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Canada’s Governor General Mocks Religion, Rejects ‘Divine Intervention’

The truth hurts: Canada’s Governor General Julie Payette mocks religion, creationism, and the idea of “divine intervention” while speaking to scientists.

Go Ahead And Break The Law, Ky. Governor Tells Pastors | Americans United

“There is no reason to fear it; there is no reason to be silent,” Bevin claimed. “And that we have been exhorted and encouraged to have this boldness and this spirit, to be unapologetic, and I would encourage you to do it.”

Ohio Governor Attacks Daniel Radcliffe For Being An Atheist

Ohio Governor John Kasich insults Daniel Radcliffe for being an atheist.

Tennessee governor vetoes law christening Bible as official book | Reuters

The governor of Tennessee vetoed legislation on Thursday that would have made the Christian Bible the state’s official book, saying it would violate the U.S. Constitution, but lawmakers vowed to hold a vote to overrule his decision.

Religion Clause: Florida Governor Signs Pastor Protection Act

On March 10, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed HB 43, known as the Pastor Protection Act. (Full text) (Bill history). The new law protects clergy as well as churches, religious organizations and their employees from liability or penalties for refusing to solemnize a marriage or refusing to provide goods, services, or facilities related to the marriage solemnization or celebration where doing so would violate a sincerely held religious belief. Liberty Counsel issued a press release on the governor’s action.

Indiana Governor: ‘Religious Freedom’ Should Trump Civil Rights

Gov. Mike Pence (R) in his State of the State address said that he would not support any measure to protect LGBTQ Indianans that would infringe on religious freedom.

Alabama Governor Appoints Christian Fundamentalist (Who Disavows Public Schools) to State Board of Education

“Alabama Governor Robert Bentley, not to be outdone, just appointed someone to his State Board of Education who never attended a public school in his life, only having a fundamentalist Christian “education.”