Belmont University Pretends to Be More Inclusive

Belmont University’s women’s soccer coach Lisa Howe was fired from her job a couple months ago after she told her team she was expecting a child with her same-sex partner. It’s the sort of anti-gay bigotry we’ve all come to expect from the Christian world. But the backlash against school officials has been overwhelming. Earlier [Read More...]

Principal to Atheist Student: Why Are You Starting a Hate Group?

You want to know how important the Secular Student Alliance is? There’s an incredible testimonial on Reddit from a high school student in Oklahoma who wanted to begin an atheist group his junior year. After word about the group got out on Facebook, the student was called in to the principal’s office… … On my [Read More...]

A Christian Homework Assignment

I got an email from an atheist student attending a Christian college yesterday. She has to do the following assignment for a class: Read Peter Kreeft’s webpage ‘Twenty Arguments for the Existence of God‘… Evaluate arguments 6, 14, 16, 18, and 19 and select the one that you would feel most comfortable using when trying [Read More...]

The 2011 Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Cultural Humanism Goes to…

The “Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Cultural Humanism” is given out by the Harvard Secular Society on behalf of the Humanist Chaplaincy at Harvard and the American Humanist Association. The first year, the award went to Salman Rushdie. The second award went to lead singer of Bad Religion, Greg Graffin. The next went to Joss [Read More...]

Ten Commandments Go Up in Giles County (Virginia) Schools

When the Freedom From Religion Foundation heard that a display including the Ten Commandments was going up in Macy McClaugherty Elementary/Middle School in Giles County, Virginia, they sent the district Superintendent Terry E. Arbogast a letter explaining why this was illegal (PDF). The Ten Commandments are in a frame along with the U.S. Constitution… The [Read More...]