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Atheist group: ‘Jesus Christ is a myth’ banner theft is a felony hate crime

An anti-religious banner at a city park in Streator, Illinois was stolen on Saturday, and the atheist group that placed it there claims that the theft was a Class 4 felony under Illinois’ hate crime laws. The Freedom From Religion Foundation’s “Nobody died for our sins. Jesus Christ is a…

Judge dismisses lawsuit against Gov. Rick Perry’ Christian prayer summit

U.S. District Judge Gray Miller dismissed a federal lawsuit on Thursday that sought to prevent Texas Republican Governor Rick Perry from taking part in a planned evangelical Christian prayer rally he initiated in Houston. Miller ruled the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) lacked standing to sue because the plaintiffs had…