Secular Groups Issue Report on Anti-Atheist Discrimination Around the World

Back in August, five secular organizations — the American Humanist Association, Center for Inquiry, International Humanist and Ethical Union, Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science, and Secular Coalition for America — met with the U.S. Department of State’s Office of International Religious Freedom. At the meeting, they presented a report on instances of anti-atheist [Read More...]

As if You Needed Another Reason to Celebrate Blasphemy Rights’ Day

After the upheaval in the Muslim world over the (terribly put together) “Innocence of Muslims” video, it looks like there will be a strong push in the United Nations to criminalize blasphemy (in case you didn’t have enough of a reason to celebrate for International Blasphemy Rights’ Day next Sunday).   Protesters have ignored the United States [Read More...]

Bill Maher Promotes the Secular Student Alliance

This is quite an endorsement for the Secular Student Alliance, courtesy of the Real Time with Bill Maher blog: A group called the Secular Student Alliance is starting to get requests from teens who want to start atheist clubs at their high schools. These are kids who happen to believe that life can be lived [Read More...]

Openly Bisexual Nontheist Kyrsten Sinema Is Winning Her Democratic Primary Race for Congress

***Update 1***: Sinema has won the primary! More updates below. If you want to support her, donate to her campaign! … Arizona State Senator Kyrsten Sinema — an openly bisexual nontheist — appears to be winning her Democratic primary in the state’s 9th Congressional district: Sinema has received an award from the Center for Inquiry [Read More...]

Are Monotheistic Religions More Violent?

The Ottawa Citizen runs a feature each week called “Ask the Religion Experts.” Representatives from religious (and non-religious) backgrounds are invited to comment on general religion-related question. (So, in other words, there’s one expert.) This week’s question: Are monotheistic religions more prone to violence? You get a lot of No, Jesus Christ calls us to [Read More...]


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