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GOP candidate claims fossil record proves humans lived with dinosaurs

Started by Joe. Last reply by Pat 22 hours ago. 5 Replies

Frey, a Michele Bachmann ally, testified before the Minnesota Senate Education Committee, speaking against the inclusion of the theory of evolution in proposed state science education standards.…Continue

N. TX Atheist group makes appeal to Hispanic non-believers

Started by Joe. Last reply by Joe Tomberlin 22 hours ago. 1 Reply

The group behind the billboard, the DFW Coalition of Reason, has targeted Christians and African Americans in the past, but it’s especially making an appeal to Hispanic non-believers now.…Continue

Atheist TV Channel Will Launch by the End of the Month

Started by Joe. Last reply by Loren Miller 23 hours ago. 6 Replies

After first mentioning the idea this past spring, American Atheists has announced that a TV channel dedicated to Atheist programming will launch on July 29th.…Continue

Warren city Atheist sues to set up alternative to prayer station at city hall

Started by Joe. Last reply by Future 23 hours ago. 4 Replies

A Warren atheist filed a federal lawsuit today saying his free speech rights were violated when Warren Mayor Jim Fouts turned down his request to place what he called a “reason station” inside city…Continue

Atheists End Teacher-Led Prayer in Indiana School District

Started by Joe. Last reply by Joseph P yesterday. 1 Reply

A prominent Atheist organization has convinced an Indiana school district to end teacher-led prayer at area public schools following a complaint from an anonymous parent.…Continue

Children Exposed To Religion Have Difficulty Distinguishing Fact From Fiction, Study Finds

Started by Joe. Last reply by Joseph P on Wednesday. 2 Replies

Young children who are exposed to religion have a hard time differentiating between fact and fiction, according to a new study published in the July issue of Cognitive Science.…Continue

Calvary Chapel Creation Conference Starts Today But Draws Atheist Protesters Thursday

Started by Joe on Wednesday. 0 Replies

Stirring things up, according to "Orange County's most famous atheist" Bruce Gleason, will be members of his group Backyard Skeptics, Riverside Atheists and Free Thinkers (RAFT) and the Freethought…Continue

The IRS Says It Will Finally Enforce the Rules Barring Pastors from Endorsing Candidates from the Pulpit

Started by Joe. Last reply by Joseph P on Wednesday. 6 Replies

Back in November of 2012, the Freedom From Religion Foundation sued the IRS because of the government agency’s “failure to enforce electioneering restrictions against churches and religious…Continue

Hobby Lobby critics target Green family’s Bible-based projects

Started by Joe Jul 18. 0 Replies

In the wake of the Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of Hobby Lobby in its fight with the government over the contraceptive mandate, critics in the media and Atheist groups have zeroed in on the Green…Continue

Secular Coalition of America spearheads Hobby Lobby protesters to ‘Knit a Brick’

Started by Joe Jul 18. 0 Replies

A new protest spearheaded by the Secular Coalition of America an umbrella advocacy organization of more than a dozen atheist and humanist groups.…Continue

A Judge Dismissed FFRF’s Lawsuit to Distribute Atheist Books in a Florida School District, but It’s Still a Victory

Started by Joe. Last reply by Grinning Cat Jul 17. 1 Reply

Orange County Public Schools insisted on vetting the freethought literature from FFRF and other secular groups…Continue

‘Pastafarian’ man wins right to wear pasta strainer in driving licence photo

Started by Joe. Last reply by James M. Martin Jul 17. 5 Replies

In today’s day and age, we all need to celebrate the small victories, no matter how weird they may be. That’s why we should all congratulate the Austrian man who has won the right to wear a pasta…Continue

Atheist gives invocation, first since high court decision

Started by Joe. Last reply by Loren Miller Jul 16. 1 Reply

Quoting philosopher Immanuel Kant and drawing on the words of the Declaration of Independence, Dan Courtney made history before the Greece Town Board.…Continue

Indiana marriage law is discriminatory, US court says in ruling for humanists

Started by Joe. Last reply by Loren Miller Jul 15. 1 Reply

In a significant victory for nonreligious Americans, the appeals court ordered Indiana to allow secular humanists to officiate at weddings despite a state law barring them from performing nuptials.…Continue

New Rule: Students Who Have a Same-Sex Wedding Can’t Be Mad When Their Christian Schools Expel Them For It

Started by Joe. Last reply by Grinning Cat Jul 12. 6 Replies

Southwestern Christian University in Oklahoma, makes its students sign a “lifestyle covenant” upon acceptance. It’s one of those lists that says you can’t smoke or drink or be in the dorm of the…Continue

Colorado House Candidate: If Atheists Undergo Exorcisms, They’ll Be Fine with Graduation Ceremonies in Church

Started by Joe. Last reply by The Flying Atheist Jul 12. 9 Replies

A news story that is comical and scary at the same time. He could get elected.…Continue

Rep. (R) Louie Gohmert Proves God's Existence With One Simple Equation and Explains Why Atheists are Intellectually Inferior

Started by Joe. Last reply by Loren Miller Jul 11. 12 Replies

Mocking non-believers for failing to grasp the logic behind the existence of God, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) cited an exchange with the late Texas entertainer Bob Murphey to disprove atheism during…Continue

In the Middle East, Some Atheists Fake-Fast During Ramadan To Avoid Detection

Started by Joe. Last reply by Sentient Biped Jul 10. 3 Replies

According to a report at Vocativ by Inna Lazareva and Noam Binshtok, some Atheists are even fasting during Ramadan just so no one will catch on.…Continue

Public Official: I Would Go to Jail over Jesus' Name

Started by Joe. Last reply by Joseph P Jul 9. 5 Replies

Frazier made waves when she defied U.S. District Judge William D. Quarles' order that banned the Board of Carrol County Commissioners from opening meetings with prayers to Jesus, which they had done…Continue

There are states where you technically can’t hold public office if you’re an Atheist

Started by Joe. Last reply by James M. Martin Jul 9. 7 Replies

Eight state constitutions include restrictions on people who don’t believe in a supreme being. In Arkansas, denying the existence of God means you can’t hold civil office or testify in court, while…Continue

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Comment by Doc on November 6, 2011 at 9:20am

One way to support the separation of church and state is to  block the US Congress from continuing to waste time on "non-binding resolutions" (read:  worthless pieces of paper that waste much time to produce) on things like supporting "In God We Trust" as the national motto (just done, and only 5 years since the last such doing).  Here's a change.org petition against such ...  (trying to be a lady, here, and watch my vernacular)...

http://www.change.org/petitions/us-congress-make-non-binding-resolu...

Comment by Chris Dodds on November 5, 2011 at 9:46pm

My philosophy: the harder they try to silence us, the louder we need to become.  When it comes to Michigan's new bill, I urge every parent and educator reading this to protest it and for you educators, adopt a "Zero Tolerance" policy on bullying that flies right in the face of this bill.

Comment by Doc on November 5, 2011 at 7:32pm
Any news of Christopher Hitchens?  I keep thinking of him and wondering how he is doing.  Last I heard or saw was at the TFA/AAA Conference in Houston, where he proved strength and character beyond imagination, taking a seat on stage, answering questions, and speaking to us for quite awhile.
Comment by Ian Mason on November 5, 2011 at 12:46pm
Perhaps the God Squad want to bully Gays into suicide and atheists into silence. That solves the "problems" neatly. Or perhaps Gs and As don't really count as full human beings and not therefore deserving of protection, a situation dark-skinned people know well.
Comment by Steph S. on November 5, 2011 at 10:44am
Right Loren! I agree.
That's a terrible bill. I can't believe it passed!
Comment by Loren Miller on November 5, 2011 at 10:29am

Do the believers have a right to believe, regardless of the belief's irrationality?  Yes.

Do they have a right to impact another with their belief?  NO!

How many times do I have to say this?  Your right to wave your belief about Ends At Someone Else's NOSE!!!

Comment by Paula T. on November 5, 2011 at 10:12am

How do these bills get so twisted?  This makes me ashamed of being a Michigan resident.  My sons were taught NEVER to tease, but rather to treat others how they want to be treated.  They were taught to accept people for who they are.  That's one thing I won't tolerate - bullying - and if I saw it go on when I worked in my sons' school, I put a stop to it immediately.  

Two steps forward, one step back :(

Comment by Sentient Biped on November 5, 2011 at 9:57am
those people are total assholes.  if the Michigan voters continue to support them, what does that say about the voters?
Comment by Loren Miller on November 5, 2011 at 9:44am
This goes beyond obstructionism and into whole new territory ... or maybe I should say, "madness."  WTF, indeed.
Comment by Joseph P on November 5, 2011 at 8:51am
What the fuck?
 

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