Humanism

Kentucky Atheist Awarded $150,000 In Fight Over Vanity License Plates

February 21, 2020

If you’re looking for God, keep your eyes peeled for a white Jeep Grand Cherokee with custom Kentucky plates that read “IM GOD.”

You may not find the Almighty behind the wheel, but you’re likely at least to encounter Ben Hart. The self-identified atheist sued the state in 2016 after he was denied the vanity plate because it was “vulgar or obscene.”

A U.S. District Court...

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Fla. county agrees to let atheists give invocations; pays $490K in legal settlement

February 12, 2020

A Florida county will now allow atheists to give invocations at the start of government meetings and was ordered to pay $490,000 as part of a recently agreed upon legal settlement.

The Brevard County Board of Commissioners reached a settlement with a group of plaintiffs who were prohibited from giving invocations at the meeting.

The plaintiffs will now be allowed to give invocations, according to an...

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Freedom From Religion Group Speaking Out Against Kanye West Program in Jail

December 2, 2019
The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) is speaking out against a jail’s showing of Kanye West programming because of the religious message with in it. The Harris County Sheriff’s Office in Houston, Tx has drawn the ire of the organization for two surprise concerts for inmates and staff in mid-November. FFRF says West coordinated the performances with jail officials and explained to the media that since his ... Read more about Freedom From Religion Group Speaking Out Against Kanye West Program in Jail

Atheists May Receive Civil Rights Protections in Portland, Oregon 

February 18, 2019
Portland has a large population who identify as being religiously unaffiliated. The city of Currently, the city law doesn’t have special protections in place for people who are non-adherents to religion, but a proposed ordinance could lead to such a change. Specifically, the proposed ordinance would add atheists to a protected class list that already […]

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