A lawsuit seeking to remove a Jesus statue from a ski slope in Montana will be heard before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Known as the "Big Mountain Jesus" and located in Whitefish, briefs were filed by multiple parties to the Ninth Circuit, which will then schedule oral arguments for the case.
The lawsuit was brought by the Madison, Wisconsin-based group the Freedom From Religion Foundation. more >>
A Wisconsin-based atheist organization is claiming success after an Oklahoma public school district agreed to bar coach-led prayers at baseball games.
Owasso School District responded to a letter of concern sent by the Freedom From Religion Foundation regarding reports of pre-game prayers being held by a baseball team head coach.
"The 700 Club" host and conservative Christian leader Pat Robertson has expressed opposition to arguing with atheists on social media about the existence of God.
On the Thursday edition of "The 700 Club" program's "Bring It On" segment, Robertson got a question from a viewer named Christine regarding online debates with atheists.
"Whenever I post something on social media about my faith, many atheists comment that what I believe is wrong and try to argue about God's existence," wrote Christine. Should I argue back and try to prove His existence or should I just ignore it?" more >>
A Denver-based radio host is making waves for recently suggesting that all racists must be atheists in relation to the recent scandal regarding bigoted comments made by Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling.
Dan Caplis of Colorado's KNUS radio station said during his Monday morning program that he cannot imagine racists having a religion, because to be religious and judge someone based solely on the color of their skin would be insulting God's creation.
"The roots of this kind of racism, this kind of attitude where somebody really thinks they're superior to somebody, just because of the color of the other person's skin? First, what it tells me – you know, my constitutionally-protected opinion about that person – is they don't believe in God," Caplis said. more >>
A West Virginia school district has painted over a Bible verse formerly located in the gymnasium of one of its high schools.
Philippians 4:13, which was inscribed on Parkersburg South High School's gymnasium wall more than a decade ago, was painted over last week after the district received a letter from the Freedom From Religion Foundation, an atheist group based in Madison, Wisconsin.
"Last week, the Bible verse was painted over after a recommendation from our legal council informing the administration we were in violation of State and Federal Law," Tim Yeater, president of the Wood County Board of Education, told The Christian Post on Wednesday. more >>
A local atheist group in Levy County, Fla. has again been denied its request to erect an atheist bench next to the local courthouse's Ten Commandments monument and veterans' memorial. The group vows to keep trying to have its bench recognized, even though this is the second time its request has been rejected.
Ray Sparrow, organizer of the local Williston Atheist group in Levy County, Fla., told a local media outlet that his group's application to erect a public monument next to the county's courthouse was denied because it did not meet certain requirements for having a public monument. The Williston Atheist group's monument was meant to reflect a similar atheist monument installed at the Bradford County Courthouse in Florida that consists of a 1,500-pound bench and quotations on the separation of church and state.
Sparrow told WCJB-TV that his group's application was denied for a second time for the same reasons, with the county commission saying parts of the application did not fall in line with county guidelines. One of the guidelines the monument fails to meet is the requirement that it contain complete text to accompanying references. more >>