After Approving Prayer at Meetings, NC School Board Wants to “Get Back to the Business of Education”

Last month, when more than a dozen candidates were in a battle for five spots on the Cleveland County Board of Education in North Carolina, we learned that all of them wanted prayer at school board meetings.

On Monday, they voted to include those prayers at meetings. The weird thing is that they now want to put this issue behind them and refocus on education, as if it was ever okay to put education on the back burner.

[Read more…]

Georgia’s Lt. Governor Trashes “Extreme Atheists” in Fundraising Letter for Gubernatorial Campaign

Georgia Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle is making a pitch for why he should be Governor in 2018 by throwing atheists under the bus.

A fundraising letter sent by Cagle and obtained by the Atlanta Journal Constitution is stamped with the line, “Don’t Let Atheists Ban Georgia’s Football Chaplains.”

[Read more…]

After Islamic Center Labeled “Radical,” Local Humanists Reach Out in a Gesture of Friendship

After the Daily Caller News Foundation posted a map of supposed “radical mosques” in the U.S., it wasn’t long before threats were made against them.

For example, the Pullman Islamic Center in Washington ended up on the list…

[Read more…]

Cristin Padgett is Running for Texas State House and She’s Not Hiding Her Atheism

Over the summer, Texas State Rep. Scott Turner, a Republican, announced that he would not be running for re-election next year, leaving a vacancy in House District 33 (which includes the cities of Frisco and Rockwall).

Cristin Padgett, a Democrat, wants that seat. And before anyone can “out” her, she’s coming right out and letting everyone know she’s an atheist:

[Read more…]

Australian Prime Minister Irresponsibly Blames Paris Attacks on “Godless” Terrorists

Following the terror attacks in Paris, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull was quick to describe who the real enemies were.

Unfortunately, he’s so afraid of linking these terrorists to Islam that he’s instead heading in the complete opposite direction.

[Read more…]