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Atheists Raise $44K for Teen Prayer Foe

'Evil little thing' Jessica Ahlquist awarded scholarship

(Newser) - Rhode Island teen Jessica Ahlquist's fight against a school prayer banner didn't win her many friends in her strongly Catholic hometown—but it has won her a hefty college fund. Prominent atheists, who praise the 16-year-old for standing up to critics "with class and style," are... More »

Atheists Ask Obama to Scrap Day of Prayer

They prefer 'National Day of Reason'

(Newser) - The American Humanist Association wants Barack Obama to declare a “National Day of Reason” on May 6, instead of a National Day of Prayer. A federal judge last week declared the National Day of Prayer unconstitutional, saying it was an “inherently religious exercise that serves no secular function,... More »

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