New Study Explores Anti-Atheist Discrimination

Atheists generally believe we have a good sense of the degree to which our group is subject to discrimination based on our rejection of supernaturalism, but that understanding is primarily anecdotal. We hear each other’s stories, we see how we’re spoken about in the culture, and we form an idea of just how low that stained-glass ceiling really is for us (wow, that metaphor sounds familiar). [Read more...]

Thousands of Years of Religious Slaughter in One Cartoon

A trailer for Nina Paley’s (possible) next film [Read more...]

Dana Milbank Belittles the Atheist Movement and Edwina Rogers

Yesterday, the Secular Coalition for America (of which I am a former employee) held a Capitol Hill briefing, something that’s actually kind of gutsy considering the toxicity with which atheism is regarded within the Beltway. It featured a handful of big names from our movement, including Harvard’s Greg Epstein, David Niose (most recently notable for [Read More...]

President Obama to United Nations: ‘We Do Not Ban Blasphemy’

President Obama has disappointed nonbelievers and those who take seriously the concept of church-state separation many times. In his participation in the National Prayer Breakfast, in his continuation and expansion of the Bush-spawned “faith-based initiatives,” and his general pandering to religious figures, such has his inclusion of the risible Rick Warren at his inauguration. But [Read More...]

Rick Perry Doubles Down on His Fear of Satan

Rick Perry, a.k.a. “Governor Oops,” made news recently when he ascribed the concept of church-state separation to the machinations of Satan. No really, he did. And in case you thought that maybe he was being hyperbolic, perhaps talking in the heat of some spiritual passion, well… Here’s the governor on stage for a sit-down interview [Read More...]


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