Author Archives: Casey

19 Oct
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Appeals Court Says Giant Christian Cross in Bladensburg, MD is Illegal

In a major decision, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled 2-1 that a giant Christian cross in Prince County, Maryland is unconstitutional. During oral arguments, attorneys defending the 40 foot tall “Peace Cross” attempted to argue that the symbol ...

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16 Oct
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A growing share of Americans say it’s not necessary to believe in God to be moral

According to new data from the Pew Research Center, a majority of U.S. adults now say it is not necessary to believe in God to be moral and have good values (56%), up from about half (49%) who expressed this view ...

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04 Oct
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Humanist services at Lackland raise eyebrows — but draw crowds

A great article highlighting Humanist meetings for servicemembers at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. According to the article, the weekly meetings attract more than 1,000 of the 3,800 total attendees for all religious services that take place. As humanists and other ...

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03 Oct
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The bill to ban abortion at 20 weeks is based on fake science

Today, the House will consider a radical anti-choice bill that bans abortion after 20 weeks. The “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act” makes it a crime—punished with a fine or prison, or both—to perform an abortion when the fetus is believed to ...

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02 Oct
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Federal Judge Says Florida County Officials Can’t Discriminate Against Atheists

A federal judge has ruled that officials in Brevard County, Florida cannot discriminate against nontheists by denying them the opportunity to offer a secular invocation. The county had previously limited invocations to “faith-based” groups and insisted that the Central Florida ...

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29 Sep
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Colorado Student Sues Her Old School District for Anti-Atheist Discrimination

A star student is suing her former high school over discrimination she faced for being an atheist and standing up against unconstitutional proselytizing by school officials. Just a few examples of discrimination and religious coercion Cidney Fisk claims to have experienced ...

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29 Sep
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Michigan Couple Let Infant Die of Treatable Disease Because “God Makes No Mistakes”

The heartbreaking story of a Michigan couple who didn’t seek medical care for their infant born with a serious but treatable condition. While reading this story, keep in mind that nine states still have faith healing exemptions from manslaughter and ...

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26 Sep
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Landmark Study Confirms One-Quarter of Americans Are Nonreligious

A groundbreaking study of over 100,000 Americans from all 50 states finds that nearly one-quarter (24%) of all Americans have no religious affiliation. This new report published by the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) is the second study that has ...

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26 Sep
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Texas Doctor Sued for Forcing Employees to Attend Bible Study

Four former employees are suing a Texas doctor, claiming he forced them to practice his religion in the workplace. Hemant Mehta at the Friendly Athiest reports: “The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is filing the suit on the employees’ behalf against Dr. Tim ...

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25 Sep
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Louisiana Attorney General: “We Will Get Prayer Back in Public Schools”

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry recently gave a speech to the Lousiana Family Forum, a religious right advocacy group. In his speech, he vowed that he would get prayer back into public schools: The Times-Picayune reports: Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry is ...

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