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February 10, 2013
From Christian Broadcaster to Thinking Atheist: An Interview with Seth Andrews
Oklahoma, according to Seth Andrews, is known for two things: tornadoes and churches, and the...
February 04, 2013
Ask Richard: Atheist Teen Endures an Oppressive, Cultish Family
Note: Letter writers’ names are changed to protect their privacy. Dear Richard, I'm a 17...
January 29, 2013
Shades of Black Atheism #5: Baptist-Turned-Atheist, Nicome Taylor
Nicome Taylor is a California native, with a religious background rooted in the Baptist Church. Now...
January 21, 2013
Ask Richard: Asperger’s Syndrome Complicates Some Common Problems of Coming Out
A Plethora of Problems Dear Richard, I am a senior in high school, and, unknown...
January 10, 2013
Exclusive Excerpt: David G McAfee’s
The Guide to Coming Out as a Non-believer
This is an excerpt from Mom, Dad, I'm an Atheist: The Guide to Coming Out...
December 31, 2012
Ask Richard: Young Atheist Out to Religious Parents, But Not to Religious Friend
Note: Letter writers’ names are changed to protect their privacy. I'm a sophomore in high...
December 17, 2012
A Character on the ABC Sitcom ‘Malibu Country’ Came Out as an Atheist
There aren't too many atheist characters on television, but with the changing demographics in America,...
November 30, 2012
Transitioning from Minister to Atheist
Last month, the Arkansas Society of Freethinkers held a conference called Reason in the Rock...
November 10, 2012
Teresa MacBain: From Methodist Minister to Atheist Advocate
It would be fun to say that if Teresa hadn’t come along, we would have...
November 01, 2012
Once a Skeptic, Always a Skeptic
Seth Andrews tells a great story of Amanda, an atheist who was raised in a...
October 24, 2012
The Next Phase of the ‘We Are Atheism’ Project
Last year, my friends Adam Brown and Amanda Brown launched an "It Gets Better"-like campaign...
October 18, 2012
New Study Explores Anti-Atheist Discrimination
Atheists generally believe we have a good sense of the degree to which our group...
October 08, 2012
Ask Richard: A Happy Update to a Coming Out Story
What happens when a reader speaks with her mother about her atheism? After following Richard's...
September 30, 2012
Parents React to Atheism
... or just not going to church anymore. In their minds, it's all the same...
September 18, 2012
Gay British Actor: ‘There’s Nothing Worse Than Gay Parents’
So the saying goes: one step forward, two steps back. Or so it seems with...
September 13, 2012
Saying Goodbye to God
At the recent Ascent of Atheism Conference in Denver, Colorado, Seth Andrews (The Thinking Atheist)...
September 10, 2012
How to Come Out As an Atheist
Patrick Mitchell has written a lengthy guide to coming out as an atheist on his...
September 10, 2012
Ask Richard: Atheist’s Christian Father Poses Challenging Questions
Note: Letter writers’ names are changed to protect their privacy. Hi Hemant and Richard, My...
August 31, 2012
Albert Mohler Lashes Out Against the Clergy Project
Albert Mohler, president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, can't understand this whole "Clergy Project"...
August 27, 2012
Ask Richard: Pakistani Longs to Live Openly as an Atheist
Note: Letter writers’ names are changed to protect their privacy. Dear Richard, I am 32...
August 24, 2012
Shift Happens: Teresa MacBain Explains How She Left Her Faith
Teresa MacBain is one of the increasingly popular group of pastors-turned-atheists. She was the first...
August 22, 2012
Jerry DeWitt Featured in
New York Times
Preacher-turned-atheist Jerry DeWitt will be featured in the The New York Times Magazine this Sunday...
July 29, 2012
Catherine Dunphy Named New Executive Director of the Clergy Project
Now that Teresa MacBain is the Public Relations Director for American Atheists, the Clergy Project...
July 09, 2012
Ask Richard: Not Yet Out to Parents, Wants to Start an Atheist Club at School
Note: Letter writers’ names are changed to protect their privacy. Dear Richard, I'm an "in...
July 03, 2012
Congrats to Teresa MacBain!
Former pastor Teresa MacBain has been hired as the Public Relations Director for American Atheists!...
June 25, 2012
Ask Richard: Coming Out As Gay and Atheist to His Lebanese Family
Note: Letter writers’ names and some details might be changed to protect their privacy. Dear...
June 18, 2012
How Do You Tell Your Parents You Believe in God?
This week's PostSecret was Father's Day themed, and I thought I misread this one at...
June 18, 2012
Ask Richard: Atheist Teen Endures Mocking and Yelling from Parents
Note: Letter writers’ names are changed to protect their privacy. Richard, I am 16 years...
June 16, 2012
Former Pastor Mike Aus Speaks to Humanists of Houston
You might remember former pastor Mike Aus as the man who went public with his...
June 13, 2012
Ex-Pastors Are Helping Others Leave the Pulpit
CNN's Dan Merica has a great profile of Jerry DeWitt, a graduate of The Clergy...
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