The Christianity Epidemic in the Van Buren School District

If I were a parent in the Van Buren School District in Arkansas, I’d be worried about the education my kids were getting. Certain faculty members and administrators alike don’t know how to keep their religion to themselves when they’re on duty. Check out what Van Buren High School Principal Becky Guthrie sent out to [Read More…]

Guess Who’s Coming to ReasonFest?

Next Friday and Saturday, the Society of Open-Minded Atheists & Agnostics at the University of Kansas will be hosting ReasonFest. Speakers include Annie Laurie Gaylor, Dan Barker, Darrel Ray, and James Underdown. Not a bad lineup for a student-run event! I’ll also be giving a talk on Saturday afternoon. I hear there will be some [Read More…]

Improving Diversity in the Atheist Movement

During the recent American Humanist Association conference in Boston, the Secular Student Alliance held a “Leadership Track” for students. One of the talks was on “Diversity in the Atheist Movement” and it featured Jen McCreight, Debbie Goddard, and Greta Christina — which is a female-friendly Holy Trinity of Heathens. Each of the women brings a [Read More…]

Ask Richard: My Younger Brother is Planning to Attend Bible College.

Note: Letter writers’ names are changed to protect their privacy. One of my little brothers is graduating high school this year and has been trying to figure out which school to attend. I’ve been trying to persuade him to leave this small town and go experience college life somewhere else. I just heard from my [Read More…]

The Challenges of Starting a High School Atheist Group

JT Eberhard is a Campus Organizer and High School Specialist for the Secular Student Alliance. He recently gave a talk at the American Humanist Association conference about the unique challenges facing high school atheists. It’s an incredible talk — JT’s a fantastic public speaker (and he’s available to speak to your group! And he wants [Read More…]