The former director of development of American Atheists, one of the nation's largest secular groups, is suing her former employer for alleged racial discrimination and wrongful termination after she was let go in September 2012. AA denied that there was a racial motive behind her firing.
Skeptic Ink reported on Monday that A.J. Johnson filed a lawsuit that claims she was "forced to listen to various racial jokes and was subjected to unprovoked, unwarranted, vicious and persistent verbal attacks on everything, including her competence."
"It claims 'unfounded complaints' against her competence and that this was in spite of excellent performance, citing 'dramatically' increased donations which it was her job to solicit," the article explains. more >>
We should take notice when self-professed atheist billionaire and globalist profiteer, George Soros, is the quiet funder of a curious "Evangelical Immigration Table" campaign to promote yet another massive and mysterious piece of legislation in Congress. This time it is the "Gang of 8" Schumer-Rubio immigration bill (S. 744).
Through the Evangelical Immigration Table (EIT), a project of the Soros-funded National Immigration Forum (NIF), progressive activists such as Sojourners founder, Jim Wallis, are well-funded to lobby for the Gang of 8 legislation that would almost immediately legalize about 11 million immigrants first, with promises of better law enforcement later.
Another 20 million immigrants, mostly family members, are likely to follow within ten years. A $250,000 national radio campaign by the Table features several evangelical leaders reading from Matthew 25, "I was a stranger, and you welcomed me ..." more >>
City officials in Pinellas Park, Fla., are standing strong in spite of a complaint recently issued by an atheist and agnostic group regarding the Bible which has remained on the city mayor's desk for nearly four decades.
The non-theistic advocacy group Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) issued a letter to the city government requesting the Bible be removed, arguing that it defies the Separation of Church and State.
City officials argue, however, that they have received no complaints from local residents regarding the presence of the Bible, which has remained on the mayor's desk since it was given as a gift to the city by the local Kiwanis volunteer organization in 1975. more >>
The percentage of LGBT Americans who are religiously unaffiliated is over twice the percentage of the general population, according to a recently released study.
Pew Research Center's Social & Demographic Trends released the findings Thursday, which stated that of those surveyed, 48 percent of LGBT Americans considered themselves without a religious affiliation; this compares to 20 percent of the general public.
"Lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender adults are, on the whole, less religious than the general public," reads Pew press release in part. "LGBT adults who do have a religious affiliation generally attend worship services less frequently and attach less importance to religion in their lives than do religiously affiliated adults in the general public." more >>
An atheist group is suing a school district in Florida, claiming the school district practiced censorship when allowing the group to pass out literature pertaining to secularism in January.
The Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF) and its local affiliate, Central Florida Freethought Community, filed a lawsuit this week with the U.S. District Court in Florida against the Orange County School District, arguing the school district gave preferential treatment to a conservative group by allowing it to distribute Bibles while pulling some of the Central Florida Freethought Community's planned distribution materials.
Some of these secularist themed books and pamphlets banned by the school district included "Jesus is Dead" and "An X-rated Book: Sex and Obscenity in the Bible," according to the FFRF's website. more >>
The Obama Administration "strongly objects" to a proposed amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act that would have protected the religious rights of soldiers – including evangelical Christian service members who are facing growing hostility towards their religion.
The amendment was authored by Rep. John Fleming, (R-La). It would have "required the Armed Forces to accommodate 'actions and speech' reflecting the conscience, moral, principles or religious beliefs of the member."
The Obama Administration said the amendment would have a "significant adverse effect on good order, discipline, morale, and mission accomplishment." more >>