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  • Atheist Baseball Team Wins and Makes History in Minnesota
  • News and Notes: July 2014
  • Atheist and Family Night with Minor League Baseball
  • Thirty Years of Atheism in Minnesota
  • Atheist Baseball and All-Star Conference in July

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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By Eric Jayne

2014-baseball-logoPublished in the St. Paul Pionner Press on July 10, 2014

A Google search for "Faith and Family Night" pulls up a long list of professional sports teams holding a celebratory day dedicated to religious faith.

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By August Berkshire 

shirtIn March 1984, Madalyn Murray O’Hair, then president of American Atheists, came to Minneapolis as the featured speaker for the annual fundraising dinner for the Minnesota Civil Liberties Union (now the ACLU-MN).

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AINTS USE THISSt. Paul, MN, June 23, 2014 – Atheist baseball and the All-Star Freethought Conference is coming to Minnesota in July! The Minnesota Atheists and Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) are partnering with the Saint Paul Saints minor league baseball team for a night of “unbelievable” fun on Friday, July 11 at 7:05pm at Midway Stadium in Saint Paul. The game will be followed up with an All-Star Conference the next day at 9am at the RiverCentre in beautiful downtown St. Paul.

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