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...]

Dave Silverman Appears on FOX To Discuss ‘Inflammatory’ HuffPo Article

I love it when Dave Silverman appears on FOX News Channel. He was invited on there today, along with religion advocate Sandy Rios, to discuss a recent piece bashing Catholicism on Huffington Post. The substance of that conversation isn’t all that interesting, but you have to love the way Dave uses his “last word” (starting [Read More...]

After Atheists Put Up Holiday Displays, City May Ban the Practice Altogether

Remember when officials in Santa Monica, California decided to use a lottery to determine who would get to put up a holiday display in the 21 available spots? Atheists won 18 of the spaces (though they only used 3 of them): (I know it looks freaky with the chain-link fencing and all that but that [Read More...]


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