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Minnesota City Shuts Down Free Speech Zone at Veterans Park Following Outcry Over Satanic Monument

Council members in a Minnesota city have voted to eliminate a free speech zone that it had just created in February as a way to try to save a veterans memorial that upset atheists because of its perceived religious symbolism. (more…)

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‘Free-Thinking’ Atheists Score Legal Victory In Florida After Judge Orders 34-Foot Cross In Bayview Park To Be Taken Down

For 75 years, Bayview Park, in a Pensacola, Florida neighborhood, has been home to a large cross. The 1941 wooden cross, erected by a New Deal agency, was replaced by a civic group in 1969 with a 34-foot concrete "Latin cross." No one complained until recently. On June 19, a

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Russian Blogger Playing Pokémon Go in Church Convicted of Inciting Religious Hatred

A Russian blogger was convicted on Thursday of inciting religious hatred by playing Pokémon Go in a church and posting a video of it online. He received a suspended sentence of three and a half years. (more…)

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Wisconsin-based Atheist Group Sues Trump Over Religious Freedom Order

A Wisconsin-based atheist group has filed a lawsuit asking a federal judge to strike down President Donald Trump's order easing enforcement of an IRS rule limiting religious organizations' political activity. (more…)

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‘Passion of the Christ’ Actor Jim Caviezel Wants to Work With Mel Gibson for Sequel on the Gospels

Actor Jim Caviezel, best known for playing Jesus in Mel Gibson's 2004 epic "The Passion of the Christ," has said that only atheists believe in coincidences, and that some would even deny God's resurrection of the dead. (more…)

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Study Finds Atheists and Those Who Are Highly Religious Are Least Afraid of Dying

The question of whether a belief in the supernatural helps or hinders an individual's acceptance of their own mortality is an age-old one. Now however, an academic review of international studies on the subject, suggests a close relationship - although the lead researcher on the project told Sputnik the full

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Atheist Group Files Complaint Against Tennessee School After Pastor Prayed With Injured Student

A school district is under attack by atheists after an anti-Christian group filed a virulent complaint against a Tennessee school system because its staff bowed their heads while a youth pastor prayed for a seriously injured high school football player down on the field. (more…)

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Pew Report Shows Religion Plummeted In America During Obama Era

In a new study of President Obama’s legacy, the Pew Research Center found that religious affiliation and practice dropped off dramatically during his two terms in the White House. (more…)

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Bart Campolo, Son of Famous Pastor Tony Campolo, Now a Rising Proponent of Atheism

One morning in the summer of 2011 Bart Campolo left his house in Cincinnati for a long bicycle ride. Goateed and bald, but still trim and fit at 48, Campolo was the envy of his generation of evangelical pastors. That morning, Campolo was, as usual, a little self-conscious about his

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Atheists Block $65,000 Grant Allocated by Kansas City Government for National Baptist Convention USA to Use During Annual Meeting

Atheists have blocked a $65,000 grant the Kansas City, Mo., government had allocated for use during the National Baptist Convention USA (NBC USA) annual meeting Sept. 5-9 in the city. (more…)

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