The American Humanist Association sent a letter to the winners of last night’s Congressional races urging them not to join the Congressional Prayer Caucus: [Read more…]
American Humanist Association Tells Newly-Elected Members of Congress Not to Join Congressional Prayer Caucus
A Decade After Ten Commandments Monument Fiasco, Roy Moore Has Been Re-elected Chief Justice of Alabama Supreme Court
Roy Moore is the former Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court who installed a monument of the Ten Commandments into his courthouse. When he was told to remove it, he refused. He was later removed from office — which made sense since you don’t want a man who doesn’t follow the rules to himself be in charge of ruling on the law.
Chris Stedman is an atheist.
He works with the Humanist Chaplaincy at Harvard University, where he is the Assistant Humanist Chaplain, and blogs at NonProphet Status.
And he’s the subject of a hell of a lot of negative blogposts… mostly because he believes strongly in the interfaith movement and that atheists ought to participate in it — and that the kind of “New Atheism” that tears down and mocks religion without offering anything in its place is bad for our movement as a whole. (I know, I know, how dare he suggest we find common ground with religious people without compromising our own values? Criticize ideas instead of people?! Ridiculous.) [Read more…]
The first open atheist in Congress just lost the seat he has held for nearly four decades.