Florida Religion in School Legislation SB 436 Passes

Religion in public schools may become law thanks to Kim Daniels and Dennis Baxley - SB 436

Late on Friday, the Florida legislature passed SB 436 (also known as the “Florida Student and School Personnel Religious Liberties Act”) as a part of a compromise to pass changes to the state’s “Stand Your Ground” law. Upon becoming law, SB 436 will prohibit Florida public school districts “from discriminating against students, parents, & school personnel on basis of religious viewpoints or expression.” At […]

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San Antonio Mayor Calls Atheists “Broken” People

San Antonio mayor Ivy Taylor

During a candidate forum earlier this month, San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor explained to a crowd of people that poverty in her city was due in large part to people being “broken” because they had no “relationship with their Creator.” Following national outrage over her comments, Taylor doubled down on Facebook proclaiming her comments were edited. After posting the full 90 minute […]

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TN Public School Under Fire For Promotion of Religion

Milan High School

Milan High School in Milan, Tennessee faces criticism and possible legal action over allowing Larry Eddings – a math teacher and coach – to promote religion and potentially “teach” a class next term that would involve proselytizing Christianity to public school students. The teacher’s religious activities came to the attention of the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) recently following complaints from […]

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O’Reilly’s Replacement: A Look at Tucker Carlson

Bill O'Reilly and Tucker Carlson

With news that Bill O’Reilly is official out at Fox News following the loss of substantial advertising dollars, boycotts, and a new accusation of sexual harassment this week, Fox announced who will lead the network’s opinion mantle going forward: Tucker Carlson. We’ve covered Carlson extensively over the years from his promotion of statutory rape of boys to stumping for the tobacco industry. This […]

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WV: Lesbian Couple Suing Over Harassment While Obtaining Marriage License

Samantha Brookover and Amanda Abramovich

When marriage equality became law in their hometown in 2014 following the federal court decision in Bostic v. Schaefer, Samantha Brookover and Amanda Abramovich sought out a marriage license in Gilmer County, West Virginia. They were met with derision, harassment and hatred and refused an application by the county clerk’s office. Sixteen months later (following the Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v Hodges […]

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Texas GOP Legislation Targets LGBTQ Marriage Licenses

LGBTQ marriage equality in Texas

Legislation making its way through the Texas legislature would offer a legal “religious” loophole for taxpayer-funded public officials to refuse same-sex couples seeking to obtain a marriage license. Senate Bill 522 – written by state Senator Brian Birdwell (R-Granbury) – would allow any Texas county clerk to refuse to dispense a marriage license so long as that refusal is based on “a sincerely […]

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Florida Religion in School Legislation SB 436 Advances

Religion in public schools may become law thanks to Kim Daniels and Dennis Baxley - SB 436

In February, two Florida legislators proposed companion bills in the state House and Senate that would significantly weaken the church and state wall within public schools. House Bill 303 and it’s companion bill Senate Bill 436 – known collectively as the “Florida Student and School Personnel Religious Liberties Act” – would prohibit Florida public school districts “from discriminating against students, parents, & school personnel on basis of religious […]

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Religious Liberty, Executive Orders & Laws of General Application

GOP Dominionism Christianity

Religious liberty seems so simple. Everyone should have the right to believe what they want and practice what they believe. Right? So…a few questions, as we await yet another Executive Order–this time, addressing Trump’s (or more probably, Pence’s) version of religious liberty. Should parents whose beliefs include what we Westerners call genital mutilation–what they call female circumcision–be allowed to perform […]

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Republican Uses the Bible to Justify Denying Food Assistance

Jodey Arrington discussing SNAP

Offering a salient argument in favor of protecting separation of church and state, Congressman Jodey Arrington (R-TX) argued during a House hearing this week that unemployed low-income citizens should not have access to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). He used a cherry-picked Bible verse to support that argument saying, “The Scripture tells us in 2 Thessalonians 3-10, he says, ‘For even when we were with you […]

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Latest Kevin Sorbo Strawman Film to Begin Production April 8

kevin sorbo

It’s true, unfortunately. Kevin Sorbo, of Hercules fame, is in the midst of arguably the busiest time of his entire acting career.  Most people wouldn’t know it though, since a huge portion of his recent films share the same underlying themes — God, Jesus, or how stupid atheism is. Since making a splash in the mainstream Christian scene as a […]

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