Herb Silverman Profiled in Tablet Magazine

There’s a glowing profile of Secular Coalition for America founder Herb Silverman at Tablet Magazine. He’s the author of the just-released book Candidate Without a Prayer, which (among other things) documents the time he ran for Governor of South Carolina: In 1989, Silverman learned that the South Carolina Constitution prohibited anyone who “denied the existence [Read More...]

The Bus Monitor Got Bullied by Those Kids Because We Took Prayer Out of Public School

Have you seen that awful video of bus monitor Karen Klein being mercilessly mocked by a group of middle school thugs? Karen Gushta of Truth in Action Ministries knows why that bullying occurred: Because those kids didn’t have enough Jesus in their lives: [Gushta] believes this cultural demise began when prayer was taken out of [Read More...]

Why Won’t the IRS Crack Down on Churches That Endorse Political Candidates?

We know churches are tax-exempt. To the tune of $71,000,000,000 nationally. That exemption is contingent in part on the fact that they stay out of politics. They’re not allowed to endorse candidates. So what happens when a pastor tells his congregation to vote for Mitt Romney? What happens when many, many, many pastors do it [Read More...]

Jesse Ventura: ‘I’m An Atheist. And I’m Proud To Say It.’

Alright, this isn’t really “news” since we already knew former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura was an atheist, but he talks about it in some depth in an interview with Highbrow Magazine. He was promoting his awkwardly-titled new book DemoCRIPS and ReBLOODlicans: No More Gangs in Government. When you were governor, you refused to declare a [Read More...]

PZ Myers on Sacking the City of God

In his talk at the Global Atheist Convention in Melbourne, PZ Myers gave a talk on “Sacking The City Of God!“: As always, if there are any bits we should pay special attention to, just leave the timestamp and a summary in the comments. [Read more...]


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