Doctors in the UK Can Be Fired For Not Doing Their Jobs!

Ah the good ole United Kingdom. Those crazy kids are at it again! They are working on medical guidelines (PDF) that prevent doctors from discriminating against their patients!  Here is part of the new draft, and it looks nothing like what we’re used to seeing in America: You may have a conscientious objection to providing contraception. [Read More…]

Christian Parody of Atheist Ad Ranked #4 Most-Complained-About Ad of All Time, Says UK Watchdog Group

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Advertising Standards Authority in the UK, the ASA released a list of the most “complained-about ads of all time.” Not making it into the Top Ten list: The Ariane-Sherine-inspired ad that began the worldwide atheist billboard barrage: Taking the #4 spot on the list: The response ad put [Read More…]

An Interview About the Future of the Harvard Humanist Chaplaincy

The Humanist Community at Harvard — headed by Greg Epstein, with Chris Stedman serving as Interfaith and Community Service Fellow — is about to undergo some big changes. Not only are some new hires coming from Secular Student Alliance affiliate groups, a brand new community is being created at Stanford University headed by Jonathan Figdor [Read More…]

South Carolina Superintendent Chooses To Go Forward with High School Graduation Prayer

Last week, Max Nielson contacted the Freedom From Religion Foundation to file a complaint against Irmo High School in Columbia, South Carolina. Irmo has a long standing tradition on holding a vote among the seniors as to whether or not to have a prayer during the graduation ceremony. The school district ignored the cease and [Read More…]

160 Afghan Girls Poisoned By Taliban For Going to School

CNN is reporting that 160 Afghan girls fell victim to apparent poisoning at their school. Their classrooms might have been sprayed with a toxic material before the girls entered, police spokesman Khalilullah Aseer said. He blamed the Taliban. And the footage above is actually from when the same thing happened the previous week. “The Afghan [Read More…]