A Couple Updates on the American Cancer Society Fiasco

No, the American Cancer Society still hasn’t come to its senses. They still refuse to recognize an atheist National Team. But at least the story is getting picked up by more media sources… The Young Turks covered it yesterday and they don’t hold back at all: Also, I taped an interview with Jon Grayson of [Read More...]

Relay For Life Controversy Discussed on Ask An Atheist Podcast

Todd Stiefel and I appeared on the Ask An Atheist podcast over the weekend to talk about the American Cancer Society’s rejection of an atheist National Relay For Life team. You can listen to the podcast here. Thanks to Sam, Mike, and Scott for helping publicize this story! [Read more...]

Atheists Doing Volunteer Work

I don’t have a better title for this. There’s just a lot of it going on lately. The Atheists, Humanists, & Agnostics (AHA!) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison cleaned up garbage on State Street on Sunday. Why? No special reason. They’re just that awesome and they knew no one else was stepping up to do [Read More...]

A Successful Humanist Community in Boston

Over at Harvard, Humanist chaplain Greg Epstein has been hosting a series of Sunday gatherings featuring talks and discussions: At a recent meeting, Epstein and his acolytes — they included students and people whose college years were far behind them — shared plastic chairs in the chaplain’s modest office suite. There was a guest speaker, [Read More...]

Foundation Beyond Belief Issues Statement About American Cancer Society Rebuff

For the first time since the story broke, the Foundation Beyond Belief’s Executive Director Dale McGowan has responded to the rejection from the American Cancer Society: It’s common practice for non-profits to decline support when they feel an association would result in a greater loss of support from other donors. Several such incidents have been [Read More...]


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