Fox News is Indirectly Contributing to These Atheist Groups’ Bottom Line

Every time Dave Silverman appears on Fox News Channel, an atheist gets out her wallet.

Washington Post media critic Erik Wemple tracks how atheists’ appearances on Fox News — which escalate around this time of year for reasons no one can explain… — coincide with increased donations and membership to their groups:

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Bill Nye the Science Guy Urges President Obama to Invest More in Space Exploration

It’s hard to see how Bill Nye‘s open letter to President Obama will succeed, but dammit, I wish it would:

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Atheists of Maine Raise Money for Camp Sunshine by Taking an Ice Cold Plunge

The Atheists of Maine are once again raising money for a truly worthy cause: Camp Sunshine, “a retreat for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families.”

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An Iraqi Refugee Becomes a Secular Humanist Leader

Faisal Saeed Al-Mutar, who will be speaking at the opening of the Humanist Hub near Harvard’s campus this weekend, is an Iraqi refugee whose Secular Humanism is very much at odds with his cultural background.

Ken Chitwood of Religion News Service tells Al-Mutar’s powerful story:

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An Atheist Group’s URL Redirects to a Popular Church’s Website, so What Do They Have to Say About It?

If you wanted to visit the website for the Atlanta Freethought Society, all you have to do is go to

It was brought to my attention recently that if you typed in — maybe you didn’t know any better — it would redirect you to the website for nearby North Point Community Church:

It even shows up that way in Google when you look up “”:

Your call: Savvy marketing ploy or total dick move?

I contacted North Point a few days ago to find out if they seriously purchased the atheists’ domain name just to trick people looking for their site to visit the church’s instead.

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