Just thought you’d all like to know… The Damon Fowler fund has just surpassed the $25,000 mark! (Thanks, Greta Christina!) And Foundation Beyond Belief, the group that encourages atheists to give to various secular charities, is about to hit the $150,000 mark in donations! (Disclosure: I’m on the FBB board.) We’re preparing for an exciting [Read More...]

Where’s the Support For Ostracized Teens?

From a reader: Reading about Damon Fowler reminded me of an issue I’ve been thinking about a lot over the years. Damon is lucky to have his brother to take him in and defend him, but many teenagers coming out as an atheist or LGBT don’t have a safe place to get away from abusive [Read More...]

Speaking in Grand Rapids, MI

I’ll be giving a talk in Grand Rapids soon and you’re all invited! Where: Women’s City Club, 254 E. Fulton Street, Grand Rapids, MI When: Wednesday, June 8th, at 7:00p. Cost: $6.00 for general admission and free for Friends of the Center. More information can be found here. If you don’t attend, I’ll spend the [Read More...]

There Are No Christians in Foxholes

This must be why the U.S. military is so slow to accept any Humanist chaplains…: Of course, like all good chaplains, the atheist ones would be able to “minister” to anybody. The only reason we’re not included in the ranks is because of the bigotry of the military brass. The way we can hasten the [Read More...]

Louisiana Lawmakers Poised to Approve Ten Commandments Monument on Capitol Grounds

We already know Louisiana legislators want to substitute Christianity in place of science education, but that’s not the only way they’re making it abundantly clear that non-Christians should just pack their bags and get out of there. Now, a Ten Commandments monument is set to go up on Capitol grounds: Senate Concurrent Resolution 16 by [Read More...]