The FFRF gets an Ohio public school to stop singing “The Lord’s Prayer” at graduation.

I read the Christian Post, and most of the time it’s just an eye-rolling waste of my time.  But every now and again they post something about church/state separation where they try so, so hard to paint the offenders as the victims and then it’s all worth it. The Freedom From Religion Foundation has gotten [Read More…]

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Cliven Bundy is suing Harry Reid and Barack Obama.

Cliven Bundy is suing various members of the federal government: Sen. Harry Reid, Reid’s son, Judge Gloria Navarro, and President Obama: Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, jailed for his role in instigating an armed standoff with federal authorities in 2014, alleges a vast conspiracy to violate his civil rights in a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday. The [Read More…]

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Roy Moore suspended from the bench, could be removed from office after hearing.

So…Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore has been suspended from the bench for telling Alabama probate judges to defy the SCOTUS: An Alabama judicial oversight body on Friday filed a formal complaint against Roy S. Moore, the chief justice of the state’s Supreme Court, charging that he had “flagrantly disregarded and abused his authority” [Read More…]

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Update on the Jessieville, Arkansas story.

Hey guys, there are showings in the house today up til noon, so I’m trying to get the house spruced up and get out of it.  But here’s a real quick update on the Jessieville story. The school has responded to neither myself or the FFRF.  They have, however, taken down their facebook page entirely [Read More…]

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Roy Moore feels he’s under attack by “atheists, homosexuals, and transgender individuals” for stuff he actually did.

Poor Roy Moore.  He committed numerous ethics violations back when the Supreme Court was striking down gay marriage bans, and now people have the audacity to point them out!  The nerve! It’s all part of this gay marriage conspiracy, I tell you: Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, famous for his embrace of religion [Read More…]

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Tennessee governor vetoes bill that would make the bible the state book. It’s not over yet though.

So Tennessee passed a resolution making the bible their state book.  To any objective person the obvious stuck out like sore thumb: isn’t elevating a particular holy book above all others a violation of the separation of church and state?  Yes, yes it is. While this was all going on I emailed Andrew Seidel to [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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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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Federal judge rules that SCOTUS ruling on gay marriage bans doesn’t apply to Puerto Rico.

In an absolutely bizarre ruling a federal judge has ruled that Obergefell does not apply to Puerto Rico: In Vidal v. Garcia-Padilla, (D PR, March 8, 2016), a Puerto Rico federal district court held that the recognition of same-sex marriage in Obergefell v. Hodges  does not bind Puerto Rico until further action by the Supreme Court or [Read More…]

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Today the Supreme Court handed down a ruling favorable to same-sex adoption.

The SCOTUS elected to take up the case of a separated lesbian couple (who were never married).  The case involved three children they had while a couple before a bitter break up, after which the biological mother sought to deny her ex-partner visitation rights on the grounds that same-sex adoption was not legal in Alabama: [Read More…]

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