The Clarion Ledger yesterday highlighted University of Mississippi senior Holly Baer, the first recipient of the Freedom From Religion Foundation's Yip Harburg Youth Activist Award. Oddly enough, Miss Baer is pursuing a degree in religious studies from Ole Miss. Baer received the award for writing an article critical of the Collins community for their … Continue reading Clarion Ledger article highlights atheist groups award to “ex-Christian” Mississippian
BY: B. Keith Plunkett @Keithplunkett Earlier this week, homosexual Mississippians descended on clerk’s offices across the state to apply for marriage licenses. The stunt was organized by a liberal organization calling itself the Campaign for Southern Equality. The group is out of Asheville, North Carolina and is intent on pushing for “marriage equality” for lesbian, … Continue reading PLUNKETT: The “Marriage Equality” myth.
A Mississippi high school forced students to attend on-campus programs where fellow students urged them to turn to Jesus for hope and eternal life, according to an atheist group that has sued. The district has denied that assemblies were mandatory and says they were legal. A lawsuit filed by the American Humanist Association asks a … Continue reading Atheists sue Northwest Rankin for allowing student-led religious assembly.
This weeks top 5 stories as decided by Mississippi PEP readers cover the issues of Women's health and abortion, Voter ID, Mississippi's upcoming challenge to Obamacare, and the announcement of a newly formed Atheist lobbying group expected to be roaming the halls of the state capitol in 2013. Sign up for the Mississippi PEP Newsletter … Continue reading Readers top 5 picks of the week on Mississippi PEP
A national secular group is planning to have a lobbying interest in Mississippi by January to advance atheist views. The Secular Coalition for America plans to organize in all 50 states. Spokeswoman Lauren Youngblood says no specific legislative agenda has been set yet for the Secular Coalition of Mississippi. via Lobbyists to promote atheist interests … Continue reading Hey Mississippi! The Godless are Coming!