The Governor of Rhode Island Celebrates a ‘Holiday Tree’ and a Christian Group is Pissed Off

Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee caused controversy last year when he failed to treat Christians with the privilege they think they deserve: [Read more...]

Pastafarian Tells Local Officials That She Wants Her Religion Represented in the Public Square

In 2010, the Chester County Commissioners (in Pennsylvania) passed a resolution allowing them to control what displays are put in front of the Chester County Courthouse. Essentially, they decided the best option was a display featuring Santa, a sleigh with gifts, candy canes, and the like. [Read more...]

Bill O’Reilly: ‘Christianity is Not a Religion; It’s a Philosophy’

Earlier tonight, our friend and American Atheists President Dave Silverman appeared on The O’Reilly Factor to discuss — what else? — the War on Christmas. [Read more...]

Kansas Mayor: We Would Have Kept the Cross on Our City Seal, but We Knew We Would Lose the Legal Battle

Back in September, the Freedom From Religion Foundation wrote to the town’s mayor, Daniel Friesen, politely urging the city (PDF) to discontinue its use of the seal: [Read more...]

Loudoun County Official Calls Atheists ‘Terrorists’ for Supporting Church/State Separation

Last year, there were nine holiday displays in front of the Loudoun County, Virginia courthouse. They were a mixture of Christian and non-Christian displays — mostly non-Christians ones, surprisingly. Some of the controversy stemmed from the fact that the first nine applicants were all approved, and that included a Christian display featuring a crucified Santa Claus. Good times. [Read more...]


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