Nativity Scenes on Public Property

Yesterday, I got an interesting email from a producer of a radio show asking if I could come on to talk about Nativity scenes on government property. Which radio show? The one hosted by former congressman Mark Foley… The guy who sexted with underage pages. He has a radio show now. It was strangely uneventful. [Read More...]

New York City Atheists Offer Meetings in Spanish

The New York City Atheists are trying to reach out to the local Spanish-speaking population by conducting services in their native language. The meetings are small right now, but they’re growing: [NYC Atheists president] Mr. [Ken] Bronstein said that the meetings were still relatively small, with about 15 members attending, but that there were around [Read More...]

How “Letting Go of God” is Truly a One-Woman Show

Julia Sweeney explains why the label “one-woman show” is a perfect way to describe Letting Go of God. Unlike her previous projects which had corporate backers and some creative input from other people, her show about atheism is hers all the way — right down to shipping the CDs and DVDs to Amazon warehouses. I [Read More...]

Should a Public School Principal Approach Churches for Financial Help?

David McCalla, the principal of (public) Albany High School in New York, wanted to purchase SMART Boards for all the classrooms in his building. (For those who don’t know what SMART Boards are, I use them in my math classrooms every day and *trust* me when I say they’re amazing. I’d be lost without them.) [Read More...]

Ask Richard: When is Religion at Work Acceptable or Improper?

Note: I have edited and paraphrased these two letters to protect the privacy of the writers, whose jobs might be jeopardized. I indicate where I have completely summarized with italics and parentheses. However, I have made every effort to preserve both the essence and the intentions of what was said. Dear Richard, I work for [Read More...]