The Official Approval Letter for Dave Silverman’s ATHE1ST License Plate

After initially being told he could not get a New Jersey license plate reading ATHE1ST on grounds that it was “offensive,” American Atheists’ President Dave Silverman finally received an official confirmation yesterday from the state’s Motor Vehicle Commission.

This is the email Silverman received from the MVC on Wednesday morning:

Success! More importantly, success without litigation. The MVC called it a “clerical error.” I’m not sure if I believe that, but at least this was resolved quickly and with a happy ending. [Read more...]

David Barton: If There’s No Prayer at a Public School Graduation, That’s a Promotion of Atheism

Last month, when there was a strong push to allow Humanist chaplains in the military, Rep. John Fleming (R-LA) responded by explaining the obvious consequences:

“This I think would make a mockery of the chaplaincy,” said Rep. John Fleming (R-La.). “The last thing in the world we would want to see was a young soldier who may be dying and they’re at a field hospital and the chaplain is standing over that person saying to them, ‘If you die here, there is no hope for you in the future.’”

We all know he has no idea what he’s talking about.

Which must be why Christian pseudo-historian David Barton wanted to speak with him on “WallBuilders Live.” You know, intellectual equals and all.

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A Powerful Video on the Victims of Blasphemy Laws

What’s it like to be accused of blasphemy in an Islamic country?

Just watch this video if you have the guts to sit through it all:

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I’m a Pisces So This Doesn’t Apply to Me

See in The Onion horoscopes:

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Raleigh Police Stop Local Humanists From Distributing Food to Homeless

For years now, several groups around Raleigh, North Carolina have been giving food and clothing to the homeless in Moore Square. The media has been lumping them all together as “church groups” but one of them is a Humanist service group called Human Beans Together, who have been distributing goods there since January of 2012.

A few weeks ago, the Raleigh Police Department told them they couldn’t hand out food in public space, so they all moved to the nearby Salvation Army’s parking lot… until the city took that space over, too.

This past weekend, all that goodwill came to a sudden halt when the police shut them down:

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