Atheist Family Ad Rejected by Texas Movie Theater… Again

Remember how the Dallas–Fort Worth Coalition of Reason started an advertising campaign called “Our Families Are Great Without Religion”? Remember how they wanted to place this ad in movie theaters to run before the showing of films? Remember how the Green Oaks Movie Tavern in Arlington said they *would not* run the ad? Remember how [Read More...]

At Christian Conference, Boys Must Use the Escalators

Christian Life College — a school in Chicago — is holding its annual Ascension Convention this weekend at a hotel near O’Hare Airport. As it turns out, one of my readers has a connection to the hotel where this convention is happening and noticed these signs plastered all over the place: Ok… time to play [Read More...]

Does God Really Prefer ‘Kind Atheists Over Hateful Christians’?

No. Because god doesn’t exist. *Point for atheists.* … That’s the message on the church sign outside Rose City Park United Methodist Church in Portland, Oregon. It’s getting a lot of press, too. “It is my hope from our little sign board in Portland, Oregon that perhaps some good discussion will take place among those [Read More...]

A Connection Between Shawshank Redemption and Atheism

Shawshank Redemption is my favorite movie ever. I’ve seen it several times and could quote entire scenes to you. And yet, I never noticed the connection between Brooks (the elderly inmate) and atheism until I read it at Talking Liberty: Forget Brooks’ age. Forget his gender. Forget the literal setting. Brooks is a metaphor of [Read More...]

School Tries (and Fails) to Take ‘God’ Out of ‘God Bless the USA’

Stall Brook Elementary School in Bellingham, Massachusetts recently decided to change the way they sing Lee Greenwood‘s “God Bless the USA” at their pep assemblies. First thought: Good! What an awful song. First, there’s the bad grammar… And I’m proud to be an American, where at least I know I’m free. Greenwood apparently lives in [Read More...]