The Secular Coalition for America Met with White House Representatives… Will It Help?

Earlier today, the Secular Coalition for America announced that they had met with representatives from the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships. It marked the first time since February of 2010 that an official, publicized meeting like this took place:

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Christian Apologist: ‘If God Does Not Exist, There Will Never Be a Consistent Outcome to Any Scientific Experiment’

Christian Apologist Todd Friel (who’s worked with Kirk Cameron and Ray Comfort) has a new video series out teaching Christians how to respond to “atheist assaults” on their faith (a.k.a. when atheists use logic).

My favorite screenshot from that trailer has to be this one:

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Jerry DeWitt Holds His First ‘Secular Service’ in Louisiana

For those of us who weren’t in Louisiana yesterday, former pastor Jerry DeWitt hosted the state’s first-ever “Secular Service” with a theme of “Joie De Vivre: To Delight In Being Alive”:

The New York Times already has some positive coverage of the event:

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Richard Dawkins Speaks in South Carolina

Back in March, Richard Dawkins and (former President of the Secular Coalition for America) Herb Silverman had a conversation at the College of Charleston in South Carolina, video of which is now available:

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TIME Cover Story Wrongly Attacks Atheists for Not Helping Out Victims of Oklahoma Tornadoes

The cover story in this week’s Time magazine, written by Joe Klein, is all about how volunteering and doing service projects may help curb the effects of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) on our veterans:

As part of his reporting, Klein joined one of the disaster relief groups and worked at a site damaged by the Oklahoma tornadoes… and that’s when he wrote this:

… there was an occupying army of relief workers, led by local first responders, exhausted but still humping it a week after the storm, church groups from all over the country — funny how you don’t see organized groups of secular humanists giving out hot meals — and there in the middle of it all, with a purposeful military swagger, were the volunteers from Team Rubicon.

Wow. My jaw dropped while reading that because it’s absolutely not true.

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