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Suit Filed Over Christian School Assembly | Dispatches from the Culture Wars

Suit Filed Over Christian School Assembly | Dispatches from the Culture Wars | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
The ACLU has filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of the parent of a student in the Chesterfield County School District in South Carolina over an incredible mandatory assembly the middle school held with an evangelist and a Christian rapper in September. 
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The 25 Most Influential Living Atheists

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The 25 Most Influential Living Atheists - Share Go back a few hundred years, and atheism was very much a minority position. Those who were atheists would have been ostracized by society and possib...
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New Jersey Nurses Join Ranks of ‘Conscientious Objectors’ Who Refuse to Do Their Jobs | Friendly Atheist

New Jersey Nurses Join Ranks of ‘Conscientious Objectors’ Who Refuse to Do Their Jobs | Friendly Atheist | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it

Ten nurses at a New Jersey hospital have filed a lawsuit claiming the hospital’s new policy requires them to assist in performing abortions.

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Newt Gingrich’s faith journey: How a thrice-married Catholic became an evangelical darling – CNN Belief Blog - CNN.com Blogs

Newt Gingrich’s faith journey: How a thrice-married Catholic became an evangelical darling – CNN Belief Blog - CNN.com Blogs | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it

The sight of influential evangelicals rallying around Gingrich, a Catholic with serious “values” baggage, speaks to the huge political vulnerability of Mitt Romney, who was the perceived GOP front-runner until recent polls put Gingrich at the front of the pack.

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Ireland: ‘A la Carte’ Catholics not wanted

Ireland: ‘A la Carte’ Catholics not wanted | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it

A documentary scheduled to be screened on Irish TV tonight features Irish Catholic priests complaining they have the hump with Catholics of Convenience using the Church simply for hatches, matches and despatches.

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Concerned Women for America: “Let raped military women pay for their own abortions!” | Lousy Canuck

Concerned Women for America: “Let raped military women pay for their own abortions!” | Lousy Canuck | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
Have you ever noticed that American political action committees for ridiculous anti-woman and anti-gay causes espoused by the right wing almost always include Family or Concerned or Parents, and pretty much have to contain the word America, and somehow the fact that they’re FOR America — as opposed to those people who are against what they stand for, who must de facto also be against America? 
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A glimpse into the vague and blurry mind of a proud None | Pharyngula

A glimpse into the vague and blurry mind of a proud None | Pharyngula | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
I don't go to church on Sundays anymore, so it's so kind of the New York Times to serve me up a bit of that familiar sanctimonious, self-congratulatory...
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Carnal knowledge at bible camp – Instructor faces 17 criminal charges

Carnal knowledge at bible camp – Instructor faces 17 criminal charges | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
Heather Daughdrill, age 28, apparently taught more than the Bible at Summer Bible School Camp.  She is accused of initiating a relationship and having sex with...
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Church Air Poses Health Risks

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If you were wondering about some of the disadvantages to being religious and attending church, researchers have come upon a new one: breathing church air is bad...
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Africa's Witch Children - Dispatches - YouTube - RichardDawkins.net

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An increasing number of children in the Niger Delta are being forced to the streets and trafficked as a result of a deeply held belief in child ‘witches’ and also due to persistent violent conflicts, poverty, abuse, torture, rape, or being orphaned by HIV/AIDS.

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Billboard campaign hopes to dispel atheist stereotypes - Arizona News from The Arizona Republic

Billboard campaign hopes to dispel atheist stereotypes - Arizona News from The Arizona Republic | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
Billboard campaign hopes to dispel atheist stereotypes - Arizona News from The Arizona Republic...
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Rick Perry: The Vagina Bill

America, if you openly elect people like this, then you probably deserve everything that's coming to you. I can't believe there's still people like this sham...
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Roe v. Wade: An American Decision For Freedom And Liberty

Roe v. Wade: An American Decision For Freedom And Liberty | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
Anti-abortion fanatics have really had a field day since Republicans took over the House of Representatives, several governorships, and many state legislatures. Anti-abortion laws are being proposed and passed in every red state and even the U.S.
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CNN Reports on Black Atheists in the South | Friendly Atheist

CNN Reports on Black Atheists in the South | Friendly Atheist | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it

CNN is jumping on the “Black atheists exist!” bandwagon — their angle focuses on black atheists in the South.

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Religious Belief Or Mental Illness?

Religious Belief Or Mental Illness? | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
The paranoid few who seem genuinely disturbed by the possibility of the coming end of the world may be responding the most reasonably to current events.
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Catholic League Took Down Their 'Adopt an Atheist' Contact Page | What Would JT Do?

Catholic League Took Down Their 'Adopt an Atheist' Contact Page | What Would JT Do? | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it

The Catholic League said they wanted to adopt all us sad, miserable, good-for-nothing atheists. It turns out we wanted to be adopted! We came to them, eager to participate…and they closed the doors when they saw us approaching.

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Israeli Bus Company Fined After Driver Enforces Sex Segregation

In Israel on Wednesday, the Rishon Lezion Magistrate Court fined Egged, Israel's largest bus company, the equivalent of $1,070 (US) for requiring a woman passenger to sit in the back of the bus while the bus traveled through a Haredi (strictly Orthodox) neighborhood.

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Top Ten Signs You’re a Fundamentalist Christian | Debunking Christianity

Top Ten Signs You’re a Fundamentalist Christian | Debunking Christianity | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it

In this context, fundamental Christians are those that believe the Bible is the inerrant word of God. Fundamentalists (“fundies”) include the Pentecostals and Southern Baptists. Anyone else who does not take a literal interpretation is not a ‘true’ christian.

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Return of the Rentboys | Dispatches from the Culture Wars

Return of the Rentboys | Dispatches from the Culture Wars | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
A Republican mayor from New Jersey has resigned after he followed in the footsteps of George Rekers and contracted with someone from rentboy.com — I’m sure it was just to carry his luggage, though. 
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Atheist? Want to Be Adopted? | Dispatches from the Culture Wars

Atheist? Want to Be Adopted? | Dispatches from the Culture Wars | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it

The latest bit of weirdness from Bill Donohue of the Catholic League is a plan to “adopt an atheist.” Other than trying to make themselves look ridiculous, it’s difficult to understand what the possible intent of this is.

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"Why I’m An Atheist." – Mike Bermudez | Pharyngula

"Why I’m An Atheist." – Mike Bermudez | Pharyngula | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
I perhaps had it easier than most. Actually, I'm quite sure I did.
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Dissecting Rick Perry’s ‘Strong’ Ad | Friendly Atheist

Dissecting Rick Perry’s ‘Strong’ Ad | Friendly Atheist | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it

Perry’s by now infamous new ad makes some very broad and sweeping claims about the religious history of this nation. It is a far too common argument in many Christian circles that the United States was founded as a decidedly Christian nation. Perry proclaims, “Faith made America strong. It can make her strong again.”

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Religion Clause: Court Upholds Church's Firing of Pre-School Director For Living With Boyfriend

A California appeals court upheld a church's firing of its pre-school director for living with her boyfriend and raising their child together without being married.

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Atheist billboard refutes notion U.S. founded on Christian religion

Atheist billboard refutes notion U.S. founded on Christian religion | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
 In an elegant demonstration of a historical truth, Atheists in California are refuting the notion that the U.S. was founded upon the Christian religion.
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A Pac-Man Christmas.

A Pac-Man Christmas. | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
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