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Pastor’s “Spiritual Relationship” With Hermann Göring and Other Nazi Butchers Possibly Paved Their Path to Paradise

When the Allies jailed and tried many of the members of the Nazi high command after the end of World War II, Henry Gerecke (pictured) tended to the defendants' "spiritual needs."Gerecke was a Lutheran Church Missouri Synod pastor who worked to bring Hermann Göring, Albert Speer, and others not so much to justice, but to Jesus. A non-fiction book about his efforts, written by Tim Townsend, recently hit store shelves.

Colorado GOP Candidate: Gay Rep. Jared Polis Will “Join ISIS In Beheading Christians”

A GOP candidate for state office in Colorado way, way, way crossed the line this week when he likened a gay politician to the terrorist group ISIS.Gordon Klingenschmitt (below), a minister and nominee for a seat in the Colorado state House, who has already said some awful things during his campaign, sent an email to his subscribers accusing openly gay Democrat Jared Polis of wanting to execute Christians.

Australia Pushes Ahead with $244,000,000 Federally-Funded School Chaplaincy Program That Excludes Secular Workers

Ron Williams (below) wanted his children to attend a secular school in Australia, so you can imagine his surprise when his children told him they were attending "assemblies where the chaplain presided and a rap song was played extolling the virtues of chaplains over teachers as adults kids could trust."
His lawsuit eventually went all the way up to Australia's High Court, where, in 2012, they ruled that that it was illegal for secular schools to offer chaplaincy services for students through a government program that gave participating schools up to $24,000 each. The judges said no legislation allowed for this.

After Long Ignoring Their Requests, Chico City Council Invites Atheists to Deliver Multiple Invocations Next Year

The Atheists of Butte County (in California) have been urging the Chico City Council for a while now to let them deliver invocations at meetings.For a while, the city council just ignored their requests, despite receiving a letter from the Freedom From Religion Foundation.But group leader George Gold (below) kept trying:

Appeals Court Rules that a North Dakota Ten Commandments Monument on City Property is Legal

In 1958, the Fraternal Order of Eagles donated a Ten Commandments monument to the city of Fargo, North Dakota. Like many similar monuments across the country, no one complained for decades, whether out of ignorance that it was illegal or fear of repercussions.
In 2002, a group of five individuals -- all members of the Red River Freethinkers -- filed a lawsuit to have it moved to private property because it was violating the Establishment Clause. In 2005, a judge ruled that the monument could stay put:

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Comment by George on May 15, 2010 at 5:51pm
@Richard C Brown

Comment by Brandon P on May 15, 2010 at 5:28pm
Does that mean you really love our peaches?
Comment by Aaron S. (USA) on May 15, 2010 at 5:12pm
*falls out of the tree*
Comment by Rikka on February 8, 2010 at 12:48am
Ask Richard is spectacular. Thatisall.
Comment by Shawn Hamman on February 5, 2010 at 12:56am
No doubt
Comment by Shawn Hamman on February 2, 2010 at 10:10am
Hello Richard, glad you could make it. The Friendly Atheist is indeed friendly, he's a stand up nice guy. Some of the rest of us try to be nice... some of us don't quite make it.

I hope you enjoy your stay.
Comment by John Secular Smith on September 24, 2009 at 8:32pm
http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/atheistnews/forum/topics/keeping-the-jewish-family

Illinois Supreme Court has decided wills can be ethnically and religiously discriminating.
Comment by qıƃ ɟ ǝıɔɐɹʇ on September 17, 2009 at 11:34am
Being fired over faith is a smokescreen. She's canned for cancer.
Comment by dan farley on September 17, 2009 at 12:30am
that's a shame if it was. i wanted to play with him some more.
Comment by John Secular Smith on September 17, 2009 at 12:24am
So was the theist's discussion euthanized?
 

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