Updates on FloristGate

The backstory is here. A few updates since then: The Freedom From Religion Foundation let all the florists know that Jessica Ahlquist was “under the public eye” so they would need to show identification when they delivered the flowers to her door. I don’t know if that warning was necessary — did the florists really [Read More…]

FFRF Creates a New Scholarship for Brave Atheists

The Freedom From Religion Foundation just announced the creation of the “Atheists in Foxholes Support Fund.” The fund will offer scholarships and help to “persons who exhibit bravery in furthering the cause and experience hardship because of that stand.” Take a wild guess at the first (and very deserving) recipient: The Foundation announced today its [Read More…]

Cranston Florists Don’t Want to Do Business With Atheists

***Update***: There’s now a Facebook group called “I Don’t Stand with the Cranston Florists.” Join it! … So now even the florists in Rhode Island are avoiding Jessica Ahlquist? [Freedom From Religion Foundation] President Annie Laurie Gaylor, wishing to send a bouquet of roses to congratulate Jessica, contacted a shop based in Madison, Wis., to [Read More…]

Atheists in Austin Help the Homeless

Joe Zamecki and fellow atheists in Austin, Texas have been helping the homeless a number of times over the past few years. During their 34th giveaway this past weekend, a news crew from Your News Now (YNN) documented the experience and you can see the report up at their site. In the meantime, this is [Read More…]

Jessica Ahlquist Answers Your Questions (and Other Updates)

Jessica Ahlquist, who now has the best YouTube screenname ever, answered a number of questions in a video for Reddit: In case you’re wondering, there has been some follow-up about the threats being made against her: The school district’s operating officer, Ray Votto Jr., told The Providence Journal… that a student faced internal discipline, typically [Read More…]