American Atheists Convention Gets Press

The American Atheists convention is taking place this weekend and they’re getting some positive press out of it. CNN covered the story today and there are some amusing soundbytes: “We have a lot of wonderful people,” [AA spokesperson David Silverman] said. “I haven’t sacrificed any Christian babies. I haven’t danced naked under the stars. I [Read More...]

High School Students Respond to Westboro Baptist Church

High school students can really make you proud some days. Look at how these California students came together when they heard Fred Phelps‘ Westboro Baptist Church was going to be protesting at their school: There’s hope for the future. [Read more...]

The Atheist “Collection Plate”

The Foundation Beyond Belief is featured in Saturday’s New York Times! Within the next week or so, Mr. McGowan expects to cut checks for a total of $12,025, the first benefits collected and disbursed by the Foundation Beyond Belief. The foundation has 316 donors who each have committed to contributing $5 to $250 per month [Read More...]

Foundation Beyond Belief to Get Big Press

The Foundation Beyond Belief charity group I work with is slated to receive some great press in the near future. If all goes well, you’ll be reading about it in the New York Times tomorrow and the Chronicle of Philanthropy next week. Executive Director Dale McGowan also shares some fantastic news about how much money [Read More...]

Applause for Simon Singh

After a long, completely unnecessary battle, Simon Singh has won his appeal (PDF). The short background of the story: Singh wrote an article in 2008 saying that the British Chiropractic Association “is the respectable face of the chiropractic profession and yet it happily promotes bogus treatments.” The BCA didn’t like that “bogus” was an accurate [Read More...]