One More Voice on Barack Obama’s Faith Based Initiatives Plan

Karen Frantz, the policy and advocacy associate at the American Humanist Association, weighs in on Barack Obama‘s plan to both expand and reign in George W. Bush‘s Faith Based Initiatives. First, what will Obama’s plan include? They were required to set up a separate 501(c)3 organization to receive federal funds. This prevented federal money from [Read More...]

Breaking News: Barack Obama Is Not the Antichrist

I know you’ve been wondering for a while now: Is Barack Obama the antichrist?! We finally get word that he, in fact, is not. From the authors of the Left Behind series, Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins: “I’ve gotten a lot of questions the last few weeks asking if Obama is the antichrist,” says [Read More...]

Has Your Local Atheist Group Been Doing Something Positive?

If your local atheist group has done something positive in the past year, you could win up to $600 from Atheist Alliance International as part of their 2008 Community Cooperation Award (CCA)! You do have to be listed in the Freethought Directory, though. If your group is not listed, just send an email here (and [Read More...]

Atheist Naming Ceremony on PBS Tonight

Tonight episode of Religion & Ethics Newsweekly on PBS will feature a segment on “Atheist Baby Naming.” Margaret Downey, president of Atheist Alliance International, will talk about how atheists celebrate the birth of a child. I didn’t know it took a full segment to explain the proper placement of newborns in a microwave, but that’s [Read More...]

Webster Cook Avoids Expulsion

Webster Cook, the University of Central Florida student who didn’t eat a communion wafer and seemingly opened the gates of hell in the process, was facing threats of expulsion from his school as a result. Webster’s friend Ben was also facing that penalty. Thankfully, the school found some sense: On Tuesday, a panel of four [Read More...]