What’s It Like to Be the Child of ‘Faith-Healing’ Parents?

Liz Heywood is the daughter of Christian Scientist parents… and you already know where this story is going. She had osteomyelitis, a treatable bone infection, but because her parents neglected her medical needs and resorted to prayer instead, she wasn’t able to get better. Her condition got worse over the next couple of decades, and [Read More…]

Season’s Groanings

Reason’s Greetings everyone! Please enjoy this ‘Wednesday Webcomic’ that I’m sure many of you can identify with. I whipped up this story by integrating what are, in my opinion, chain letter’s greatest hits. What’s the most ludicrous forward you have ever received? See you next week! [Read more…]

No More Religious Services in NYC Public Schools

It’s official: Religious organizations can no longer use NYC public schools to hold worship services after hours. The legalese: The Supreme Court recently declined to review a Second Circuit decision, Bronx Household of Faith v. Board of Education of the City of New York, which upheld New York City Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) § 5.9 [Read More…]

A Pastor Helps a 9-Year-Old Girl Discover the Truth About Santa… and She Brilliantly Takes It a Step Further

Cristina Ramos-Payne didn’t like what happened at her daughter’s religious education class this past weekend. The night before, the pastor at her church spoke about how, as a child, he discovered his parents putting Christmas presents under their tree… One student from [daughter] Sierra’s class suddenly realized that his parents must be leaving presents and [Read More…]

Atheists as ‘Future Targets’

Sometimes, it pays to track online mentions of the organization you work for. The Secular Student Alliance’s Jesse Galef (who also contributes to this site) [Read more…]


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