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Prayer bill draws praise from high school student

Prayer bill draws praise from high school student | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

A bill that would allow teachers and other school personnel to participate in student-led religious activities is on its way to the Tennessee Senate after unanimously passing the House on Thursday 93-0.

 

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Gingrich: School prayer would have prevented Columbine

Gingrich: School prayer would have prevented Columbine | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Newt Gingrich is not a poster child for family values. If we didn't know that already, his ex-wife Marianne Gingrich has been making it crystal clear in interviews with ABC News and the Washington Post, saying Gingrich wanted an "open...
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Prayer in Public Schools an Essential Right - Except for Muslims

Prayer in Public Schools an Essential Right - Except for Muslims | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Fundies love the school prayer myth, crying that children must be allowed to pray in school - that is, until the kid turns out to be Muslim...
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George Michael slams “twisted” prayer for his death

George Michael slams “twisted” prayer for his death | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Recovering from pneumonia, George Michael has slammed a fundamentalist organisation which told people to pray for his death, but praised the "admirable, generous and loving" Christians in his life.
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The religion of an increasingly godless America | The Great Debate

The religion of an increasingly godless America | The Great Debate | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Americans seem not just more religious, but more drawn to reactionary religion than ever before. That is, until you start to dig into the actual facts.
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Dead people to be physically resurrected in Detroit, per New Apostolic Reformation prophet

Dead people to be physically resurrected in Detroit, per New Apostolic Reformation prophet | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Rick Joyner, head of The Oak Initiative and Morningstar Ministries, told those in attendance that they are the messengers of the Kingdom of God and their prayers would "touch heaven" and "shake hell." A "prophet" who really got the crowd excited was Cindy Jacobs, who said that dead people would be resurrected in Detroit and elsewhere and there would be child evangelists rising to preach the word.

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PracticalDoubt.com » That’s Disrespectful! Why Not Just Pray?

PracticalDoubt.com » That’s Disrespectful! Why Not Just Pray? | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

As a society, we have a warped view of what speech and actions qualify as “disrespectful.” Instead of viewing “disrespect” as an action or attitude that lacks respect, it appears to be any action that disagrees with the majority.

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Spiritual Warfare | DomeMagazine.com

Spiritual Warfare | DomeMagazine.com | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Political Crusade Against ‘Demonic Spirits’ Comes to Detroit 11/11/11.
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Proof Prayer Doesn't Work - A Double-Blind Scientific Study

"The Templeton Foundation, a christian organization, in 2006, set out to prove that prayer works, with a massive study that ended up costing over 2.4 million dollars. 1,802 patients at 6 different hospitals were organized into the study. They'd all received heart bypass surgery so that there would be as much similarity as possible. Here are the results:"

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Alabama schools continue in unlawful prayer

The Freedom From Religion Foundation has yet to receive a response from Superintendent William Valentine regarding Lauderdale County School District's sanction of illegal prayer before athletic events.
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Clay principal's memo says First Amendment meant only for Christians

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Clay Hill Elementary principal quotes pastor in memo promoting prayer session at school.

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The Aftermath of a School Prayer Case and a Judge’s Awesome Statement

The Aftermath of a School Prayer Case and a Judge’s Awesome Statement | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Last year, Christa and Danny Schultz sued the Medina Valley Independent School District in Castroville, Texas because they knew their son’s high school graduation ceremony would include a prayer. 

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High school basketball players brutally beaten for Tebowing

High school basketball players brutally beaten for Tebowing | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Two South Carolina boys basketball players were slammed to the ground, punched and kicked “to the point of vomiting” for Tebowing during the game.

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Prayer during city time denied

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Mt. Pleasant’s city manager has asked the town’s chaplain to refrain from holding prayer services at City Hall while employees are on the clock, a move she attributes to the separation of church and state

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Anger doesn’t make the irrational more sensible | Pharyngula

Anger doesn’t make the irrational more sensible | Pharyngula | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
I actually enjoyed this little rant by a fervent Catholic, Mary Kochan: You Whiny Sniveling Little Atheists Are Pathetic!
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Why doesn’t America like science? - FT.com

Why doesn’t America like science? - FT.com | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Just three Republican candidates have declared that they believe in the scientific basis for evolution.

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Scandal of the churches claiming they can cure HIV through God, as six die after abandoning medication

Scandal of the churches claiming they can cure HIV through God, as six die after abandoning medication | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Undercover reporters who posed as worshippers infected with HIV in south London were told they could be cured. They then had water sprayed in their face while a pastor called for the devil to leave.
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Engle Warns Detroit: If You Don’t Embrace The Call, Demons Will Take Over

Promoting the November 11 The Call: Detroit to a church group this week, Lou Engle gave them an ominous warning: if the city of Detroit doesn’t sustain the message of The Call, then prepare for a demonic invasion.

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‘Hitler Was Sent By God’ According To Pastor Involved With Rick Perry Prayer Event

‘Hitler Was Sent By God’ According To Pastor Involved With Rick Perry Prayer Event | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Now why do you suppose very few people are reporting on Rick Perry's association with a man that claims Hitler was an agent of God?
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The Secular Outpost: Republican​s Unite Against Atheists

"And I, frankly, would be really worried if somebody assured me that nothing in their faith would affect their judgments because then I'd wonder, where's your judgment -- how can you have judgment if you have no faith? And how can I trust you with power if you don't pray?" - Newt Gingrich

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Media Banned From Secretive Religious Right Event

"It turned out that the Champion The Vote effort was a project of organization called United In Purpose, which is being funded by conservative millionaires for the purpose of mobilizing "40 million out of the estimated 60 million evangelicals in the United States to vote" over the next decade."

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