Trying to Get God Off the Money… in Brazil

Since 1986, Brazilian paper money has included the phrase “Deus Seja Louvado” (roughly “God be praised”):

Now, Jefferson Aparecido Dias is trying to get the phrase off the currency: [Read more...]

FFRF Sues the IRS for Not Going After Politically-Active Churches

We’ve known for a while now that when churches make political statements from the pulpit — like on “Pulpit Freedom Sunday” — the IRS hasn’t been pursuing them for violations of their tax-exempt status as they should be.

The reason? Because no one at the IRS is in charge of the issue.

Now, the Freedom From Religion Foundation is suing the IRS (PDF) for not doing their job. (How’s that for payback?) [Read more...]

A Church for Atheists Gets Hundreds of Attendees in Tulsa, Oklahoma

It was just a couple of weeks ago that I was talking about former Pastor Mike Aus and his weekly “Church for atheists” in Houston, Texas.

Now, Rev. Marlin Lavanhar at All Souls Unitarian Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma is doing something very similar — and very successful: [Read more...]

American Atheists Headquarters Gets Solar Panels

There’s no afterlife, so we might as well pay homage to the sun, right? [Read more...]

A Thank-You Letter from Pete Stark

Now that Congressman Pete Stark has lost his re-election bid and Congresswoman-elect Kyrsten Sinema is running away from the A-word like it’s some kind of disease, there are no members of Congress who openly deny the existence of a higher power.

When Pete Stark’s campaign was in trouble, a lot of readers of this site pitched in to help out. It didn’t ultimately protect his seat — and one could argue it’s a good thing that money didn’t sway this election — but Stark wants you to know how much he appreciated our support. [Read more...]


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