Illinois State Senator Kimberly Lightford Nailed by Rob Sherman

Sen. Kimberly Lightford (D-Maywood) is the moron who sponsored the Mandatory Moment of Silence bill in the Illinois Senate. Thankfully, that bill is on its way to being a Voluntary Moment of Silent Reflection. Lightford was on a panel with atheist activist Rob Sherman on the local show Chicago Tonight on Thursday. First, a brief [Read More...]

PZ Kicked Out of Anti-Evolution Movie; Richard Dawkins Allowed In

Just in case you hadn’t read it yet, check out PZ Myers‘ hilarious story of trying to see the Expelled movie screening with his family… and Richard Dawkins. Here is the postscript to the story with some more details. [tags]atheist, atheism[/tags] [Read more...]

Someone at This Newspaper Has a Sense of Humor…

Thanks go to Reed for this one: I say this was a response to the strategically-placed sticker on Christopher Hitchens’ book. [tags]atheist, atheism[/tags] [Read more...]

Why Do Christians Pick on Atheists?

A best of Craigslist posting asks why Christians attack atheists “while strangely choosing to ignore all other brands of non-Christians.” The writer speculates: These people aren’t attacking all non-Christians because they can at least personally identify with somebody else’s belief; regardless of whether or not they agree with it. They are allies in the same [Read More...]

Atheist Student Group Called “Dangerous”

At many college campuses, student groups receive money from their schools by submitting a grant proposal and/or making a presentation to a committee of students and staff. The University of South Florida’s Atheist Student Alliance requested $1171.30 (for “food for meet-and-greets, Bull Market booths, meetings and guest lectures”). Those are typical needs for any campus [Read More...]