Smug Methodist Responds to ‘Why I Raise My Children Without God’

In response to Deborah Mitchell‘s incredibly popular (and highly controversial) CNN iReport article about why she’s raising her children without God, Ryan Barnett has issued a response called “Why I Raise My Children With God.”

Surprisingly, “I like to lie to my kids” isn’t on the list. [Read more…]

Bill O’Reilly Debates FFRF Attorney Over Use of Bible in the Inauguration Ceremony

Should a President be sworn into office with a hand on the Bible?

The Freedom From Religion Foundation says no, Bill O’Reilly says yes, and that means the War on (the weeks after) Christmas lives on!

FFRF’s Andrew Seidel played devil’s advocate last night on The O’Reilly Factor: [Read more…]

God Clears Up the Record

God pops up in the strangest of places… like on this new Tumblr, where He clears up a few misconceptions: [Read more…]

After an Atheist Gets Elected to Public Office, His First Challenge is Taking the Oath

Randall Hayes is an atheist who recently got elected as an alderman in Atlanta, Louisiana. (Big cheers!)

Before he could take office, though, he had to recite the Oath written in the Louisiana Constitution and sign a document with the words written on it:

“I… do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support the constitution and laws of the United States and the constitution and laws of this state and that I will faithfully and impartially discharge and perform all the duties incumbent upon me as… according to the best of my ability and understanding, so help me God.”

Well, Randall wasn’t about to say those last four words or sign the statement as is, but he also didn’t want to cause a scene the day of his inauguration: [Read more…]

In the Philippines, the Catholic Church is Hastening Its Own Demise

Last month, Philippines President Benigno Aquino III signed a law that would make government-funded sex education and contraception widely available to the nation’s poor. It’s the type of law that makes so much sense and benefits such a large segment of society… and the Catholic Church can’t deal with it: [Read more…]