Cranston School District Owes ACLU $173,000

That’s the amount of money the Rhode Island ACLU has billed the Cranston School District for their court costs. And they’re being generous: In a release, Steve Brown, executive director of the RIACLU, said the amount includes major discounts for hours of work by volunteer attorneys Lynette Labinger and Thomas Bender. He also said the [Read More…]

New York Times Editorial Supports Jessica Ahlquist

Today’s edition of the New York Times includes an editorial that defends Jessica Ahlquist‘s lawsuit: The anger and hatred directed at Ms. Ahlquist — she was called “an evil little thing” on talk radio by a Cranston state representative — helps explain why the judge, responding to her brave lawsuit, did his duty under the [Read More…]

African Americans for Humanism Reboots with a Huge Ad Campaign

Hats off to Debbie Goddard at the Center For Inquiry for rebooting African Americans for Humanism — just in time for Black History Month — with a new, welcoming website and an introductory video that just makes you want to hear more from the people speaking: The press release (PDF) explains the need for the [Read More…]

The Folks at Liberty Counsel Are Either Completely Oblivious or Awful Spin Doctors

By now, you’ve probably seen this hilarious attempt to preach abstinence… by way of a bear: That video, intended to promote the Day of Purity, was all over the blogosphere a couple of weeks ago. Everyone was mocking it. Even the Tosh.0 bloggers got in on the action: Taking stuffed animals on a date is [Read More…]

JT Eberhard Fires Up Activists in Alabama

I posted last week about an event hosted by the Southeastern Collegiate Atheist Alliance (SECAA) and Alabama Atheists & Agnostics (AAA), but the video of JT Eberhard‘s talk hadn’t gone up yet. Now, it’s up and you should watch it. If nothing else, listen to the first four minutes. JT makes some great points about [Read More…]