Pete Stark’s Message at the Reason Rally

Rep. Pete Stark (D-CA) — the only openly non-theistic member of Congress — was one of only two politicians who spoke (via video) at the Reason Rally. These were his comments: Best line (1:29): “I’ve noticed that, ironically, the more a member of Congress talks about religion, the less they do to help people.” (via [Read More…]

Videos of Richard Dawkins, Adam Savage, and Jessica Ahlquist at the Reason Rally

Mark Rosengarten took some great videos of speeches at the Reason Rally — these three in particular: Richard Dawkins: Adam Savage: Jessica Ahlquist: (Thanks to Graham for the link!) [Read more…]

Could Cecil Bothwell Become the Second Atheist Member of Congress?

It’s tough to get elected to Congress in general, much more so when you’re running as an independent. But that’s what Cecil Bothwell decided to do in North Carolina. The Asheville City Council member wanted to take on “Blue Dog” (conservative) Democrat Heath Shuler. Bothwell, as you might recall, is an out atheist. That fact [Read More…]

Filipino Freethinkers Host Their Third Forum

The Filipino Freethinkers are putting together an event on Sunday, April 1st called “R.S.S. (Reason, Science, and Secularism) Forum 2012.” It’s free to attend — just RSVP: [The event will] feature discussions on on the reproductive health bill, freedom of expression, LGBT (lesbian gay bisexual and transgender) rights, science and freedom of religion. “Public awareness [Read More…]

Rock Beyond Belief Happening on Saturday

Rock Beyond Belief is happening on Saturday, a one-of-a-kind event that honors atheists in the military. You would think this wouldn’t be controversial, but no doubt you’re still going to hear pushback against the very idea that godless people would ever risk their lives for a cause greater than themselves. Anyway, AronRa created this awesome [Read More…]


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