Vermont Senate OKs Vaccination Bill

On Friday, the Vermont Senate passed a bill and sent it on to the House, ending the ability for parents to exempt their children from mandatory vaccinations before they enter school for philosophical reasons. The ability to exempt for religious reasons however remains in place. Not surprisingly, senators and state Health Department officials agreed that [Read More...]

In News That Won’t Surprise You, Kirk Cameron Said Something Stupid on TV

Kirk Cameron appeared on Piers Morgan last night to promote his “documentary” Monumental. But the focus was on his misguided beliefs, including the notion that homosexuality is immoral: MORGAN: What is your view of gay marriage? CAMERON: I feel like I just got imported into the Christine O’Donnell interview you did back in August. MORGAN: [Read More...]

The Year After the ‘Year of the Bible’

Wouldn’t it be great if the whole “Year of the BIble” resolution in Pennsylvania backfired…? (Cartoon by Celestia Ward, reprinted with permission of the Freethought Society) [Read more...]

City Employees in Mansfield, Ohio Will Get Paid for Attending Church on Good Friday

The city of Mansfield, Ohio is offering Christian government employees a pretty sweet deal (PDF): On Good Friday, in addition to their lunch break, employees can take an extra hour to go to church. Oh, and they’ll still get paid for that time. The Mid Ohio Atheists point out that if every employee made only [Read More...]

Georgia Lawmakers Want to Give Everyone ‘In God We Trust’ License Plate Stickers for Free

The state of Georgia cannot figure out what to do with the phrase “In God We Trust” when it comes to cars. First, they wanted people to vote on the state’s new license plates… but they “accidentally” tagged certain plates with the IGWT phrase. Because of that mistake, they conducted a revote. Then, State Sen. [Read More...]


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