Campus Atheist Group Gets Denied Recognition at Catholic University

Justin Vacula, the guy who has been blocked from putting up the most inoffensive atheist bus ad in the world, has been trying to get a Secular Student Alliance group started at Marywood University (in Pennsylvania). Marywood is a private Catholic university. But that shouldn’t really matter here. Many religious schools (like DePaul University, which [Read More...]

After Initial Rejection, a Texas Movie Theater Will Run Atheist Ad

Last week, I mentioned that the Dallas–Fort Worth Coalition of Reason was embarking on a new advertising campaign called “Our Families Are Great Without Religion.” The goal was to highlight how “family” was not synonymous with “Christian.” One ad seemed to be particularly controversial: That ad was supposed to appear during pre-show ads at the [Read More...]

Atheists: Would You Throw an Egg at a Christian?

A Christian group called Student Life Auckland (at Auckland University in New Zealand) is giving students a chance to throw an egg at their members. Just one catch: “The meaning of the Easter story and Christ’s resurrection will be explained to those wanting to throw eggs,” explains a flyer. “Egging will continue for as long [Read More...]

Speaking at the University of Alabama This Friday

What better way to spend Good Friday than with a group of heathens? I’ll be giving a talk Friday night at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa for the Alabama Atheists and Agnostics. The event takes place in Ferguson Student Center, Room 360, from 6:30p – 7:45p. It’s free of charge and a goat may [Read More...]

Foundation Beyond Belief Announces Q2 2012 Slate of Charities

The Foundation Beyond Belief has just announced its five beneficiaries for the new quarter — each charity will likely receive several thousands of dollars, courtesy of atheist donors: POVERTY: Shoulder to Shoulder HUMAN RIGHTS: It Gets Better Project CHALLENGE THE GAP: MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger EDUCATION: National Association for Urban Debate Leagues THE [Read More...]


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