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...]

Michigan Senate Says It’s OK To Bully If It’s In the Name of Jesus

Democrats in Michigan wanted to pass anti-bullying legislation but Republicans — much like they do in Congress — acted as obstructionists. Instead of stopping the bill outright, though, they made the bill completely useless: This year, Republicans only agreed to consider an anti-bullying measure that did not require school districts to report bullying incidents, did [Read More...]

Does the Black Community Need God?

Usually, when a campus atheist group wants to hold a debate that’ll bring in a huge audience, it’ll revolve around the question, “Does God Exist?” That’s a time-tested topic about which everyone has an opinion and, if you’re going to go through all the work of setting up a big debate, you might as well [Read More...]


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