Great Press for Camp Quest

The Columbus Dispatch has an excellent article about Camp Quest, the summer camp for children of atheist parents: The camp director’s housekeeping lecture met the usual disinterest from the dining hall full of sweaty, bug-bitten kids. … But August Brunsman finished his cleaning directive with a so-subtle-the-kids-probably-missed-it pun that made clear that Camp Quest is [Read More...]

Atheist Mayor Removes Christian Prayer from City Council Meetings

We’ve heard all sorts of stories about city council meetings that begin with a Christian prayer. Finally, one mayor has put a stop to them! Announcing the decision in a secularist group’s monthly newsletter, Mr [Colin] Hall said prayers were ‘outdated, unnecessary and intrusive’ and added they would no longer be said before meetings… Wow… [Read More...]

Is Richard Dawkins Starting a School for Young Atheists?

The British government has introduced plans to change how schools are run in the country: Under plans disclosed by the Coalition [government] last week, parents, charities and voluntary groups will be able to set up “free schools” funded by public money but independent from state control. According to New Humanist, “a worrying aspect of the… [Read More...]

Questions for Elena Kagan

With a reliably liberal justice like John Paul Stevens stepping down from the Supreme Court, his potential replacement Elena Kagan has a lot to prove when looking for support. Since her nomination hearings are set to begin Monday, groups are weighing in on what the Judiciary Committee should be asking her. The Secular Coalition for [Read More...]

You Can’t Live Here If You’re Gay

Scott Robertson and Richard Anthony rented an apartment together in Yellowknife (Northwest Territories, Canada). They signed a one-year lease and paid the security fee… and then saw the same property re-advertised weeks before they were set to move in. It turned out the owner of the property, Will Goertzen, was not going to let them [Read More...]