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The Freedom From Religion Foundation is suing the president and many others over making the National Day of Prayer a federal holiday. Here is the actual complaint (PDF). The national proclamation issued this year asked God’s blessings on our country and called for Americans to observe the day with appropriate programs, ceremonies and activities. Wisconsin [Read More...]

Words From a Former Fundamentalist

Dan Barker, the co-president of the Freedom From Religion Foundation, used to be a fundamentalist evangelical preacher. He writes all about it in his book Godless: How an Evangelical Preacher Became One of America’s Leading Atheists. In the latest Secular Student Alliance newsletter, he explains the mindset of a fundamentalist: It would be your lucky [Read More...]

American Atheists Names New President

After quite a bit of drama, American Atheists has chosen a new president: Dr. Ed Buckner. It’s a fantastic choice. I’ve met him once, a few years ago, at the Lake Hypatia advance (not a “retreat” — atheists don’t retreat) sponsored by the Freedom From Religion Foundation. He was a nice guy when I met [Read More...]

Insight into Sarah Palin’s Theology

Sarah Palin is a member of an Assembly of God church. Guess who just so happened to be a preacher in that denomination? Dan Barker, co-president of the Freedom From Religion Foundation. Well… before he went public as an atheist. He sheds some light on the theology of that church: Pentecostals are “gifted” people. Besides [Read More...]

How to Be an Atheist Activist

Vjack offers a solid list of steps anyone can take to become an atheist activist: Vote up good atheist-related material on Digg, Reddit, and/or StumbleUpon. This helps others find it. Take action on relevant action alerts you receive. This is typically as simply as making a phone call, signing an on-line petition, or sending a [Read More...]