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Warren atheist sues to set up alternative to prayer station at city hall

Posted by Mr DoctorE on July 24, 2014


A Warren atheist filed a federal lawsuit today saying his free speech rights were violated when Warren Mayor Jim Fouts turned down his request to place what he called a “reason station” inside city hall, where a prayer station has existed for years.

Douglas Marshall, a member of Freedom From Religion, made a request with the city in April to put up a table inside the atrium of city hall to promote free thought, use of reason and logic and separation of church and state. Fouts denied the request, saying it would disrupt the prayer station in violation of the constitutional right to freedom of religion.

The lawsuit against Fouts and the city was filed in U.S. District Court by the American Civil Liberties Union, Americans United for Separation of Church and State and Freedom From Religion Foundation on behalf of Marshall.

It seeks a preliminary injunction requiring the city and Fouts to allow Marshall to operate his proposed reason station in the atrium. If the court decides the prayer station, which a local church group has operated in the atrium since 2009, represents government speech, it should issue a preliminary injunction prohibiting its continued operation, according to court documents.
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IRS agrees to monitor churches for electioneering

Posted by Mr DoctorE on July 23, 2014

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The Internal Revenue Service said it will monitor churches and other houses of worship for electioneering in a settlement reached with an atheist group.

The settlement was reached Friday (July 18) in federal court in Madison, Wis., where the initial lawsuit was filed in 2012 by the Freedom from Religion Foundation, a Wisconsin-based atheist advocacy group that claims 20,000 members nationwide.

The suit alleged the IRS routinely ignored complaints by the FFRF and others about churches promoting political candidates, issues or proposed legislation. As part of their tax-exempt status, churches and other religious groups are prohibited from engaging in partisan political activity.
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Nigeria atheist Bala ‘deemed mentally ill in Kano state’

Posted by Mr DoctorE on June 25, 2014

The lunatics have taken over the asylum.

A Nigerian man has been sent to a mental institute in Kano state after he declared that he did not believe in God, according to a humanist charity.

Mubarak Bala, 29, is said to have been forcibly medicated by his Muslim relatives, despite being given a clean bill of health by a doctor.

The International Humanist and Ethical Union say a Lagos-based group has asked a lawyer to take up his case.

Kano is a mainly Muslim state and adopted Sharia (Islamic law) in 2000.

The IHEU says that when Mr Bala told relatives he did not believe in God, they asked a doctor if he was mentally ill.

Despite being told that he was not unwell, Mr Bala’s family then went to a second doctor, who declared that his atheism was a side-effect of suffering a personality change, the group says
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Ricky Gervais talks Religion

Posted by Mr DoctorE on June 6, 2014

Ricky Gervais talks about religion and being an atheist.

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Best of Hitchslap

Posted by Mr DoctorE on May 20, 2014

Part One

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David Silverman on “Atheist Chaplains” in the Military

Posted by Mr DoctorE on May 14, 2014

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David Silverman & The New Atheist TV

Posted by Mr DoctorE on May 9, 2014

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First Amendment Lawsuit After ’8theist’ Vanity Plate Denied

Posted by Mr DoctorE on April 22, 2014

A Cumberland County woman argues that the state Motor Vehicle Commission’s alleged denial of issuing an “8THEIST” license plate violated her First Amendment rights, according to a lawsuit filed on Thursday.

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Michigan Mayor Bans Atheist City Hall Display to Not Upset Christian “Prayer Station”

Posted by Mr DoctorE on April 18, 2014

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Clemson’s Christian Coach Challenged!

Posted by Mr DoctorE on April 18, 2014

“Hannity”, Fox news, 4-17-2014,
Kirsten Powers, Fox news Political Analyst, and
Nick Fish, Development Director of American Atheists

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