Conservative School Board Members in Arizona Don’t Want Students to See This Page in Their Honors Biology Textbooks

The board members of the Gilbert Public Schools in Arizona voted 3-2 last week to remove a page from an honors biology textbook because it contains information about birth control and abortion.

Sure, it says “Complete abstinence (avoiding intercourse) is the only totally effective method of birth control,” but since it suggests that there may be other options, it’s heresy to conservatives, including Natalie Decker of the Alliance Defending Freedom who persuaded the board members to excise the section.

I guess the only solution now, besides voting those board members out of office at the next possible opportunity, is to make sure that page is as widely available as possible…:

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Atheist Grandparents Get Noah’s Ark Display Removed from Delaware Playground

If you visited Norma B. Handloff Park in Newark, Delaware last week, you would’ve seen this display telling the biblical story of Noah’s Ark:

If that seems out of place at a public park… that’s because it is.

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Should Atheists Vote on Election Day?

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses whether atheists should vote on Election Day (or whether it’s more strategic to sit out unless politicians pay attention to us):

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Contest Will Reward Atheists Who Remove Their Mask

Openly Secular, the campaign to get atheists to come out of the closet, is running a contest that’s pretty simple to enter:

All you have to do is make a video explaining who you are, why you’re open about your non-theism, and how it’s affected your life — and you could be in the running to win $1,000!

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Friendly Atheist Podcast Episode 27: A Discussion About the New Left Behind Movie

For our latest podcast, Jessica and I decided to go see the new Left Behind movie starring Nicolas Cage. Because we make sacrifices for you.

Here’s Jessica seeing the movie. I swear we didn’t alter this picture at all…

After several days of keeping our thoughts to ourselves, we finally discussed the movie with the microphones on.

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