High School Student Fights to Stay Seated During the Pledge of Allegiance… and Wins!

Chelsea Stanton, a student at Collingswood High School in New Jersey, just took a stand on account of her atheism and won. She didn’t want to stand during the Pledge of Allegiance at school — we’re not a nation “under god,” after all — but the district’s Code of Conduct (PDF) says that all students [Read More...]

The Intersection of Non-Theism and Feminism

At the Center for Inquiry’s 2012 Women in Secularism Conference, FFRF’s Annie Laurie Gaylor moderated a panel discussion on “The Intersection of Non-Theism and Feminism” featuring Sikivu Hutchinson, Rebecca Watson, Ophelia Benson, and Jennifer McCreight. I haven’t had a chance to watch the full discussion yet, but if any particular parts stand out for you, [Read More...]

Susan Jacoby Speaks About the Dearth of Women in the Secular Movement

At the Center for Inquiry’s 2012 Women in Secularism Conference, Susan Jacoby (author of the books The Age of American Unreason and Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism) spoke about “The Dearth of Women in the Secular Movement“: I haven’t had a chance to watch the full speech yet, but if any particular parts stand [Read More...]

Secular Coalition for America Plans State-by-State Expansion

The Secular Coalition for America plans to establish state chapters across the country by the end of this year because many of the issues we fight for are put in jeopardy at the state level. Executive Director Edwina Rogers elaborates: “In our current U.S. Congress, 38 percent of Representatives held local office first,” said Rogers. [Read More...]

Could America’s First and Only Openly-Atheist Congressperson Lose His Seat This November?

Pete Stark is in trouble. For years, Stark has represented California’s 13th congressional district in the House of Representatives. He has served since 1973. He’s currently the longest serving member of Congress from California. But now there’s a rule change in effect: In 2010, California’s voters approved Proposition 14, which replaced the conventional party primaries [Read More...]


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