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Atheist Call their own Monument Mere Counterpoint, Attack

The group American Atheists recently installed a granite monument in front of the Bradford County courthouse in Starke, Florida.  The group placed the monument there as the result of a compromise, after a local Christian group refused to remove their Ten Commandments monument — and then both groups filed First Amendment lawsuits.

David Silverman, the American Atheists president, called his own monument a “counterpoint” and an “attack.”

“We’re not going to let them do it without Read more

Wounded Warrior Project Declines Church Fundraiser

Liberty Baptist Church and Academy in Fort Pierce, FL, recently registered to host a fundraiser for the Wounded Warrior Project.

Imagine their surprise when the charity responded that they did not accept donations from fundraisers run by religious groups.  As reported on FoxNews:

We must decline the opportunity to be the beneficiary of your event due to our fundraising event criteria, which doesn’t allow community events to be religious in nature.

Facing an onslaught of shock and criticism, the WWP Facebook page generated this reply to virtually every person who mentioned the controversy:  Read more

And Osmakac Makes 12. Almost.

Sami Osmakac, a naturalized US citizen, was arrested in Florida on charges he intended to attack popular local areas in Tampa with explosives and gunfire in an apparent attempt to wage jihad:

Osmakac, from Pinellas County, allegedly told an undercover agent that “We all have to die, so why not die the Islamic way?'” according to a federal complaint.

Osmakac reportedly wanted to go after US military facilities, which would Read more