I have an ongoing interest in analyzing the topic – why do we atheists not find it compelling? Why do Christians? Maybe if I could explain it more succinctly, or more clearly get to the root of the [Read More…]

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BREAKING: Mississippi’s governor signs sweeping LGBT discrimination bill.

Well fuck: Mississippi’s governor has signed a law that allows public and private businesses to refuse service to gay couples based on the employers’ religious beliefs. Gov. Phil Bryant signed House Bill 1523 on Tuesday, despite opposition from gay-rights groups and some businesses. Some conservative and religious groups support the bill. The measure’s intention is [Read More…]

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Australians want to remove the tax exemption for churches.

Well this is cool.  In Australia most people want to nix the religious tax exemption: Nearly two-thirds of voters oppose the religious tax exemption, while just 24% support it. The strongest opposition, unexpectedly, comes from older voters: 73% of over-55s oppose the exemption. Meh, I’ve often said that the tax exemption is the price of [Read More…]

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Ken Ham wonders when the bible will be banned.

Ken Ham wrote a blog about a British preacher who, after trying to convince prisoners that homosexuality is evil, was barred from the prison.  Somehow Ham thought that preachers should just be able to waltz into prisons to preach whenever they wish. But it led Ham to ask the obvious next question: “And really, the [Read More…]

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American Atheists clashing with sheriff who uses official facebook page to proselytize.

A Tennessee Sheriff is using his station’s official facebook page to evangelize and American Atheists is none too happy about it: Sheriff Eric Watson said he was open about his faith before he was elected and will remain so while in office. “I respect the right of others to believe as they so choose, but [Read More…]

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Catholic priest loses $500,000 to gambling. The money was meant for refugee sponsorship

It seems a Catholic priest, Amer Saka, has gambled away half a million dollars that was supposed to go toward sponsoring refugees: Police have launched an investigation into a Chaldean Catholic priest from London, Ont., after church officials reported more than $500,000 slated for refugee sponsorship was lost to gambling. Father Amer Saka, a priest [Read More…]

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