Rhode Island State Council of Churches Will Come Out to Support Jessica Ahlquist

In response to all the awful threats thrown in Jessica Ahlquist‘s direction, a group of Christians are coming together in her defense: … The Rhode Island State Council of Churches will hold a news conference in support of Jessica Ahlquist, the 16-year-old atheist who challenged the Cranston prayer banner, on Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. The [Read More...]

A School Administrator Says Handing Out Bibles to Children is Not Religious Indoctrination

In Prince Edward Island, Canada, giving public school children a copy of the Gideon Bible has been the tradition for decades. But just because something is tradition doesn’t mean it’s right. (Just ask Jessica Ahlquist.) And one parent is finally pushing back: “I’ll be held responsible for my child’s belief system, not the schools,” Michael [Read More...]

Julia Sweeney Tries to Explain Victoria Jackson’s Craziness

A few years ago, a former Saturday Night Live cast member began spewing some vicious bile online: Obama legally kills babies and now he can legally kill Grandmas! Hitler did this. He killed the weak, the sick, the old, and babies and races/religions he didn’t like. Hitler also controlled the media. (Where’s the public debate [Read More...]

Young Atheist Activists Speak in Alabama

If you weren’t able to go to the Southeastern Collegiate Atheist Alliance (SECAA) and Alabama Atheists & Agnostics (AAA) event this weekend, you missed hearing some great young activists: Jessica Ahlquist, JT Eberhard, and Duncan Henderson. I think Gordon Maples‘ introduction of Jessica is perfect: Some say that she’s an ‘Evil Little Thing‘… and I [Read More...]

A Brilliant Retort from an Atheist, Hidden Away in a Newspaper…

***Edit***: Comments were accidentally turned off on this post, but they’re back on now. My apologies. … Local newspapers love to publish opinion pieces written by community members. It gives the writers a little more investment in the newspaper (“Hey, look! I got published!”) and the newspaper gets free content that tends to generate a [Read More...]


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