Illinois Family Institute Lashes Out Against Jessica Ahlquist for Speaking About Her Case in Local High Schools

Thing I knew: Jessica Ahlquist was coming down to the suburbs of Chicago this week to speak to some area high schools about the importance of the First Amendment and why she fought so hard for her case. Thing I did not know: She’s visiting a high school in my district (as well as a [Read More...]

Dan Barker on ‘Life Driven Purpose’

In his talk at the Global Atheist Convention in Melbourne, Dan Barker put a twist on Pastor Rick Warren‘s popular phrase and gave a talk on “Life Driven Purpose“: 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...]

Brazilian TV Host Rails Against Atheists

There’s so much wrong with this video, but let me set it up for you. ***Edit***: The video is from July of 2010. Still crazy, but it’s not something recent. José Luiz Datena is the host of Brasil Urgente, a primetime show in Brazil. In the clip below, he reports on a crime in which [Read More...]

BBC World Service Explores ‘Atheists in Black America’

This weekend, BBC World Service is airing an audio segment on “Atheists in Black America.” Today, many African-Americans see anything short of embracing religion as not just heretical but a denial of one’s very blackness. But there are a growing number of African-Americans who openly don’t believe in God or the church. We find out [Read More...]

Doonesbury Lampoons Louisiana Science Classes

As we’ve mentioned before, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal wants to give $11,000,000 of taxpayer money to religious schools that may teach Creationism. In today’s Doonesbury, Garry Trudeau takes us inside one of those classrooms… [Read more...]