Should You Be Able to Purchase Religious Foods with Food Stamps?

As it turns out, stores that accept food stamps can be disqualified from participating in the food stamp program if they violate certain regulations, such as accepting food stamps as payment for ineligible goods like cigarettes. If this disqualification would cause “hardship” to the food stamp customers, however, store owners might be charged a fine [Read More…]

Where Are the Atheist Chaplains in the Military?

Yesterday, NPR covered the “Why are there no chaplains for atheists in the military?” story: Military chaplains, most of whom are Protestant Christians, are assigned many secular advising duties, including marriage, family and suicide counseling, Torpy tells weekends on All Things Considered guest host Rachel Martin. They touch so many parts of service members’ lives, [Read More…]

Reddit Atheists Have Raised Nearly $200,000 for Doctors Without Borders

Reddit Atheists are on a roll with their fundraising for Doctors Without Borders over the past couple of days — several users offered to donate a few cents (or more) for every “Upvote” given to them: Granted, some of those links are fake (thanks, 4chan), many are genuine. And all together, they’re close to their [Read More…]

Atheist Banner Rejected from Ellwood City Municipal Building, While Nativity Scene Stays

It was bad enough last year when the Ellwood City Municipal Building allowed a nativity scene out front without any other holiday displays to buffer it. It was an outright endorsement of Christianity. After complaints last year from groups like the Freedom From Religion Foundation, Mayor Anthony Court opened the door to displays from non-Christian [Read More…]

After College Christian Group Forces Gay Treasurer to Resign, University of Buffalo Suspends Them

Steven Jackson, a sophomore at the University of Buffalo is gay. He’s also the treasurer for his college’s Intervarsity Christian Fellowship group. When staffers and board members found out Jackson was gay, they told him he needed to step down from his leadership position. Not because he’s gay. No. Of course not. Christians *love* gay [Read More…]