Arkansas State Representative: Kids Can’t Say Prayers in School? Then Let Them Sing Prayers!

The Arkansas Department of Education says that pre-schools receiving taxpayer funding cannot teach religion or pray. That’s a good thing, too, since one of the schools — Growing God’s Kingdom — has received over $2,600,000 over the past several years. Now, they shouldn’t be receiving anything. This is how bad it was there: Staff members [Read More…]

Crashing a Poll to Help a Great Atheist Podcast

The Ask An Atheist podcast is up for a local award and they need your help! Last year, they took second place. This year, they want to win. They’ve been nominated for “Best Local Podcast” in Evening magazine’s Best of Western Washington — and the winner is determined by online votes… You can support them [Read More…]

Focus on the Family’s Disastrous Predictions About the Obama Presidency

Back in 2008, before the elections that year, Focus on the Family put out a futuristic “Letter from 2012 in Obama’s America” (PDF) detailing all the awful things that would happen if we let that horrible leftist man take office: … every future “event” described here is based on established legal and political trends that [Read More…]

Picture of the Day

The event took place during the Saraswathi Gora Centenary International Conference in India. “This is the first time I performed ‘magic’ on the dais but I do not have stage fear,” [10-year-old Sankalp Gora] declares. “I am an atheist and I want people around me to know the reality, to educate themselves on things which [Read More…]

California Bans Gay Conversion for Minors

This is shocking to me only because it’s the first state to do it, but California has correctly banned the kind of religion-based therapy intended to turn gay kids straight: Gov. Jerry Brown announced Sunday that he has signed Senate Bill 1172, which prohibits children under age 18 from undergoing “sexual orientation change efforts.” The [Read More…]