The Seal of Austin, Texas Contains a Cross… and an Atheist is Speaking Out Against It

This is the city seal for Austin, Texas: Activist Joe Zamecki (who co-founded Atheists Helping the Homeless) spoke yesterday to the Austin City Council about why they needed to remove the cross from the seal. His basic argument? It doesn’t fairly represent the population of this great city, and our government should never actively promote [Read More...]

Rick Warren Lied About Why He Canceled the Presidential Forum

A couple of days ago, Pastor Rick Warren explained why he canceled a forum featuring President Obama and Mitt Romney by saying this: “The forums are meant to be a place where people of goodwill can seriously disagree on significant issues without being disagreeable or resorting to personal attack and name-calling. But that is not [Read More...]

New Research Examines What It’s Like to Be An Atheist College Student

The latest edition of the Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice features an article about college atheists by John A. Mueller of Indiana University of Pennsylvania. (The article is free to access if you fill out a form.) In 2009, Mueller and colleague Kathleen Goodman published an article about “why colleges should embrace and [Read More...]

Latinos Are Losing Their Religion

Back in April, the Pew Hispanic Center released the results (PDF) of a nationwide poll showing that non-religious Latinos were growing faster than we might have imagined: As you can see from those images, 14% of U.S. Hispanics are religiously unaffiliated and more “Americanized” Hispanics are less religious than their foreign-born counterparts. NBCLatino reports on [Read More...]

Atheists Obtain Evidence of School Board Prayer and Respectfully Fight Back

I’ve been pretty harsh (with good reason) to Ernest Perce V, the Pennsylvania State Director of American Atheists, on this site. But he’s done something really awesome and it’s worth highlighting. The Greencastle-Antrim School District (Pennsylvania) school board begins its meetings with The Lord’s Prayer. Totally illegal. So Ernest and Carl Silverman (of the PA [Read More...]


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