On Monday, a Congressional Briefing on Secular America

The Secular Coalition for America is having its first-ever Congressional Briefing this Monday, October 1st at 10:30a. That’s a big freakin’ deal: Lost in much of the discussion about religion in the public sphere is the ever growing population of Americans who feel that religion should be a private matter and that entanglement between church [Read More…]

Atheists Are Proof God Exists, Says Catholic Priest

If you spend any amount of time around the atheist community — on blogs, on videos, at in-person meet-ups, reading books, etc. — you quickly find that the arguments given in favor of the existence of a god tend to repeat themselves. I’m sure you’ve heard most of the following: There is a god because… [Read More…]

The Wrong Way To Speak Out Against Blasphemy Laws

In addition to the other organizations speaking out against potential blasphemy laws in the wake of the radical Muslims rioting against a pathetic YouTube video, a couple more have issued statements of their own. First, Atheist Alliance International: “AAI is deeply concerned that the UN member states will overreact to recent protests and violence in [Read More…]

President Obama to United Nations: ‘We Do Not Ban Blasphemy’

President Obama has disappointed nonbelievers and those who take seriously the concept of church-state separation many times. In his participation in the National Prayer Breakfast, in his continuation and expansion of the Bush-spawned “faith-based initiatives,” and his general pandering to religious figures, such has his inclusion of the risible Rick Warren at his inauguration. But [Read More…]

Joel Osteen: I Didn’t Choose to be Straight, but Being Gay is Still Wrong

Here’s Joel Osteen‘s predicament: His success hinges on his ability to inspire and uplift people. But, as a successful pastor, he knows he’s going to have to take stances on “controversial” issues like gay marriage. So what does he do? He stays ignorant. It’s just easier for him. When he gets asked about whether homosexuality [Read More…]