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After the Supreme Court Ruling in Town of Greece v. Galloway Ruling: It Appears Atheists, Agnostics, and Some Faiths May Be "Getting the Shaft” with the Town’s New Prayer Policy

By Elaine Magliaro

On May 5, 2014, the Supreme Court ruled in the Town of Greece v. Galloway case “that local governments can, under certain conditions, open their meetings with prayers—even if those supplications to the deity are Christian most of the time.” Rob Boston of Americans United for the Separation of Church and State said that his organization “litigated this case…on behalf of two women who opposed the ‘majority-rules’ prayer practice in Greece, N.Y.” Boston noted at the time of the ruling that Americans United was strongly opposed to the court’s decision. 963 more words

United States

Our Rights in Choosing What to Believe (Just an opinion)

Browsing my news feed in my Facebook I found this video of this Iraqi Muslim being interviewed about the situations of the Christians in Iraq. He cried, that they are not supposed to be persecuted because of their religion instead respect their belief as the Iraqi Christian had shown their respect to the Muslims. 245 more words

Choosing A Religion

Food Lion Sued by EEOC for Religious Accommodation Violation Under Title VII

Seems that Food Lion has experienced a problem that dogs many companies that operate in more than one location; uneven application of workplace policies.

Latest case in point: The EEOC sued the company this week for allegedly denying a reasonable accommodation to an employee in its meat cutting department who needed Sundays and Thursday nights off to pursue his duties as a minister and elder in Jehovah’s Witness. 252 more words

SIGNAL BOOST: Freedom of Religion Is Not Free

…unless you are of the dominant paradigm.  If, on the other hand you are running a PAGAN convent, expect your local town to declare your religion “illegitimate” and so wind you in legal fees that it will result in bankruptcy for your house. 106 more words

Paganism & Rationalism

The 5 Worst Reasons to Oppose Gay Marriage

Recently Rory O’Neill, otherwise known as ‘Panti’, was on RTÉ’s ‘The Saturday Night Show’ with Brendan O’Connor where they discussed homophobia. During this interview, O’Neill stated that he believed some people in Irish media were homophobic. 1,214 more words


Atheist Group Points Out Diner's "Praying In Public" Discount Is A Civil Rights Violation

Last week, a diner in North Carolina made headlines for giving a 15% discount to customers who said grace before eating. While the owner argued that the discount was more about rewarding customers who express “gratitude,” it’s hard to ignore that the discount is described on receipts as a discount for “Praying in Public.” 489 more words