An Iowa College’s Response to Blasphemy Day

Trevor Boeckmann was the president of the University of Northern Iowa Freethinkers and Inquirers (UNIFI) this past year and he tells the story of what his group did for Blasphemy Day in the latest issue of Free Inquiry. His group chalked the campus that day with the understanding that “religion does not deserve any special [Read More...]

Interview with Pastor Terry Jones, the Man Behind “International Burn A Koran Day”

A couple days ago, I posted this story about how the non-denominational Dove World Outreach Center church in Florida was going to host an “International Burn A Koran Day” on September 11th. I had a chance to ask the pastor of that church, Dr. Terry D. Jones, a few questions and he gave me the [Read More...]

The Secular Coalition for America Announces Capitol Hill Scholars

The Secular Coalition for America has started its Capitol Hill Scholars program — a fantastic step to get young atheists and Humanists involved in national government. … Our goal is to encourage the best young minds within the secular community to work within the Washington, D.C. political system and establish a presence where federal policy [Read More...]

Christmas in July

– by Brittany Meyer It’s that time of year again — time to revamp the “religious winter holiday display on public property” debate. It’s a discussion that never seems to take a holiday of its own. This week, Leesburg, VA decided to decide and then decided to decide later whether holiday displays would be allowed [Read More...]

Breast Ironing in Cameroon

When I was a child, I remember hearing a myth that if I pushed down on my sister’s head, she wouldn’t grow taller. (She never liked when I acted on this hunch…) Of course, it made no sense. If people are going to grow, they’re going to grow. There’s really nothing I could do to [Read More...]