Contest: Design the Cover of My Book… and Win a (Real) Prize!

I’ll get right to the point: I would love to have a reader design the cover of my forthcoming book. The winner will receive a signed copy of the print edition (when it’s out) and $200. I will post the winning designer’s entry and that of the runners-up on this site along with links to your websites/businesses.

If you’re still interested, here are the details given to me by the publishers (and paraphrased by me). I’ll admit I don’t know what most of it means, but I hope it makes sense to those of you who do these kids of things! [Read more...]

An Ad in Houston Reaches Out to Gay Atheists

About a year ago, reader Jimmy published an ad in OutSmart, a free monthly magazine for the gay community in Houston, Texas, reaching out to people who were godless and gay. The ad suggested that the group Houston Atheists would welcome them with open arms.

Since that time, the group has done a lot more to reach out to the “double-minority” community, including having a booth at the Gay Pride Parade and hosting lectures specifically about the subject.

Now, in the November issue of OutSmart (p. 71), they’ve posted another ad to reach fellow gaytheists: [Read more...]

Louisiana High School Allows Students to Pray Over Loudspeaker at Football Games

At Iota High School in Louisiana, students and parents and athletes and local residents have no idea what the law is when it comes to prayer at football games.

The law is simple: The school cannot sponsor prayer. Neither can anyone representing the school.

Last month, however, a priest gave an invocation before a football game and no one said anything about it. That’s illegal and Superintendent John Bourque knew it, which is why he later urged everyone to let student volunteers lead the prayers instead: [Read more...]

A Church’s Billboard Gives Atheists a Second Chance for Publicity

Here’s a simple question: Why do atheist groups put up billboards?

Here’s a simple answer that no one seems to get: Because they get attention. They get press coverage. They get people talking about atheism and religion and the local groups.

So if Christians *really* wanted atheist groups to stop putting up the billboards, all they’d have to do is stop paying attention to them.

Thankfully, that’s not happening. [Read more...]

Atheist Plans to Run Marathon to Raise Money for Hurricane Victims

Before the New York City Marathon was cancelled, Julia Burke, a contributor to the website Atheist Hobos, knew she couldn’t run it in good conscience: [Read more...]


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