In the South, Jewish Students Have to Deal with Excessive Christian Proselytizing

The (excellently-named) website Jews On First has a lengthy piece on how Jewish students in the South suffer at the hands of overzealous Christian proselytizers in public schools: One parent relates how his son would eat breakfast in the school cafeteria when a group of athletes would come in and “perform” for the students. “They [Read More…]

Why Aren’t the Democrats Reaching Out to Secular Americans?

Two charts stand out from the Public Religion Research Institute’s latest report (PDF) about the Millennial generation (ages 18-25) and their voting habits. And while the media coverage of the report focuses mostly on the race issues, the religious aspects of it are fascinating in their own right. The first chart isn’t surprising at all [Read More…]

Washington Post’s Sally Quinn: American Citizenship Requires Belief in God

What is Sally Quinn thinking? She wrote a piece for the Washington Post offering her take on the Presidential debate. Had she said the following, I probably would have agreed with her: “Mitt Romney made several references to God during the debate and President Obama didn’t. Whether you like it or not, if you want [Read More…]

Support the Light the Night Campaign!

The Light the Night walks are already happening and Foundation Beyond Belief and our members are making our last pushes to raise $1,000,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. No matter where you are in the country, you can check out the list of teams here. In fact, there are some great incentives for anyone [Read More…]

The Rebirth of a Podcast for Secular Parents

Last year, a podcast directed at secular parents went off the air. But original host Colin Thornton and new co-host Noelle George are restarting Parenting Within Reason and this time they’re going all out: The initial return show will feature a discussion with Dale McGowan, author of Parenting Beyond Belief and Raising Freethinkers, and Julia [Read More…]