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...]

Once Again, the American Cancer Society Mishandles the Atheist Donation Problem

Another article about how the American Cancer Society rejected the idea of the Foundation Beyond Belief’s nontheistic National Relay For Life teams. (Thanks, Greta Christina!) Another half-assed excuse-for-an-apology by the ACS that doesn’t even address the actual issue: I’m shocked by how horribly the ACS is handling this issue. It’s clear they’re just hoping no [Read More...]

Atheist Students Raise Money for Secular Adoption Agency

There’s good news in Illinois for those of us who support church/state separation. After our state passed the recent Civil Unions bill, state-funded adoption agencies (including religious ones) had to allow gay and lesbian couples to adopt children. Since Catholic Charities was more interested in advancing their form of bigotry instead of put children in [Read More...]

Let’s Raise $5,000 for Charity: Water

Here’s your feel-good story of the day: The Atheist Community of Tulsa was on a mission to raise $5,000 for Charity: Water (a non-profit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations) beginning in June… Millions are good without God. Are you? In Africa alone, people spend 40 billion hours every [Read More...]

American Cancer Society ‘Thwarted’ Atheists’ Fundraising Attempt, Says Religion News Service

The first mainstream media article is now up regarding how the American Cancer Society rejected a potential $500,000 from the Stiefel Freethought Foundation because it would have involved atheists doing the fundraising. You can read background on the story here, here, and here. The American Cancer Society has rejected an atheist group’s bid to field [Read More...]


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