Zack Kopplin Accepts Hugh M. Hefner First Amendment Award

Last week, I mentioned that Zack Kopplin, the former high school student who worked to repeal the wrongly-named “Louisiana Science Education Act,” was going to receive the Hugh M. Hefner First Amendment Award. He just accepted it the other day (at the Playboy Mansion) and there’s now video of his talk (ignore the squawks): Nice [Read More...]

New Study Shows Generation X Has Grown Less Religious Over Time

In 2008, the American Religious Identification Survey released its results and they looked amazing for those of us who know better than to believe in god. The percentage of people categorizing themselves as having “no religion” went up in every state: Now, Barry A. Kosmin & Juhem Navarro-Rivera have gone through the data specifically relating [Read More...]

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...]


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