Secular Coalition for America Has Fired Executive Director Edwina Rogers

Just over two years ago, the Secular Coalition for America — the largest lobbying group in Washington, D.C. representing non-religious Americans — announced that its new Executive Director would be a Republican who had worked under President George W. Bush and conservative senators Trent Lott and Jeff Sessions.

Despite Edwina Rogers‘ claim that her focus was always on health and economic issues with those politicians, her GOP background rubbed a lot of atheist activists the wrong way. They wondered if someone who had worked for social conservatives could really be a reliable voice for Secular Americans. Rogers was optimistic that her background wouldn’t hinder her new position — in fact, she believed she could get her foot in the door in places where liberal lobbyists might have been shut out. Still, my initial interview with her provoked a lot of skeptical (and harsh) feedback from readers and other bloggers. (Her more recent interview with me, last month, hardly made any waves at all.)

Today, Laurie Goodstein and Mark Oppenheimer of the New York Times broke the news that Rogers was fired by the SCA last week.

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Unintentional Hilarity in Vacation Bible School Sketch

John Hagee Ministries just posted a video from a Vacation Bible School event in which a pastor becomes a puppet. (Because sometimes the jokes just write themselves…)

It’s geared toward children, sure, but I had to share two of the segments with you:

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Stop Spreading the Articles That Claim “Evangelicals Are the Least Faithful”

According to clickbait headlines everywhere, evangelical Christians are not very faithful:

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The Scientific Problems with the Movie “Gravity”

Maybe you didn’t see Gravity, but that’s okay. You’ll still love this video explaining the scientific problems with the movie (with guest narrator Neil deGrasse Tyson!):

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God Doesn’t Know Where You’re Going Either

The Onion has a major scoop:

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