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Lawsuit: State trooper preached about Jesus during traffic stop (Indystar.com)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Oct 12. 51 Replies

I am just going to get out of the way of this one ... though when I saw the headline on…Continue

Tags: police, Indiana, proselytize

S.E. Cupp: I’m a ‘Better’ Atheist than Bill Maher

Started by Joe. Last reply by Regina Goodwin Oct 12. 45 Replies

In a new online video for Crossfire the pundit makes the claim that conservative atheists are actually “better” than liberal ones,…Continue

Anti-Islam ads coming to NYC buses, subways (CBS News)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Pat Sep 20. 1 Reply

NEW YORK -- Anti-Islamic ads will begin appearing on a hundred New York City buses and at two subway entrances next week.The six ads include an image of American journalist James Foley, just before…Continue

Tags: islam, ads, American Freedom Defense Initiative, Islamophobia

Pennsylvania teen faces two years in jail for Facebook photo of "desecration"

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by Idaho Spud Sep 13. 21 Replies

A 14-year-old in Everett, Pennsyltucky Pennsylvania has been charged with…Continue

Tags: trespassing, photos, stupidity, 'right' not to be offended, Facebook

Judges rule that Ground Zero Cross can stay at 9/11 museum

Started by Joe. Last reply by Luara Aug 3. 4 Replies

In 2011, the American Atheists – a group dedicated to fight to “protect the absolute separation of religion from government and raise the profile of atheism in the public discourse” - sued to keep…Continue

Atheist TV Officially Launches; David Silverman Criticizes History Channel for Presenting Bible as History

Started by Joe. Last reply by Pat Aug 1. 5 Replies

The world's first ever all-atheist TV channel officially launched Tuesday, with American Atheist president David Silverman declaring it is geared toward all atheists, everywhere.…Continue

Atheist Philanthropist Makes $10,000 Donation to Support Right Wing Watch Blog

Started by Joe Aug 1. 0 Replies

People For the American Way and Right Wing Watch do critical work uncovering the vicious language the Right uses to attack anyone whose religious beliefs differ from their own — especially those with…Continue

On this day in history - July 30th, 1956

Started by Joe. Last reply by Joseph P Jul 30. 1 Reply

On this day in history - July 30th, 1956 - "In God We Trust" is adopted as the official motto of the United States.…Continue

Pierce County Council approves displaying “In God We Trust” after volatile debate

Started by Joe Jul 30. 0 Replies

After more than two hours of volatile debate, the Pierce County Council voted Tuesday to display the national motto “In God We Trust” in the Council Chambers.…Continue

Ireland: Atheists not hopeful of ‘blasphemy’ referendum, in spite of UN pressure

Started by Joe. Last reply by Joseph P Jul 29. 2 Replies

The offense — controversially re-introduced in 2009 — states that a person found guilty of the publication or utterance of “blasphemous matter” can be fined up to €25,000.…Continue

This Church Service In Tennessee Includes Everything But God

Started by Joe. Last reply by Joseph P Jul 29. 5 Replies

There is, however, one rather fundamental missing ingredient that sets this congregation apart from the hundreds of others turning out to worship this Sunday morning in Nashville: this is a church…Continue

Not Just the Adults – Secular Kids’ IQs also Higher

Started by Joe. Last reply by Joseph P Jul 28. 2 Replies

Not one major news outlet has brought attention to the fact that peer-reviewed studies have been ongoing and consistently show the IQs of Atheist to be higher than those of Christians.…Continue

GOP candidate claims fossil record proves humans lived with dinosaurs

Started by Joe. Last reply by Pat Jul 25. 5 Replies

Frey, a Michele Bachmann ally, testified before the Minnesota Senate Education Committee, speaking against the inclusion of the theory of evolution in proposed state science education standards.…Continue

N. TX Atheist group makes appeal to Hispanic non-believers

Started by Joe. Last reply by Joe Tomberlin Jul 25. 1 Reply

The group behind the billboard, the DFW Coalition of Reason, has targeted Christians and African Americans in the past, but it’s especially making an appeal to Hispanic non-believers now.…Continue

Atheist TV Channel Will Launch by the End of the Month

Started by Joe. Last reply by Loren Miller Jul 25. 6 Replies

After first mentioning the idea this past spring, American Atheists has announced that a TV channel dedicated to Atheist programming will launch on July 29th.…Continue

Warren city Atheist sues to set up alternative to prayer station at city hall

Started by Joe. Last reply by Future Jul 25. 4 Replies

A Warren atheist filed a federal lawsuit today saying his free speech rights were violated when Warren Mayor Jim Fouts turned down his request to place what he called a “reason station” inside city…Continue

Atheists End Teacher-Led Prayer in Indiana School District

Started by Joe. Last reply by Joseph P Jul 24. 1 Reply

A prominent Atheist organization has convinced an Indiana school district to end teacher-led prayer at area public schools following a complaint from an anonymous parent.…Continue

Children Exposed To Religion Have Difficulty Distinguishing Fact From Fiction, Study Finds

Started by Joe. Last reply by Joseph P Jul 23. 2 Replies

Young children who are exposed to religion have a hard time differentiating between fact and fiction, according to a new study published in the July issue of Cognitive Science.…Continue

Calvary Chapel Creation Conference Starts Today But Draws Atheist Protesters Thursday

Started by Joe Jul 23. 0 Replies

Stirring things up, according to "Orange County's most famous atheist" Bruce Gleason, will be members of his group Backyard Skeptics, Riverside Atheists and Free Thinkers (RAFT) and the Freethought…Continue

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Comment by ɟǝןıx dǝʇɹɐɹ on June 9, 2010 at 11:03am
I worked with five female nurses all near retirement age. How could I get milk from them?
Comment by Jaume on June 9, 2010 at 11:03am
More like gropes than grapes here.
Comment by Susan Stanko on June 9, 2010 at 10:15am
I guess it would depend on the circumstances. Like the situation at the end of "The Grapes of Wrath"
Comment by ɟǝןıx dǝʇɹɐɹ on June 9, 2010 at 9:37am
Bill, maybe I shouldn't feel this way but for me this is pretty disgusting. I don't think I could respect that law.
Comment by Aiden on June 4, 2010 at 7:04pm
Regardless of his "head of state" status, diplomatic immunity does not protect one from charges of crimes against humanity, which is what the British initiative is currently trying to hit Ratzinger with.
Comment by James M. Martin on June 4, 2010 at 5:06pm
The major media downplay Vatican scandals such as the pedophilic priests, as witness the bland reporting in the new "Time." Why? There are an awful lot of Catholics in the U.S. Don't forget that the majority of the Supreme Court is Catholic. Citizens United for Separation of Church and State has done a fine job of pointing out that the Vatican has a half-nelson on us in this country since our dumbass government acknowledged its statehood many years ago. This allows that chinless halfwit Nazi Poop to say he enjoys diplomatic immunity and does not have to respond in writing, much less allow depositions in suits attempting to hold Rome liable for lawsuits filed by little boys who succumbed to Jebus juice and allowed clerics to play nicknacks on their knees.

Can you imagine subpoenaing Obama to testify in a similar suit? Which of course begs more questions. When the Poop covered up for earlier pedophile priests, he was head of the modern equivalent to the Inquisition and thus cannot claim head of state status. If the Vatican is involved, they've covered their tracks.

Besides, Obama is not a Poop.
Comment by Dion on June 1, 2010 at 12:06am
According to her site she has a couple of appearances scheduled on FOX News next week. I would really like to see her sit down with a well schooled atheist. Like a Matt Dillahunty.
Comment by mrs kelligurl on May 31, 2010 at 9:55pm
I just had to google S.E. Cupp, since apparently living under my rock I had never heard of her. Wow--I'm in disbelief that she is really an atheist! Is it just possible that she is pretending (or paid) to profess atheism in the name of selling product--then converting to her 'new-found' religion???? There must be more to the story, or I hope I continue to not hear about her representing atheists in the media! geeshhhh...what a ditz!
Comment by Dion on May 31, 2010 at 11:30am
Thanks Bill S. I'll look for that discussion. You're right Joe. He was way too nice to her. He should have torn her a new one. The claims that she is making have no factual base.
Comment by Joe Tomberlin on May 30, 2010 at 11:20am
Bill Maher played much to nice with Cupp. Earlier that week she was on with Cenk Yuger on The Young Turks and per his usual style, he wasn't buying what she was selling.
 

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