Reading Time: 2 minutes The legislature of New Brunswick, in Canada, rejected an invocation request from a Hindu activist because lawmakers insisted the prayer could only come from a fellow Christian. It’s a startling admission of how legislators supposedly committed to religious neutrality have no problem letting Christianity be the default religion of the government. The request, made this […]
Secular Invocations (Post-Greece)
Owosso City Council member threatened after challenging invocation prayers
Reading Time: 6 minutes Emily Olson, the newest city council member in Owosso, Michigan, is already making waves—and getting threatened—for trying to end the tradition of Christian prayers at meetings and refusing to stand during the Pledge of Allegiance. Olson was just elected to one of seven seats on the Owosso City Council. She moved to the city last […]
After atheist’s invocation, FL officials let Christian give replacement prayer
Reading Time: 2 minutes On Tuesday, atheist Joseph Richardson of the Central Florida Freethought Community was slated to deliver an invocation during a meeting of the Lake County Board of County Commissioners in Florida. He gave an excellent speech, thanking the commissioners and staffers for their hard work and urging everyone to keep their “hearts and minds open.” Perfectly […]
Satanic Temple lawsuit reveals “pay-to-pray” invocation practice in Boston
Reading Time: 3 minutes The Boston City Council used to pay clergy members to deliver an invocation at their meetings and only stopped the practice after The Satanic Temple requested the same opportunity. That pay-to-pray revelation came during a deposition of Christine O’Donnell, Boston City Council Compliance Director and Staff Counsel, late last week as part of a lawsuit […]
Appeals Court Upholds Ruling Blocking Satanist Invocation in Scottsdale (AZ)
Reading Time: 4 minutes Today’s decision in favor of the Scottsdale City Council is the latest blow to The Satanic Temple.
Another FL Official Said a Christian Prayer to Undo Another Atheist’s Invocation
Reading Time: 2 minutes This is the second incident like this in two days.
A FL City Official Said a Christian Prayer to Undo an Atheist’s Invocation
Reading Time: 4 minutes This infuriating move is why invocations don’t belong at government meetings.
The Aberdeen (MD) City Council Is Illegally Promoting Christianity at Meetings
Reading Time: 2 minutes Why are these officials advertising Jesus instead of working?
FL County That Blocked Atheists from Giving Invocations Adopts Revised Policy
Reading Time: 3 minutes Everyone will now be allowed to give invocations. (Got that, Satanists?)
Two Elected Officials in Lake Wales (FL) Walked Out During an Atheist Invocation
Reading Time: 3 minutes Why do those Christians hate unity?