God is Working with the UFOs

Here’s all you need to know about the clip: The reporter mentions the obvious cause of the smoke ring… and then proceeds to let this woman say it’s a UFO, thus making a fool of herself. The clip of the UFO investigator doesn’t help me take this newscast seriously, either. Thank you, CNN. That’s hard-hitting [Read More...]

Which Battles Should Atheists Fight?

The other day, I posted about a Police Officer’s Prayer that was popping up on several government websites. Comments were made about how that was not a battle atheists should be fighting. It was too small an issue to care about. It’s a similar argument to the one made when Michael Newdow took on the [Read More...]

The Flintstones Is Not a Documentary

It’s like I’ve always said: Pigs are Creationists. Thankfully, Goat is the voice of reason. I’m not sure if there’s an extended metaphor for that… (via Pearls Before Swine) [Read more...]

If You’re Not Forced to Read the Bible in Your Public School…

… then you ought to be celebrating. Today is the 46th anniversary of Abington School District v. Schempp, the Supreme Court case that declared school-sponsored Bible reading unconstitutional. (It was consolidated with another case, Murray v. Curlett.) Ellery Schempp, a plaintiff in the case, was in 11th grade at the time. You can read his [Read More...]

The Rise of the Secular Coalition for America

Over the weekend, I attended the biannual board meeting of the Secular Coalition for America. I began working with the SCA before our first director was hired, a few years ago. It’s incredible how far we’ve come in that time. We’re now getting one-on-one appointments with the White House staff and we’re included in White [Read More...]