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  • Atheist Baseball Team Wins and Makes History in Minnesota
  • News and Notes: July 2014

mna family place1Atheist volunteers from Minnesota Atheists did it again. They cooked a genuine gourmet meal at the Family Place shelter in St. Paul as they do every third Saturday of each month.

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gay 2014-1The Minnesota Atheists continued our tradition of participating in Twin Cities Pride again this year. Several LGBTQ supporting atheists marched in the parade and hosted a booth in Loring Park in Minneapolis last month. If pictures are worth a thousand words, enjoy “reading” these:

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aints playersHere are three letters to the editor from the St. Paul Pioneer Press about our atheist-sponsored baseball game where the St. Paul Saints were re-branded to the Mr. Paul Aints.

7/16/14: I went to a Saints game on a date night with my wife on July 11 ("A night of 'unbelievable' fun," July 10). Imagine my surprise to learn that the Saints made a huge blunder by aligning with the Minnesota Atheists for the day.

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By Eric Jayne

eric jayne aints with doubting thomasBaseball history was made in Minnesota on July 11, 2014! That’s when the first ever win was recorded by an atheist-sponsored professional baseball team. It happened at Midway Stadium in St. Paul just four days before the Major League Baseball All-Star game took place in that other city (Minneapolis) across the river.

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By George Kane

george head smallIn the June issue, this column reported with alarm the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in the case Township of Greece v. Galloway, which did more to undermine the Establishment Clause than any previous decision. This month, surprising good news came from the Court: it denied certiorari to an appeal of a ruling that the Elmbrook School District may not hold high school graduation ceremonies in a church. Justice Antonin Scalia issued a scathing dissent, however, that revealed his blueprint for rendering the Establishment Clause meaningless and effectively demolishing the wall of separation between church and state.

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