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Victory For Florida’s Church-State Separation Advocates: State Constitution’s Religious Freedom Provision Remains Intact

Americans United activists in Florida got a tremendous and welcome surprise last week when two harmful proposals to amend Florida’s Constitution failed to advance. This group of AU leaders campaigned to protect the No-Aid Provision and another provision that protects public education.http://bit.ly/2GeMlyU

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Atheists Fight Hunger! – PA State Atheist/Humanist Conference

In 2015, we raised $7,575 and fed 30,300 people, at 25 cents a meal. Yes, that’s right. 25 cents a meal. Let’s do it again at the 2017 PA State Atheist/Humanist Conference! Please help with however much you can to support this effort. Let’s try and break $10,000 and feed 40,000 people! OutreachLogoRWe will be working with a non-profit...

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NH Republican State Rep. Brandon Phinney Refers to Religion as “Archaic Beliefs That Deny Reality”

Politicians are rarely this honest about religion.http://bit.ly/2m2UP67

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Bangladesh considering dropping Islam as state religion, according to senior minister | The Independent

Government officials in Bangladesh are considering dropping Islam as the country’s national religion after a senior politician claimed Bangladeshi people have embraced “a force of secularism”. Dr Abdur Razzak, a leading member of Bangladesh’s ruling Awami League party, proposed the religion be withdrawn from the country’s constitution during a discussion at the National Press Club in the capital Dhaka.http://ind.pn/2fvY6Xn

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Iraq’s new atheism in the shadow of Islamic State

In-depth: Some 40 miles from IS-held territory, a group of Iraqi atheists gather to discuss secularism and philosophy, defying the militants whose shadow looms large.http://bit.ly/2eQcaL5

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After School Satan? Church-state group plays devil’s advocate in public schools

Lucien Greaves wants After School Satan to mirror the success of Christian after-school clubs. But atheists can be just as leery of his creed. So what is Satanism anyway?http://bit.ly/2dOho6L

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Indiana woman uses state ‘religious freedom’ law to justify lashing son with coat hanger

A 30-year-old Indiana woman facing felony child abuse charges is arguing that she should not be prosecuted under the state’s “religious freedom” law, WTHR-TV reported.http://bit.ly/2bWl08D

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NEW YORK: Democratic State Senate Candidate Vows To Erase Gay Couples From Textbooks Because Jesus

The New York Daily News reports: A Democrat waging a primary campaign in Queens vowed to fight to bar pictures of same-sex couples from appearing in school textbooks. S.J. Jung, who is challenging incumbent Sen. Toby Ann Stavisky in the Sept. 13 primary, made the remarks in March to a group made up primarily of …http://bit.ly/2c5iVoY

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“The intertwining of religion and state is a thing best avoided”

There are many Malalas out there, straining against systems that seek to keep them away from the school gatehttp://bit.ly/2aUHVNC

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California State Senate Candidate Steve Hill: I’m An Atheist and Organizer for The Satanic Temple

He’s running on wholesome Satanic values.http://bit.ly/1TETJSS