A Judge Recently Ruled That Secular Humanism is a Religion; Will That Hurt Us in the Long Run?

A couple of weeks ago, a federal judge ruled in American Humanist Association v. United States that “Secular Humanism is a religion for Establishment Clause purposes.”

The backstory is that prisoner Jason Michael Holden wanted Humanism recognized that way so that he could benefit from the perks given to religious inmates, including:

(1) “proscription days” for religious holidays; (2) at least one hour of classroom/study time a week; (3) at least one hour of worship time each week; (4) the ability to congregate with other members of the religious group.



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Indiana Mayor Promotes Prayer Breakfast with City Resources

How do you know when community leaders don’t understand the separation of church and state? When they promote a prayer breakfast on the city’s website: The Freedom From Religion Foundation notes some other violations going on in New Albany, Indiana: The city also put an ad for the prayer breakfast on citizens’ municipal utility bills, [Read More…]

Help Me Compile a List of All the Non-Theistic U.S. Politicians Currently in Office

Quick question I could use your help with.

Who are all the current politicians in the U.S. who are openly non-theistic?

Right now, I can count them on a single hand… but I’m sure I’m missing a bunch. (Okay, I *hope* I’m missing a bunch.) That includes members of Congress, state legislators, mayors, city council members, etc.



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Once Again, No One Is Upset When Carrie Underwood Sings About God

Only a month ago, right wing websites were running with a story about how atheists were up in arms over Carrie Underwood‘s new single “Something In The Water” because it had religious references in it.

The problem with that sentiment was that atheists didn’t give a damn. Hell, atheists didn’t even know she had a new song out. Double hell, atheists don’t even know who Carrie Underwood is.

And those articles never bothered to mention which groups or individuals they were talking about. They had a catchy headline — and that was enough!

Turns out it’s still happening.

A site calls “Hot Moms Club” posted an article yesterday with a headline suggesting that Underwood was told not to sing that song at the recent Country Music Awards… but did it anyway!

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Already, Texas is Considering a Bill to Allow Ten Commandments Displays in Public School Classrooms

Yesterday, we got a look at what Texas’ new legislature plans to pursue as elected officials filed bills early for the upcoming session. And to no one’s surprise, there’s already a bill to put a copy of the Ten Commandments in every classroom.

It was sponsored by State Rep. Dan Flynn:

House Bill 138 would go into effect next school year if passed:

The board of trustees of an independent school district may not prohibit the posting of a copy of the Ten Commandments in a prominent location in a district classroom.

Because for some reason, it’s vital that teenagers know they can’t worship any God but the Christian God, take the Christian God’s name in vain, do work on the Sabbath, or fuck people they’re not married to.

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