Atheism is a Civil Rights Issue

The Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR) is “the nation’s premier civil rights coalition” and “has coordinated the national legislative campaign on behalf of every major civil rights law since 1957.” They have now admitted the Secular Coalition for America into their ranks. This is a big deal. It’s an acknowledgment that the rights of [Read More...]

Forget “Merry Christmas”

Jeopardy!‘s Ken Jennings second guessed himself saying “Merry Christmas” today: At the store this morning, I was appalled to feel deeply conflicted saying “Merry Christmas” to the cashier. I was suddenly seized by the suspicion that it’s starting to be impossible to wish someone merry Christmas without sounding like a good ideological soldier. I love [Read More...]

We Won!… And By Won, I Mean Finished in Last

The latest Gallup Poll is in. The Economist graphic below tells the story: That’s slightly below 50% who would vote for a qualified atheist candidate. No real change since last time… [tags]atheist, atheism, gay, homosexual[/tags] [Read more...]

Pro-Atheist Exhibit in Colorado Library

The Western Colorado Atheists recently put up a pro-atheist display in a local library. Basically, it explained some basic facts and cleared some misconceptions about atheism. You can see the posters that they created here (PDF). Seems pretty innocuous. But this is Colorado… There was an editorial in the Grand Junction Sentinel newspaper a couple [Read More...]

The Humanist Identity Project Email

The American Humanist Association seems to be taking a page out of the Richard Dawkins’ Foundation’s OUT Campaign playbook. They’ve started the “Humanist Identity Project.” As this email I received (kind of like a chain letter sans the superstition) says: THE HUMANIST IDENTITY EMAIL I’m not going to suggest that forwarding this email to five [Read More...]