Kentucky Republicans Are Trying to Ruin Science Education

This is David Givens: “I would hope that creationism is presented as a theory in the classroom, in a science classroom, alongside evolution.” … “I think we are very committed to being able to take Kentucky students and put them on a report card beside students across the nation,” Givens said. “We’re simply saying to [Read More...]

FFRF Loses Challenge to Stop Arizona Day of Prayer

Back in January, FFRF sued Arizona Governor Jan Brewer to stop her from holding another Day of Prayer (PDF). The problem with suing on principle — “It’s unconstitutional” — is that courts don’t always care. They want to know if you’ve been injured in some way. That’s why it’s so hard to get “Under God” removed [Read More...]

American Atheists Billboards Go After Presidential Candidates’ Faith

American Atheists just put up two new billboards that go after President Obama‘s Christianity and Mitt Romney‘s Mormonism (though they never mention the candidates by name): The billboards will be located in Charlotte, NC, where the Democratic National Convention will be held, September 3 – 6, 2012. All companies contacted in Tampa, Florida, where the [Read More...]

Defending Secularism in the 2012 Presidential Election: We Have a Long Way to Go

This is an article by Ed Buckner and Michael Buckner. It appears in the 2nd/3rd Quarter 2012 issue of American Atheist Magazine. American Atheist is available at Barnes & Noble and Book World bookstores in the US and Chapters Indigo bookstore in Canada. You can subscribe to the magazine by clicking here. Note: Footnotes/citations were [Read More...]

Paul Ryan: ‘Our Rights Come From Nature and God, Not from Government’

Mitt Romney‘s pick for VP has wasted no time in appealing to religious conservatives. Vice-presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan had some bold things to say in his acceptance speech Saturday about where exactly we Americans get our rights: “Our rights come from nature and God, not from government. That’s who we are. That’s how we built [Read More...]


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