Twisted Sister Guitarist Will Speak at 2013 American Atheists Conference

American Atheists has announced that Jay Jay French, founding member of and guitarist for the heavy metal band Twisted Sister, will be speaking at the group’s 2013 National Convention in Austin, Texas: David Silverman, President of American Atheists stated, “We are thrilled to have Jay Jay French join us for our convention. Not only is [Read More...]

University of Tennessee Responds to FFRF: We’re Gonna Keep Praying Before Football Games

There’s been a lot of talk about whether the University of Tennessee (in Knoxville) would be forced to end their pre-game prayers as a result of a letter sent (PDF) to the school by the Freedom From Religion Foundation. Yesterday, the school’s Chancellor, Jimmy Cheek, responded to the FFRF with a letter of his own [Read More...]

Church Responds to Atheist Billboard in Kentucky

A few days ago, the Bluegrass Coalition of Reason in Kentucky put up their first billboard: And, just like that, the Lafayette Church of the Nazarene has put up a weak message of their own in response: We believe in God. Join the right club! What?! A church that believes in God?! I’m shocked, I [Read More...]

In Cranston, People Are Complaining About the ‘Banning’ of a Father-Daughter Dance

There’s controversy brewing in the Cranston Public Schools in Rhode Island. (And Jessica Ahlquist has nothing to do with it.) Back in May, the ACLU sent a letter (PDF) to the district informing them that a father-daughter dance sponsored by Stadium Partners in Education (a parent-teacher organization) could pose a problem. Federal law against gender [Read More...]

America Is Not a Christian Nation

Seth Andrews, The Thinking Atheist, tackles the right-wing talking point that America is a “Christian nation”… whatever that means: The most important rebuttals begin at the 1:35 mark. [Read more...]


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