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Atheists rent billboard in Tampa during Republican convention: "God fixation won't fix this nation."

08/23/12 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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An atheist group has rented a billboard in Tampa during next week's Republican convention.

The Freedom From Religion Foundation wants to tell visiting delegates to keep religion out of politics. In a press release they say the billboard will be displayed beginning today on Kennedy Boulevard west of Arrawana Street. It says "God fixation won't fix this nation."

The group will display the [same billboard](https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151128462082229&set=a....

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Atheists: Sheriff donation of jail hoops to churches unconstitutional listen

12/29/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Last week, Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd sent out a small barrage of press releases touting the removal of county jail basketball hoops. He re-installed them at local churches. The move is drawing fire from a range of critics, including atheists.

In the middle of last week Sheriff Judd invited the press to come take photos of him dismantling basketball hoops at Central County Jail in Bartow. Then he installed the sports equipment at a nearb...

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Atheists Not Happy With Council Prayer Vote listen

03/18/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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The question over whether the Tampa City Council should stop praying before each meeting came to a head this morning. The council unanimously adopted an informal resolution to continue reciting prayer at the beginning of each meeting.

The debate that has raged at 315 East Kennedy Blvd. for countless meetings brought out preachers and atheists, who would have their say during public comment. At times the debate morphed into a theological discussion, with Christian leaders insisting on Godâ€...

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Atheists Call For An End To Official Prayers At Tampa City Council Meetings

02/17/10 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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For several weeks now the atheists of Florida have been calling on the Tampa City Council to abolish its practice of government-sponsored prayer at the start of each council meeting. The group says "that government should be strictly neutral, neither advocating nor discouraging any religious expressions."

We're joined now by three members of the group-- which will again press the issue at tomorrow's Tampa City Council meeting. They are:

John Kieffer, President Rob Curry, Executive Di...

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Do non-believers need a lobbyist in D.C.?

11/25/08 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Good afternoon, welcome to WMNF’s Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. On the first part of today’s program, we’ll hear from Lori Lipman Brown, the director and first Congressional lobbyist with a new group called the Secular Coalition For America. It’s a group that advocates on behalf of America’s atheists, humanists, agnostics and others who want to see a separation between religious doctrine and civil law.

Brown is a former Nevada legislator, she’s an attorney and has taught Con...

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