Barack Obama Should Not Become Honorary President of the Boy Scouts of America

Traditionally, the Boy Scouts of America ask the President of the United States to accept a role as the Honorary President of the organization. Every president since William Taft has accepted this title. The presidents have accepted this role despite the fact that the Boy Scouts actively discriminate against gays and atheists. If you call [Read More...]

Atheists Sue Over the Inauguration

***Update***: The lawsuit in question has undergone some revisions (including new plaintiffs). A few changes have been made since my original posting. You can read further commentary on this lawsuit at Daily Kos here and here. … Atheist Michael Newdow (of “Under God” fame) and several other atheists are suing government officials over the injection [Read More...]

Can You Help with a Colorado Lawsuit?

The Freedom From Religion Foundation could use the help of a Colorado citizen who has a child in the Cherry Creek School District in Denver. A brief background of the case: Last year, Cherry Creek Schools began promoting “40 Developmental Assets” — a program that would help students become “responsible and confident young adults.” That’s [Read More...]

Christian Right Group: Atheists Near Top of Grinch-o-Meter

The Christian Right group Culture and Media Institute has put out their list of the 2008 Worst Grinches (PDF). The winner: Playboy for putting out an issue in its Mexican edition with a seductive cover girl posed as the Virgin Mary: Yep. That one ruined Christmas for all Christians, I know. Runner up? The Freedom [Read More...]

You Are Wrong! You Are *So* Wrong!

This is just fun to watch. (Though it’s fun anytime someone yells at Bill O’Reilly — repeatedly — for being wrong.) Megyn Kelly defends the Freedom From Religion Foundation’s atheist plaque in Olympia, Washington: And while atheism is not a religion, Kelly is right that it must be treated as such. (via Atheist Media Blog) [Read more...]