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‘Render unto Caesar’: Atheist lawmaker targets Nebraska churches’ property tax exemption

An atheist lawmaker has proposed legislation in Nebraska that would essentially tax churches and other religious organizations. Ernie Chambers, who may be the highest-ranking openly atheist politician in the country, introduced a bill that would eliminate a state property tax exemption for those organizations. Chambers, an independent, submitted the bill,…

Atheist prank sadly tainted

Oh man, when I first read this story at Majikthise, I was stoked. Ernie Chambers is suing God in the Nebraska courts for making terroristic threats. The suit (.pdf), filed in a Nebraska district court, contends that God, along with his followers of all persuasions, “has made and continues to…

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