Sam Harris Responds to Critiques of His Gun Article

After taking a stance in support of guns, Sam Harris has listened to the responses to his article (including Sean Faircloth‘s) and written an FAQ to respond to the most common criticisms he heard: [Read more…]

House GOP Lets Violence Against Women Act Die

Despite last minute efforts by Vice President Joe Biden, the Violence Against Women Act — a piece of legislation that ensures that victims of domestic violence receive the help and protection they need — has expired for the first time since 1994.

Why did conservatives — who are already on pretty shaky grounds when it comes to women’s rights — block this legislation? Here’s one theory: [Read more…]

American Atheists Looking to Hire a Public Relations Director

American Atheists is looking to hire a full-time Director of Public Relations to replace Teresa MacBain (who is leaving on good terms). [Read more…]

A Handy Guide to Sacramento’s Freethought Groups

If you have a local atheist group, you know that one of the old-school ways of communicating is to put out a newsletter to let members know what you’ve been up to and what the upcoming events are. It takes a lot of work to put together and it’s likely many people just toss the newsletter away (or delete it).

Several of the local atheist groups in Sacramento, California had the bright idea of putting together a joint newsletter (PDF) — since it’s not like a person can only join one group and so that not every group has to make a newsletter of its own. Smart idea and a long time coming. [Read more…]

If You’d Like to Help Create the Secular Coalition for Illinois…

The Secular Coalition for America is trying to begin a chapter in Illinois and they had limited participation the last time they had a call for those interested in building it. So they’re trying again this Saturday. If you want to help lead or volunteer with this organization, we need you to call in. All [Read More…]