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"The bishops pulled out all the stops in their campaign against  women’s access to contraception," said Jon O’Brien, president of  Catholics for Choice. "The Obama administration stood with those who  support religious liberty and believe in giving women the freedom of  conscience to make their own reproductive health decisions."
The religious organizations that have been lobbying the White House  for months to expand the so-called “conscience clause” were deeply upset  by the decision, arguing that it includes coverage of the morning-after  pill, which they believe causes abortions.
“Freedom of conscience is a sacred gift from God, not a grant from  the state,” said Galen Carey, NAE Vice President for Government  Relations. “No government has the right to compel its citizens to  violate their conscience.  The HHS rules trample on our most cherished  freedoms and set a dangerous precedent.”
(via Obama Administration Announces New Decision On Birth Control, To Chagrin Of Religious Groups)

"The bishops pulled out all the stops in their campaign against women’s access to contraception," said Jon O’Brien, president of Catholics for Choice. "The Obama administration stood with those who support religious liberty and believe in giving women the freedom of conscience to make their own reproductive health decisions."

The religious organizations that have been lobbying the White House for months to expand the so-called “conscience clause” were deeply upset by the decision, arguing that it includes coverage of the morning-after pill, which they believe causes abortions.

“Freedom of conscience is a sacred gift from God, not a grant from the state,” said Galen Carey, NAE Vice President for Government Relations. “No government has the right to compel its citizens to violate their conscience. The HHS rules trample on our most cherished freedoms and set a dangerous precedent.”

(via Obama Administration Announces New Decision On Birth Control, To Chagrin Of Religious Groups)

Source : The Huffington Post

jtmoody:

Powerful and bold commercial by Focus On the Family shown during the Broncos v. Pats game because of Tim Tebow’s boldness.

Excuse YOU, but in what way is manipulating children to read a single, nonsensical verse from the Bible in order to promote a homophobic, misogynistic, Christo-fascist hate group “bold and powerful?”

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Please show @jessicaahlquist some support on twitter. She’s getting a lot of hate and all she did was stand up for religious liberty and keeping public school secular.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A federal judge has ordered the immediate  removal of a prayer mural displayed in the auditorium of a Rhode Island  public high school.Teenage atheist student Jessica Ahlquist had  sued Cranston city and Cranston High School West officials, demanding  they remove the banner because it promotes a religion. She calls it  offensive to non-Christians.City officials claimed the mural is a  historical artifact from the school’s early days and serves no  religious purpose. The prayer encourages students to strive  academically. It begins with the words “Our Heavenly Father” and ends  with “Amen.”
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-501363_162-57357530/fed-court-orders-ri-school-to-remove-prayer-mural/

Please show some support on twitter. She’s getting a lot of hate and all she did was stand up for religious liberty and keeping public school secular.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A federal judge has ordered the immediate removal of a prayer mural displayed in the auditorium of a Rhode Island public high school.

Teenage atheist student Jessica Ahlquist had sued Cranston city and Cranston High School West officials, demanding they remove the banner because it promotes a religion. She calls it offensive to non-Christians.

City officials claimed the mural is a historical artifact from the school’s early days and serves no religious purpose. The prayer encourages students to strive academically. It begins with the words “Our Heavenly Father” and ends with “Amen.”

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-501363_162-57357530/fed-court-orders-ri-school-to-remove-prayer-mural/

RI atheist, 16, thrilled with prayer banner order - Boston.com →

PROVIDENCE, R.I.—The Rhode Island teen who won a legal battle over a prayer banner displayed at her high school said Thursday that a federal court order requiring the banner’s removal reflects “what true American values are.”

Jessica Ahlquist, 16, who describes herself as an atheist, said the prayer banner displayed in the Cranston High School West auditorium does not belong in a school.

"When I saw it there, I knew it didn’t belong," Ahlquist told reporters. "And every time that I saw it, it was a reminder that my school wasn’t doing the right thing and that my school didn’t necessarily support me and my views."

A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the banner to be removed immediately. Attorney Joseph Cavanagh Jr., who represented the city, said the banner is being covered up pending a decision from the School Committee on whether to appeal.


Girl Scouts allow transgender children to participate. Christian fundamentalist Jan Brady gets all crybaby over it and calls for a boycott in a poorly filmed youtube clip. ugh.

I wish I could pull this apart and tell you all the reasons this girl is an indoctrinated little bigot, but the anger is giving me such a headache, I thought I’d let you.

Oh, be sure to email your thoughts to HonestGirlScouts@gmail.com

haven-escape:

Atheists are pathetic. Their excuses are worthless and all they are, are opinionated.

and all they are, are opinionated.

and all they are, are opinionated.

and all they are, are opinionated.

English, motherfucker, do you speak it?

“God gave me a hard life.” “He hates me.” “Life always has a way of putting me down.”

Oh, hey look, a straw man argument against atheism. Freshly pulled out of your ass, I presume.


News flash, buddy: maybe you’d be happy if you had something to believe in, instead of not believing in anything.

1) So, you think I should just lie and pretend to believe something I don’t because it’ll “make me happy?”

2) “The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one.” - George Bernard Shaw

Sure, blame God for the reason you hate Him.

Lol, what? Do you even know what you’re talking about at this point?

What a pathetic way to cope. Suck it up and deal with the real world, fuckers.

The real world, eh? You mean the one where magical ghosts from another dimension make wagers based on the loyalty of talking primates?

Sorry He’s not gonna make it all flower fields and picnics for you.

Well, why the fuck not? If God were real and he could make it all flower fields and picnics what’s so great about throwing in a little misery and starvation?

That’s when you turn to Him instead of posting annoying bullshit on tumblr, the Internet, shoving it down your family’s throats.

Here’s the thing, ya dumb jackanape, most of society is dominated by religious people who are kept religious, despite the obvious lack of logic pointing to a god, by a sense of community. Atheists don’t have a church to gather at every week and chat about these things, but we do have the internet, so why don’t you scurry back to your little free doughnut and coffee meet & greet and kindly stop being a dick about everything. Thanks. 

Nobody wants to hear it, nobody wants to picture their son, daughter, aunt, uncle, mother, father, boyfriend, girlfriend - you name it! burning in hell.

Well, that’s the problem, kid, you believe in god because you’ve been taught to fear. They pump this shit into you when you’re younger than 5, is it any wonder you ‘believe’ it?

But keep up with an attitude like that and you’ll really have something to whine about.

I bet you have daddy issues

See you in Heaven, suckers! - oh wait.

What a classy thing to say.

*If I offended any of my followers, good! And unfollow me while you’re at it. I don’t want you following me, anyways, if that’s the case.

If there’s anyone you’ve offended, I’m sure it’s your future self. I’d be really embarrassed if I ever said anything like this. Even more embarrassed than I am of my former religious beliefs.

Source : definitionofloveliness

Atheism sucks!

Communism also addressed. This is what religion can do to a young mind.


If my son hated me and refused to accept me but was in trouble, I would still save him.  Why am I a better dad than god?

If my son hated me and refused to accept me but was in trouble, I would still save him. Why am I a better dad than god?


Atheists could never be president? That’s what Santorum says.


A reporter asked Ian McKellen if he defaces the Bible when staying in hotels. His answer: Oh, yeah.