Utah Pays Nearly $400,000 to Settle Road Crosses Case

A couple of months ago, we found out that the Supreme Court had refused to hear a case in which Highway Patrol Officers in Utah were putting up 12-foot-tall Christian Crosses in honor of fallen comrades. That meant the atheists were victorious since they had won their appeal. While the state paid only $1 to [Read More...]

Anonymous Woman Suing City Over Prayers Reveals Her Identity

Last week, I mentioned how the Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors in Virginia began each meeting with a prayer to Jesus Christ. An anonymous woman had sued the city in response — but a judge ruled that the only way for the lawsuit to proceed was if she revealed her identity. In a country where [Read More...]

Virginia’s House Gearing Up to ‘Probe’ Women Who Want Abortions

The Virginia House passed a bill 63-36 requiring that women who wish to have an abortion must submit to a “transvaginal ultrasound.” This would be a mandatory procedure and women would not have the right/freedom to refuse. The ultrasound legislation would constitute an unprecedented government mandate to insert vaginal ultrasonic probes into women as part [Read More...]

Support for Evolution Education Comes from a Surprising Source

Even though the Indiana Creationism Bill has been effectively killed (for now), there’s still a anti-evolution bill pending in New Hampshire. Thankfully, someone testified against it in front of the House Education Committee yesterday: “It would be a blow to our educational system, which is already in a bad state,” he said. “If evolution was [Read More...]

Attack of the Theocrats!: A Review and an Interview with Author Sean Faircloth

This past October, while attending the TX Freethought Convention, I had the opportunity to hear Sean Faircloth speak. Directly following his presentation, I ventured to the bookstore and purchased his first book, Attack of the Theocrats! How the Religious Right Harms Us All — and What We Can Do About It (which is officially released [Read More...]


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