This Just In: The Boy Scouts of America Still Hates Gay People

***Update***: Jason Torpy has a follow-up post here. … The Boy Scouts have every right to ban gay people (and atheists) from their group. But that doesn’t mean it’s what they should be doing. Here’s everything you need to know: After a confidential two-year review, the Boy Scouts of America on Tuesday emphatically reaffirmed its [Read More...]

David Niose’s Nonbeliever Nation is Available Today!

David Niose, the author of the just-released-today book Nonbeliever Nation, gets some love in the Worcester Telegram & Gazette: In his new book, “Nonbeliever Nation: The Rise of Secular Americans,” Mr. Niose explores the rising challenge of secular Americans — including humanists, agnostics, atheists and lapsed Christians — to the dominance of evangelical groups. … [Read More...]

Project Reason’s 2012 Video Contest: Time to Vote

Sam Harris‘ Project Reason is having its annual video contest — first prize gets $10,000. Check out the videos and vote for your favorite. Voting ends on July 23rd! My vote goes to the visually-stunning Conflict by Risenape: (Though Perfect Faith makes a good point very quickly.) [Read more...]

Victory for Atheists in Ellwood City

Last week, I mentioned that Ellwood City (Pennsylvania) planned to vote on holding a lottery to decide who could put up a holiday display in City Hall. Obviously, this was a backdoor way to let Christians put up a Nativity Scene on public property. Last night, the borough council voted against the lottery 4-3. Victory! [Read More...]

CFI-DC Will be Hosting Salman Rushdie As He Discusses His New Memoir

Salman Rushdie‘s forthcoming book — Joseph Anton: A Memoir — about when he went into hiding during the fatwa against him will be published in September and the Center for Inquiry-DC will be hosting one of his touring events: Salman Rushdie, the Booker Prize-winning former president of American PEN shares the extraordinary story of how [Read More...]


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