Are There Pre-Marital Counselors for Atheists?

Reader Chas was ordained online to perform weddings and he’s done a few of them to this point. But, in an email, he asked about another aspect of marriage that I didn’t have an answer to: Our local county offers a discount on marriage license fees for people who go through about 12 hours of [Read More...]

16% of White Evangelical Christians Oppose Interracial Marriage

44 years after Loving v. Virginia ended interracial marriages bans across the country, there are still people who think marrying someone of a different race is a bad idea. And you’ll *never* guess which group is most against it: Christianity Today remarks on a Pew poll from February that shows White Evangelical Christians are the [Read More...]

The Results of an Atheist Sex Survey

What happens when 10,000 non-religious people take a survey about their sex lives — including people who were raised in one religion but later left it? Well, you get a treasure trove of data that’s never been analyzed before. Dr. Darrel W. Ray and student Amanda Brown sifted through tons of data and put together [Read More...]

Atheists Can Now Perform Wedding Ceremonies… in Tulsa, Oklahoma

If you’re getting married in Tulsa County, Oklahoma, it’s now legal to have an atheist conduct the ceremony! I know we have Humanist Celebrants who can do this already, but the Freedom From Religion Foundation has been approved as “the equivalent of an ordaining organization.” You don’t even need the Universal Life Church anymore… State [Read More...]

Ask Richard: Gay Atheist Insulted and Harassed by Three Family Members

Richard, I’ve been out as gay and atheist for quite a while now. I have a steady relationship with someone, and almost my entire family, which is entirely Catholic, has taken it in stride very well. However, my oldest sister and her husband and my grandfather are the complete opposite. They refuse to acknowledge my [Read More...]