How Have the ‘Nones’ Voted Over the Past 30 Years?

Researcher Juhem Navarro-Rivera of the Public Religion Research Institute has put together a graphic showing how the religiously unaffiliated have voted since 1980: [Read more…]

Why the IRS Isn’t Going After Candidate-Endorsing Churches

Last week, I posted about this church sign at Leakey, Texas’ The Church in the Valley and wondered why the IRS wasn’t doing anything about it — or the whole “Pulpit Freedom Sunday” idea, for that matter: [Read more…]

Celebrate Carl Sagan Day in Chicago!

Last year, freethought groups in Chicago came together to celebrate Carl Sagan Day. This year,  it’s happening again! On November 1st, skeptics and science-enthusiasts alike are coming together to celebrate Sagan’s life and legacy. [Read more…]

Atheist Group Told They Cannot Change Their Name to Reach Out to Ex-Muslims

Earlier this week, the London School of Economics’ Atheist, Secularist and Humanist Society voted to change their name to the Atheist Secularists Humanists & Ex-Muslims Society. Besides giving them a nice acronym (ASHES), it spoke to a specific demographic that could use some outreach from our community: Ex-Muslims. [Read more…]

Massachusetts Supreme Court Will Hear Case to Stop Reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in Public Schools

Back in 2010, the American Humanist Association’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center and Dave Niose (a lawyer and author of Nonbeliever Nation) filed a lawsuit on behalf of a family whose children attended schools in the Acton-Boxborough School District (in Massachusetts). The issue was that the children — ages 13, 11, and 9 — had to say “Under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance and that went against their family’s beliefs. (The names of the family members have been kept anonymous, presumably so that they’re not directly harassed by Christians.) [Read more…]