No, You Can’t Have a Formal Prayer Before the Meal

Senior citizens at the Ed Young Senior Citizens Center near Savannah, Georgia receive reduced-price meals partly paid for with federal money. Because of that, they’re being told they can’t pray before meals: … Senior Citizens Inc. officials said Friday the meals they are contracted by the city to provide to Ed Young visitors are mostly [Read More...]

Is This Too Over the Top for an Atheist?

Doug Stewart lives in Louisiana and he’s wondering if his “godless evangelism” has gone too far. He’s very proud of being an atheist and he wants to share that with anyone willing to listen. (You might recall how Doug had previously held pro-atheist signs during Mardi Gras.) This time, Doug is being a little more [Read More...]

Alabama Gubernatorial Candidate Attacked for Supporting Science

Bradley Byrne is a former Democrat, current Republican, running to become Governor of Alabama. His background includes degrees from Duke and the University of Alabama — he even served as Chancellor of Alabama’s community colleges — so you would think he has a decent head on his shoulders. He’s currently the subject of a rather [Read More...]

Eboo Patel and “You People?”

by Jesse Galef – I have quite a lot to say on the subject of drawing Muhammad.  At my day job as Communications Director for the Secular Student Alliance I’m watching the recent developments closely, and on a personal level I feel passionately about the issues of free speech, respect, and taboos. But I won’t [Read More...]

It’s Just a Muhammad Drawing. Relax.

Lars Vilks is a Swedish artist who was at the center of controversy in 2007 because he drew the Islamic prophet Muhammad with a dog’s body. Yeah… I’m not impressed by it even as a work of art. But it still managed to piss off Muslims. Vilks said a couple months ago that he “had [Read More...]