Louisiana’s Voucher Program, Which Would Give Millions to Creationist Schools, Ruled Unconstitutional

Back in July, we learned that Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal passed a voucher plan would would give more than $11,000,000 of taxpayer money to private schools that teach Creationism. Their curriculums obviously wouldn’t meet the state‚Äôs science standards, either. You can read some of the curriculum excerpts from these schools here. [Read more…]

Indiana Court Upholds Ban on Secular Celebrants Who Want to Perform Weddings

According to Indiana Code 31-11-6-1, only a handful of people are allowed to perform a marriage: members of the clergy, churches themselves, a mayor, a city clerk… but not a Secular Celebrant or Humanist Celebrant. [Read more…]

Godless Billboards Go Up in Poland, a Country That is Predominantly Catholic

In a country where more than 90% of the population is Catholic — Pope John Paul II was born there — it’s a big deal when an atheist group puts up a billboard.

The Polish Association of Rationalists and a few other groups have put up two. [Read more…]

Daniel Dennett: ‘We Are Meaningmakers’

Philosopher Daniel Dennett is the author of the excellent book Breaking the Spell and he recently filmed a segment for Chris Johnson‘s multimedia book about atheists and what gives them joy and meaning in life. [Read more…]

Another Reason Not to Buy a Christmas Tree from the Boy Scouts

(via The Atheist Pig) [Read more…]