On Monday in Orlando, Florida, Jocelyn Williamson
delivered a secular invocation
during a Council meeting.
Religious historian Leigh Eric Schmidt
, whose new book Village Atheists
comes out next week, has an excellent piece at Religion & Politics about the difficulties of being an open atheist
trying to get into the highest office in the land.
After an atheist prisoner was told to go through a religious substance abuse treatment program if he wanted early release, he sued the Missouri Department of Corrections, saying this was a form of discrimination. More than four years later, that issue is still being debated, and there was a temporary setback today.
A Christian high school has sued the Florida High School Athletic Association because they weren't allowed to pray over the loudspeakers during December's state championship football game. I guess they're mad that Jesus couldn't hear them.
The Watchtower Society has released a guide
to help kids explain their stance on homosexuality to non-Jehovah's Witnesses, and it has all the educational value of a biology textbook authored by Ken Ham
, titled "Explaining Your Beliefs About Homosexuality," is remarkably disturbing for something only three pages long.