religious issues centering around church/state conflict and secular humanism.

Religious Freedom & Trans Bathroom Bills Filed in Kentucky

Kentucky Democrat Rick Nelson proposed HB105 and HB 106 - Religious Freedom & Bathroom Bills

A Democrat in the Kentucky House filed two bills today targeting the LGBTQ community. HB106 is a near copy of the North Carolina HB2 ‘Bathroom bill’ that targeted transgender people for explicit discrimination in gender-segregated facilities while HB105 is a so-called ‘religious freedom’ bill that would allow the use of religious belief to be used to legally justify discrimination against […]

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Boca Raton Secular Displays Vandalized Yet Again

Boca Raton Secular Displays Vandalized Yet Again

Two secular displays in Boca Raton, Florida came under attack for the eighth time (since the beginning of December 2016) over the three day New Years weekend. Despite an ongoing police investigation relating to the previous attacks on the displays, one or more persons attempted to destroy the displays placed in Sanborn Square Park. CBS 12 reported on the newest incident:  It’s […]

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Peacock Panache’s Top Stories of 2016

2016 Year in review - Peacock Panache

With 2016 coming to a close it’s time to take a look back at what made Peacock Panache relevant over the past 12 months. Here are our top five stories of the year: #5 Story of 2016: High profile civil rights incidents & the public’s misunderstanding of individual rights Our #5 story of 2015 centers around a group of stories we […]

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Fox’s ‘War on Christmas’ Forces Jewish Family to Flee for Safety [UPDATED]

The War on Christmas narrative took a dangerous turn at Centerville Elementary in Pennsylvania

A false ‘War on Christmas’ narrative promoted by both Fox News and Donald Trump’s conspiracy theory source of choice (Breitbart) resulted in a Jewish family fleeing their home fearing another Pizzagate-style attack. The story involves the cancellation of a school play a handful of parents blamed on the Jewish family despite the school administration’s assurances the family had nothing to […]

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Boca Raton Secular Displays Vandalized Again

Satanic secular display in Boca Raton vandalized again

The pentagram and accompanying secular banner in Sanborn Square Park in Boca Raton, Florida were vandalized again last night following several attacks against both the displays and the teacher behind them over the last few weeks. The latest act of vandalism didn’t result in theft of the displays (as it did last week) thanks to the chaining of the two to trees, […]

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Boca Raton: Teacher Behind Secular Display Under Attack

Boca Raton atheist secular display owner a teacher preston smith

The man responsible for the Pentagram display in Boca Raton, Florida – a teacher at Boca Raton Community Middle School – is under attack by his school’s PTA for efforts to promote secularism and separation of church and state through the Satanic display next to the Christian nativity in Sanborn Square Park. He erected the Satanic display next to the Freedom From […]

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South Carolina: Bill Would Allow Teachers to Proselytize Religion

SC just proposed H3345 to allow religious proselytization in schools

A bill filed in the South Carolina legislature would allow teachers to proselytize religious beliefs to children in the classroom. H3345 – proposed by Republican Representatives Bill Chumley, Mike Burns, and Stephen Long – would “promote academic freedom for public school teachers by providing public school teachers may conduct or participate in any student-led prayer, student-organized prayer groups, religious clubs, and […]

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Boca Raton: Secular Displays Stolen After Christian Protest

Boca Raton: Secular Displays Stolen After Christian Protest

Following a Christian-organized protest last week a pair of secular/atheist displays in Boca Raton, Florida were stolen. The theft follows a vandalization incident shortly after the displays’ installation at the beginning of December. Organized and implemented by the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) at the request of local members. the displays have been replaced and locked down from further anti-atheist and […]

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You’ve Been Warned: Mike Pence’s Version of ‘Truth’

Mike Pence

Pence claims he values truth, yet he leaves out quite a bit. I liken it to this example from my own life. A few years ago a friend’s son was away at college. Sadly the son’s beloved dog, Tippy, died. His father called him at college and said “Tippy didn’t wake up this morning.”THIS WAS A TRUE STATEMENT. When the […]

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Florida: Christians Protest Satanic Display Next to Nativity

Florida: Christians Protest Satanic Display Next to Nativity Scene

Members of the Church of All Nations marched to Sanborn Square park in Boca Raton, Florida yesterday in protest of the city allowing a Satanic religious display on public property. The Satanic display was placed in response to the city allowing a Christian display at the same location. Despite that, members of the church believe that because they find it […]

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