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Atheist group slams Mississippi school district’s disregard of school prayer court order

The American Humanist Association filed a motion of contempt on Wednesday against Mississippi’s Rankin County School District for its failure to adhere to a federal judge’s order banning Christian prayers at public school assemblies. According to the Associated Press, the student who filed the original complaint against the school reported…

Woman denied citizenship because objection to war based on secular, not religious, values

A California woman applying for U.S. citizenship had her application denied because immigration officials refused to recognize her secular beliefs. Adriana Ramirez claimed she objected to the pledge to bear arms due to her sincerely held moral convictions, but her conscientious objector status was rejected because it was not based…

Teen says school suspended him for protesting anti-gay bullying by tearing pages from Bible

A civil rights group has filed a complaint with a Texas public school district after a gay student was disciplined for removing pages from a Bible. The student, Isaiah Smith, said he’d been bullied by other Birdville High School Students, who told him that being gay was a sin and…

Conservatives Hurt Themselves With This “Just Leave” Attitude

This is a story that’s been kicking around a few days, but I thought it was worth mentioning after Erik at Lawyers Guns and Money took a crack at it. Dana Perino threw a fit because the American Humanist Association in Massachusetts is suing to remove “under God” from the…

Atheist immigrant to be awarded citizenship following public outcry

A woman who was nearly denied U.S. citizenship over her lack of church membership will soon be naturalized thanks to a public outcry, according to Divided Under God, which first reported the story. The immigration office in Houston had informed Margaret Doughty, 64, that she would need to provide proof…

Two Democrats call on Americans to celebrate the National Day of Reason

Two Democrats in Congress have issued statements in support of Thursday’s National Day of Reason, according to the group that sponsors the annual event. The American Humanist Association on Tuesday highlighted recent comments made by Rep. Michael Honda (D-CA) and Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), who both called on Americans…

Humanists in Massachusetts Superior Court argue against reciting pledge

The American Humanist Association on Monday told the Massachusetts Superior Court that the daily recital of the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools was a violation of the state’s constitution. In the case, Jane Doe, et. als. v. Acton-Boxborough Regional School District et al, the group is representing an atheist…

Secular group: 27 secret atheists in Congress

The president of a secular group says that there are 28 members of Congress who do not believe in God, but only one of them feels comfortable revealing his lack of faith. Secular Coalition of America (SCA) president Herb Silverman told The Guardian that his group was aware of many…

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