Poll Finds That Half of U.S. Believes Muslims Are “Anti-American”

If you had any doubt that GOP rhetoric is ushering in another era of McCarthyism, I present you with the fruit of their efforts.

On a day when the President visited a mosque and called for tolerance, the Pew Research Center released a new poll regarding Americans’ beliefs about Muslims in the country. What did they find?

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A Proposed “Religious Freedom” Bill in West Virginia Would Let Believers Avoid All Sorts of Laws

SB 11 is a religious freedom bill that was introduced by seven West Virginia Republican senators back in January. Under the proposed bill, only a “governmental interest of the highest magnitude that cannot otherwise be achieved without burdening the exercise of religion” would compel religious people to obey laws that violated their conscience.

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Kenya Denies Atheist Group’s Registration Request, Saying It Would Ruin “Peace” and “Welfare”

The last time we heard about Harrison Mumia and his group Atheists in Kenya, he was filing a lawsuit against his country for declaring the Pope’s visit a national holiday. (The lawsuit didn’t go anywhere.)

The reason he’s in the news now is perhaps even more serious: When Mumia tried to register his organization (kind of like applying for non-profit status), he was rejected. The reason? According to the registrar, Maria Nyariki, giving them official status will ruin the country:

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An Atheist Explains the Importance of Speaking with Believers on Your College Campus

I’ve posted a number of videos by Anthony Magnabosco on this site, in which he speaks to strangers about their religious beliefs for just few minutes and then deconstructs the whole conversation afterwards.

He recently spoke to a Secular Student Alliance affiliate in Texas about how students could conduct effective street epistemology:

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New Hampshire is Now the Least Religious State in the Country

Congratulations, New Hampshire! You have overtaken Vermont as the least religious state in the country.

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