Atheists Sue Over ‘So Help Me God’ Language on Ala. Voter Registration Form

Atheists Sue Over ‘So Help Me God’ Language on Ala. Voter Registration Form

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Four atheists have filed a federal lawsuit to challenge language on Alabama’s voter registration form that includes an oath ending with “So help me God.” “The Alabama Secretary of State is violating basic First Amendment freedoms by unconstitutionally compelling Alabama — and United States — citizens who want to register to vote to swear […]

Appeals Court Upholds Pa. Prayer Policy Preventing Atheists From Presenting House Invocation

Appeals Court Upholds Pa. Prayer Policy Preventing Atheists From Presenting House Invocation

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — The Third Circuit Court of Appeals has overturned a lower court ruling that would have allowed atheists to present invocations before the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. “A group of non-theists have challenged the theists-only policy under the Establishment, Free Exercise, Free Speech, and Equal Protection Clauses of our Constitution. As to the Establishment Clause, […]

Judge: Pa. House of Reps. Policy Prohibiting Atheists From Delivering Invocation ‘Discriminates’ on ‘Basis of Religion’

Judge: Pa. House of Reps. Policy Prohibiting Atheists From Delivering Invocation ‘Discriminates’ on ‘Basis of Religion’

HARRISBURG, Pa. — A federal judge appointed to the bench by then-President George W. Bush has ruled that the Pennsylvania House of Representatives may not continue to deny atheists the opportunity to present an invocation before the House, as doing so “intentionally discriminates” on the basis of religion in violation of the First Amendment. “We […]

Atheists, Agnostics File Suit to Challenge Ten Commandments Monument at Arkansas State Capitol

Atheists, Agnostics File Suit to Challenge Ten Commandments Monument at Arkansas State Capitol

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The American Civil Liberties Union of Arkansas, representing four female atheist and agnostic complainants, and the Arkansas Society of Freethinkers, along with the American Humanist Association and the Freedom From Religion Foundation, have filed lawsuits challenging the placement of a Ten Commandments monument on the grounds of the state capitol building. “The […]

Saying Grace Before Meal Could Offend Non-Christians and Atheists, UK Girl Guides Leaders Told

Saying Grace Before Meal Could Offend Non-Christians and Atheists, UK Girl Guides Leaders Told

(Premier) — It has emerged young UK Guides members are not being invited to thank God during grace, under guidance being issued to leaders in a bid boost inclusivity. While acknowledging that it “may be traditional to say or sing grace before a meal” during a residential event, the advice urges leaders to consider “how […]

Judge Rules Florida County Can’t Disallow Atheists From Delivering Invocations at Govt Meetings

Judge Rules Florida County Can’t Disallow Atheists From Delivering Invocations at Govt Meetings

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — A federal judge appointed to the bench by then-President Bill Clinton has ruled that Brevard County, Florida’s board of commissioners can’t disallow atheists from delivering invocations at public commission meetings. “By opening up its invocation practice to volunteer citizens but requiring that those citizens believe in a ‘higher power’ before they will […]

‘Increasingly Aggressive’ Atheists Target Children in New Evolution-Promoting Book

‘Increasingly Aggressive’ Atheists Target Children in New Evolution-Promoting Book

An evolution-propagandizing illustrated children’s book is drawing praise from the secular community and currently ranks as a best seller on Amazon.com. “Annabelle & Aiden: The Story Of Life” is a 26-page children’s book that was published last month. Advertised as an “inspirational storybook” that will help kids “gain a basic understanding of evolution,” the book […]

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