This is How the Upstate Atheists Bounced Back After Being Banned from Volunteering at a Christian Soup Kitchen

Earlier this year, the Upstate Atheists from Spartanburg, South Carolina attempted to volunteer at the Spartanburg Soup Kitchen. Unfortunately, its director Lou Landrum denied their offer, saying atheists weren’t welcome there. Landrum took things even further last week when she told the Spartanburg Herald Journal that allowing atheists to help in her kitchen would be a “disservice to this community.”

… Landrum, executive director of the Soup Kitchen, told the Herald-Journal she would resign from her job before she let atheists volunteer and be a “disservice to this community.”

“This is a ministry to serve God” she said. “We stand on the principles of God. Do they (atheists) think that our guests are so ignorant that they don’t know what an atheist is? Why are they targeting us? They don’t give any money. I wouldn’t want their money.

Despite the setback, the atheists pulled through for the people they were trying to help. On Saturday, they gave away over 300 care packages to the homeless, each package costing about $15 and including things like gloves, toothpaste, hand sanitizer, lip balm, snacks, etc.

Landrum had said “They can have the devil there with them, but they better not come across the street.” I don’t see the devil in any of those pictures. Just kind, wonderful, godless people trying to help the people around them.

I also don’t see a “No Christians Allowed” sign.

And this is just the beginning.

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Help Make the Secular Hub an Even Better Gathering Place for Atheists in Denver

We know there aren’t gathering spaces for atheists on damn near every street (like there are for some religious groups we know…) and a bunch of atheists in Denver, Colorado attempted to amend that situation earlier this year with the opening of the Secular Hub:



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Jesus Didn’t Wear Pajamas

You know how you love to read Christian children’s books?

I’ll take your silence as a yes. Which is why you’ll be thrilled to hear about a new book your kids won’t be able to live without: Kelly Paul‘s Does Jesus Wear Pajamas?

(Spoiler alert: He went commando.)

But you have to look at some of these excerpts from the book:



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Artist Peter Adamyan’s New Exhibit Focuses on the Intersection Between Religion and Consumerism

Peter Adamyan is a painter whose new exhibit “Salvation Mini Mart” at the Loakal Gallery in Oakland, California offers up art that atheists may take a lot of interest in:



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Billy Graham’s Writers Aren’t Even Trying Anymore

M.G. has a question for Billy Graham(‘s minions):

Have you ever met anyone who absolutely did not believe in God? I’ve met some people who claimed to be atheists, but after talking with them I decided they only said they were atheists because they thought it made them sound smart.

When ignorance like that goes in, you know it won’t smell on roses on the way out. Here’s how Graham(‘s puppets) responded:

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