Nat Hentoff, an Anti-Abortion Atheist and Free Speech Advocate, Has Died at Age 91

Nat Hentoff, a longtime columnist for the Village Voice, the Wall Street Journal, and the secular publication Free Inquiry (among many, many others) died yesterday of natural causes at the age of 91. He was a long-time advocate for free speech, fought the death penalty, and was (to the surprise of many liberals) anti-abortion on philosophical grounds.

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The SC Dept. of Public Safety Will No Longer Send Christian Propaganda to Grieving Citizens

Just days after a Humanist group sent a letter to South Carolina’s Department of Public Safety, telling them to stop sending Christian propaganda to grieving residents, state officials say they will end the practice.

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The SC Dept. of Public Safety Sent a Grieving Atheist a Book Urging Her to Follow Christ

After a woman’s father was killed in a car crash, the South Carolina Department of Public Safety sent her a book telling her to put her faith in the Christian God. It’s not just incredibly insensitive to tell an atheist woman she’s grieving the wrong way, it’s a violation of the law.

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This Profile of Bart Campolo Shows How the Best Parts of Religion Can Still Work Without God

This weekend’s New York Times Magazine will include a wonderful story by journalist Mark Oppenheimer about Bart Campolo, the Humanist chaplain whose father is an evangelical Christian icon. The story went online earlier today and it’s a must-read.

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Franklin Graham: Carrie Fisher and George Michael Are in Hell (Unless They Accepted Jesus)

Professional killjoy and Christian evangelist Franklin Graham wants you to know that Carrie Fisher and George Michael are burning in Hell right now. That is, unless they accepted Jesus on their deathbeds.

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