Dana Milbank Belittles the Atheist Movement and Edwina Rogers

Yesterday, the Secular Coalition for America (of which I am a former employee) held a Capitol Hill briefing, something that’s actually kind of gutsy considering the toxicity with which atheism is regarded within the Beltway. It featured a handful of big names from our movement, including Harvard’s Greg Epstein, David Niose (most recently notable for [Read More…]

A Campaign for Free Expression

The Center for Inquiry has launched a “Campaign for Free Expression” to defend the right to free speech. This brief video showcases the problem: No person should face social or legal punishment simply for speaking about his or her beliefs in public. And no topic should be off limits — especially religion, which has such [Read More…]

A Beautiful Richard Dawkins Passage… in Cartoon Form

It’s one of my favorite Richard Dawkins passages (from Unweaving the Rainbow) and Gavin Aung Than has put it in cartoon form: The full cartoon is here. So when’s someone going to turn The God Delusion into a graphic novel? Because I would totally buy that. (Thanks to Rebecca for the link!) [Read more…]

Church/State Separation Group Delivers Gift Basket to School Board Staff Under Fire

The Kountze Independent School District has been under fire for their decision to stop cheerleaders from holding run-through banners at football games with Bible verses on them after receiving complaints from the Freedom From Religion Foundation. (A judge has overruled the superintendent, allowing the Bible banners temporarily. Last we heard, the Texas Attorney General was [Read More…]

Ken Ham: Look at How I’ve Brainwashed the Children!

The Creation Museum’s Ken Ham is so jealous that Bill Nye‘s anti-Creationism video has racked up millions of YouTube hits (compared to his group’s fraction of that) that he has doubled-down on his efforts to indoctrinate children: Yesterday, in Lawrenceville, Georgia, we were thrilled to see several hundredkids pouring into North Metro Baptist church for [Read More…]