NOVA Documentary About the Evolution vs. Intelligent Design Trial Now on YouTube

If you never had a chance to watch the brilliant NOVA episode “Judgment Day” about the trial over Intelligent Design and Creationism in Dover, Pennsylvania, it’s now up on YouTube as one feature-length movie (and not just little snippets on PBS). Make time to watch this: (via Why Evolution is True) [Read more...]

How Do You Stop a Graduation Prayer at a Public University?

When the University of Georgia in Athens holds its graduations (about three a year), they have someone recite a prayer at the ceremony. It’s always a “sectarian” prayer that leans Christian — kind of like all those “non-denominational” prayers people recite before so many city council meetings… The UGAtheists are trying to put a stop [Read More...]

Michigan Takes Small Steps Toward a Better Anti-Bullying Law

After Republican state senators in Michigan changed an anti-bullying law to allow bullying if it was due to a “sincerely held religious belief or moral conviction,” there was an uproar from state Democrats, GLBT students and allies, atheists, progressives, anyone with a heart… basically, everyone except those Republican state senators. It appears to be making [Read More...]

Memo to FFRF: I Found a New Batch of Lawyers for You

I don’t know how this data was acquired other than saying it was a self-reported study, but since it got Jordan Lorence of the Alliance Defense Fund all worked up, it must be worth talking about. It turns out that, on the whole, atheists and agnostics make up the largest percentage of current Yale Law [Read More...]

Religious Schools May Stop Atheist Groups, but They Can’t Stop Atheist Students

Kimberly Winston of the Religion News Service shines an important spotlight on religiously-affiliated colleges who refuse to give recognition to campus atheist groups. Take, for example, the University of Dayton (in Ohio), a private Roman Catholic school: Late one night over pizza, University of Dayton students Branden King and Nick Haynes discovered neither of them [Read More...]