Free Atheist Conference in the Bible Belt Taking Place This April

The Wichita Coalition of Reason is planning a free conference April 21st-22nd — call it a sequel to last year’s Rapture Day conference. They have some great speakers for the occasion, too. Even though it’s a free conference, it takes money to put it all together and Phil Ferguson is matching all money raised for [Read More...]

City Council Waits to Turn on Parking Meters on Sunday to Help Churches

This is a recurring theme: Parking meters exist to generate revenue for the city, but the city council alters the time the meters are in effect to accommodate local churches. It’s happened in Chicago and Philadelphia. Now, the Freedom From Religion Foundation is going after the city council (PDF) in San Luis Obispo, California. In [Read More...]

Boiron: Give Customers a Refund for Your Fake Medicine

Carrie Poppy was feeling sick a month ago, so she (knowingly) purchased ColdCalm, a homeopathic “remedy” that has no actual potency to it. Actually, she took a lot of it. Double the dosage. To no one’s surprise, nothing bad happened to her. But, since Carrie’s a wonderful skeptic, she called both the poison control center [Read More...]

Atheist Gets His Own Newspaper Column at Louisiana College

At the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, the school newspaper The Vermilion recently gave a column to the priest of the school’s on-campus Catholic Church. Scott C. Broussard helps run the Secular Student Alliance group at the school and he requested — and received! — the chance to write his own column in the paper. [Read More...]

Grief Beyond Belief Group Gets Major Press

Back in June, 2011, Grief Beyond Belief was created in order to support those who experienced the death of a spouse, or child, or friend, but didn’t want to bring religion into the conversation. Rebecca Hensler‘s group is now getting some major media attention, thanks to Kimberly Winston at the Religion News Service: For nonbelievers, [Read More...]


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