It’s the Gays’ Fault: A Hilarious Swedish Parody

About a month ago, during Stockholm Pride, Swedish State Television (Channel 1) aired this song on Allsång på Skansen (Sing Along at Skansen). The band in question mocks homophobia, Christianity, the Bible, and everyone who blames gay people for the downfall of society (You’ll want the subtitles, so click on CC if they’re not showing [Read More...]

Atheist Billboard in Grand Rapids Generates Surprising Controversy

It’s amazing that anyone would find the Center For Inquiry’s billboard campaign controversial, but it’s already been ejected from Knoxville, Tennessee and it’s the subject of a lot of media attention in other places. This is the billboard CFI put up in several cities: “You don’t need God — to hope, to care, to love, [Read More...]

The Reason Rally Publicity Machine is Gearing Up

There are a lot of people working on the Reason Rally event taking place March 24th, 2012 and those of us on the publicity team (hi!) are kicking things into high gear this weekend. A few updates: The first of several promotional videos just went up. This one features PZ Myers talking about why it’s [Read More...]

An Atheist Group at a Christian School Has Its First Meeting

Even on Christian campuses, atheist groups can get a lot of positive press. We’re very good at exposing the negative aspects of religion, challenging orthodox beliefs, and providing people a safe haven in which to raise their doubts about faith. How many Christian groups around the country can say the same things? At Southern Methodist [Read More...]

University of Dayton Denies Atheist Group

The University of Dayton (in Ohio), a private Roman Catholic school, just denied registration to a potential Secular Student Alliance group because open discussion about religion apparently contradicts what they want students to learn on campus: Nick Haynes and Branden King said they began planning their club, the Society of Free Thinkers, in April…. The [Read More...]