Dylan Galos Talks About His Nomadic Billboard

Ashley Paramore has a YouTube interview with Dylan Galos, the atheist whose billboard in Columbus, Ohio has been forced to move twice — it’s currently in its third location. I also had no idea there was a potential racial component to the issue before seeing this. There’s a lesson to be learned from whole controversy: [Read More…]

Atheist Bus Ads Back Up in Kelowna

For months now, there’s been an attempt to get a couple atheist bus ads up in Kelowna, British Columbia. Back in May, they were stolen from the bus yard. The city admitted it had no idea what happened, but the Centre For Inquiry would have to foot the bill for replacements. Well, CFI ponied up [Read More…]

NBC Apologizes Again for Omitting ‘Under God’ from Pledge of Allegiance

A few weeks ago, during the U.S. Open (golf) championship, NBC aired an introduction in which a slightly edited Pledge of Allegiance was said… As you can hear, the phrase “Under God, Indivisible” was omitted. Considering the word “indivisible” was also lost in the shuffle, it sounds to me like an honest mistake and not [Read More…]

Illinois Won’t Renew Adoption Contract with Discriminatory Catholic Charities

Now that civil unions are legal in Illinois, groups that receive public money cannot discriminate against gay couples. So when a few Catholic adoptions agencies were faced with the prospect of giving children to gay parents, they decided to shut down instead. In their view, only straight couples and single-people-who-are-not-cohabitating are worthy of being adoptive [Read More…]

Welcome to Patheos!

If you’re seeing this, then we’ve successfully migrated over! We’re still working on importing all the 200,000+ comments from the old site, so many of the comments from the previous week may be missing from their respective posts. The Friendly Atheist Forums will be up and running shortly! The official site URL is now http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/ [Read More…]