The Atheist Movement… Post-Reason Rally

Dave Silverman, the president of American Atheists, gave a talk at the 2012 Secular Student Alliance conference answering the question: “Now what?” This was shortly after the Reason Rally and Silverman was telling the crowd what the Rally accomplished and where we can/should go from here: As always, leave the timestamps of your favorite moments [Read More...]

Secular Coalition for America Announces Phase Five of Expansion

Phase Five of the Secular Coalition for America’s plan to create state chapters across the country begins this week with conference calls for people interested in creating the chapters! If you’d like to help be a part of the SCA’s efforts in the Phase Five states, all the details are at the links below. Take [Read More...]

This Is Why We Celebrate Banned Books Week

This is librarian James Klise‘s take on why he loves celebrating Banned Books Week: I support any person’s right to read anything he or she chooses. In my own library each year, we celebrate Banned Books Week with a showy shelf display and signs encouraging students to check out a “banned book.” In doing so, [Read More...]

Pennsylvania State Representative Under Fire for Refusing to Say Pledge of Allegiance

Pennsylvania State Representative Babette Josephs (D-Philadelphia) is getting a lot of flak tonight for refusing to say the Pledge of Allegiance during a House Committee meeting earlier today: The drama unfolded at what was billed as a non-controversial House State Government Committee meeting Wednesday morning. Republican Chairman Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) asked Josephs to lead the [Read More...]

How She Grew Out of Her ‘Purity Ring’ Phase

Libby Anne wrote a whatever-the-opposite-of-a-love-letter-is to her purity ring: … Even when I left for college I kept you on my finger, broadcasting my purity to the world. You set me apart as different, special, pure. When I started dating my first boyfriend he told me that he didn’t care whether I was “pure” or [Read More...]


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