Building a Relationship With the White House

Jesse Galef recently spoke at the Secular Student Alliance’s 2010 New England Leadership Summit about that meeting between atheists and the White House. If you want to hear the details of the event, what was discussed (as far as Jesse is allowed to tell), and how we can continue this line of communication, this is [Read More…]

Off to Los Angeles

I’m flying to Los Angeles tonight, meeting up with my sister who’s driving in from Arizona, and speaking at UCLA Friday night! You’re coming, right? Excellent. (Down side: There’s no hotel Internet in LA from what I hear so posts will be minimal. But if you want updates — and you *know* you do — [Read More…]

Christian Columnist: Why is Church-State Separation So Hard to Understand?

Sam Venable is a Christian and a columnist for the Knoxville News Sentinel in East Tennessee. Recently, Americans United for Separation of Church and State threatened a lawsuit because nearby “Sevier County Commission’s long-standing habit of starting each meeting with the Lord’s Prayer is illegal.” Obviously, that’s correct. That’s religion seeping into the government and [Read More…]

James Randi Speaks at TED

A fantastic video of James Randi speaking at the 2007 TED conference has just been posted. Even if you know about JREF and the Million Dollar Challenge, this is a wonderful talk to watch: [Read more…]

Sarah Palin Says We’re a Christian Nation — She’s Wrong

At this point, if Sarah Palin told me it was ok to cross the street, I’d be double checking every direction. You just have to believe the opposite of whatever she says. So when she spoke at the recent “Women of Joy” conference, she said exactly what you would expect her to say: a lie. [Read More…]