When underage drinkers get caught, Mississippi Judge Albert Fountain gives them two options
to "keep the conviction off their records and avoid hefty costs":1) Write a 1,000-word essay about the effects of alcohol2) Write a 500-word essay about the effects of alcohol... and another 500-word essay about the Book of Revelation
The Orleans Township Board in Michigan has finally figured out the problem with America: Not enough Christianity.That's why all five board members unanimously voted this week to say a prayer
at the beginning of all their future meetings:
"Think you're a Leo?" The New Zealand Herald asks
. "You're not."The piece is highlighting a BBC Stargazing Live discussion of the zodiac
, in which a curious tidbit was revealed: even if you accept the idea of astrological signs, you probably weren't born under the one
you think you were.
If you're in the area, I'll be giving a talk at Vancouver's Langara College on Saturday afternoon. All the details
are on the British Columbia Humanist Association's website and you can purchase tickets here.
I'll be joined by Armin Navabi
, an ex-Muslim blogger who runs the Atheist Republic
C'mon, people in Seattle! It's not *that* far away!
For decades now, Horace Turner
(a.k.a. “Bible Man”) has been making appearances at public schools. In 2012, a school district in Alabama was threatened with a lawsuit to stop the proselytizing... and the board voted to do nothing
; in essence, they dared the Freedom From Religion Foundation to sue them.Bible Man couldn't deflect the unwanted attention this time around. The Grundy County Department of Education in Tennessee has promised that Bible Man will no longer be allowed
to "lead religious classes" at a local elementary school.
According to FFRF's Rebecca Markert
, the problems were numerous and appalling