Michele Bachmann Introduces a Prayer Amendment into Defense Bill

What crazy thing did Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) do now? The Secular Coalition for America explains it like this: [Bachmann] introduced an amendment to the National Defense Authorization bill that would allow chaplains in the military to use specifically-Christian prayers at official military events. Here’s the exact wording of Bachmann’s amendment: #56 Would ensure that [Read More...]

Come Celebrate with Me at DePaul?

Next Tuesday, June 1st, I’ll be speaking at DePaul University in Lincoln Park (near downtown Chicago). The event is free, starts at 6:00 p.m., and takes place in Munroe Hall. The Facebook event page is here. The event is sponsored by the DePaul University Secular Student Alliance — an exciting new group that began this [Read More...]

Fargo Native Gets ISNOGOD License Plate!

Remember Brian Magee, the Fargo resident who wanted an ISNOGOD license plate? Today, he got a response from the North Dakota Department of Transportation: In a letter dated today to inform Magee that his plate will be issued as requested, Francis Ziegler, NDDOT’s director, said lawyers from the Attorney General’s office told transportation officials that [Read More...]

Ask Richard: When “Coming Out” May Affect Others

Note: When letter writers sign with their first names instead of a pseudonym or nickname, I randomly change their name for added anonymity. Hey Richard, I am about to turn seventeen and have been an atheist for about a year. I grew up with very liberal and easygoing parents, though they did raise me to [Read More...]

The Boot Protest

Brother Jed Smock is one of those campus preachers who goes around to different college campuses to “spread the love” by talking about how homosexuals are sinners. You know the type. He probably does more for the cause of atheism than Christianity, though… it helps that he brings out our creativity. Case in point, a [Read More...]