What Secular Issues Would You Want to Discuss with the White House?

When representatives of the Secular Coalition for America met with White House officials last week, we had three items on our agenda: Military religious freedom: Ending religious discrimination, coercion, and proselytizing in the military Fixing faith-based initiatives: Making sure tax dollars are not going directly to houses of worship and that federal funds are not [Read More...]

Robert Ingersoll Live

At the Center For Inquiry in Hollywood, California last Sunday, a great figure from the Golden Age of Freethought gave a moving and inspiring account of his remarkable life. Robert Green Ingersoll, masterfully portrayed by actor and writer Richard McNally enthralled us with stories and speeches from his prime years from around 1860 to 1890. [Read More...]

In Defense of Smut for Smut

As I wrote yesterday, I’m not a fan of “Smut for Smut,” the stunt run by the Atheist Agenda group at the University of Texas at San Antonio in which people trade holy books in for pornography. Obviously, people disagree with me on this, including members of the Atheist Agenda group. I asked them to [Read More...]

Misinformed Christian Teacher Versus Wiccan Student

Let this be a lesson to public school teachers who don’t know how the law works regarding church-state separation: Stop talking before you dig yourself deeper into a hole. Dale Halferty is an industrial arts at Guthrie Center High School in Guthrie Center, Iowa. For a project, students had to build something from scratch. One [Read More...]

Ask Richard: Atheist Still Prays to God After 24 Years of Not Believing

Note: When letter writers sign with their first names instead of a pseudonym or nickname, I randomly change their name for added anonymity. Hi Richard. I’ve been an Atheist for many years and an Agnostic for many years before that. I grew up with Evangelical, born again parents and I went along with it until [Read More...]