The Bible-Promoting Cheerleaders in Kountze, Texas Go To Court

Good Morning America had a story this morning about the Kountze Independent School District cheerleaders and their football run-through banners with Bible verses on them: Unfortunately your browser does not support IFrames. My favorite part of the clip has to be the banner they featured in the segment: If God is for us, who can [Read More...]

Taking Nominations for the 2012 Bad Faith Award

For the past several years, New Humanist magazine has been handing out the Bad Faith Award. The award goes to “the person who has made the year’s most outstanding contribution to talking unadulterated (and often destructive) nonsense about matters of religion.” Recent winners include Conservative MP Nadine Dorries (2011), Sheikh Maulana Abu Sayeed (2010), the [Read More...]

A Documentary About Anti-Caste System Activists in India

My friend Gregory Walsh is working on a documentary about a pair of human rights activists in India trying to make things better for the dalits (the “untouchables”) under the caste system. For 20 days, we lived and worked with two of Video Volunteers’ community correspondents, Varsha Jawalkgekar and Mukesh Rajak, producing a pair of [Read More...]

Life as a Black Atheist

Erin Williams of The Root interviewed Mark Hatcher about the difficulties of being an African-American living “outside of mainstream historically black religions.” This particular passage stood out: I have at least two long-term relationships terminated simply because of [my beliefs]… I almost feel a responsibility, when I’m interested in someone, to just put it out [Read More...]

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...]


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