U.S. Appeals Court Rules That It Was Perfectly Fine for Illinois Politician to Give $20,000 to Christian Group

A couple of years ago, atheist Rob Sherman filed a lawsuit because Illinois legislators were giving $20,000 to the Friends of the Cross organization “for the purchase and installation of new exterior panels for the cross to replace existing panels that are missing, worn or rusted.” That’s the long way of saying the state was [Read More...]

Dave Silverman Interviews Edwina Rogers

Dave Silverman of American Atheists interviewed the controversial Executive Director of the Secular Coalition for America, Edwina Rogers, and he gets right into the issues people have been talking about online: Highlights: 7:29: Dave asks her to justify the Republican politicians she’s worked for: On social policies, they’re the “bad guys,” right?! Rogers acknowledges that [Read More...]

Thanks to One Woman’s Efforts, a Vermont Town Will No Longer Recite a Prayer at Its Annual Meeting

The town of Franklin, Vermont will no longer be saying prayers at their annual March meeting thanks to one courageous woman, Marilyn Hackett. Since 2000, the beginning of the annual meeting has included a Christian prayer like this one: Let us pray together. Lord, we thank you for this day as we come together as [Read More...]

GOP Spokesperson: ‘Let’s Hurl Some Acid at Those Female Democratic Senators’

Camels With Hammers has put up a powerful series of images of women who have been disfigured by acid in response to comments made on Facebook by Jay Townsend, spokesperson for Rep. Nan Hayworth (R-NY). Do not click through if you are squeamish. A spokesman for Rep. Nan Hayworth (R-N.Y.) is facing criticism after advocating [Read More...]

Richard Land Loses Radio Show After Trayvon Martin Comments

The Southern Baptist Convention’s Richard Land has landed himself in hot water for “racially insensitive” comments relating to the Trayvon Martin case, the teenager shot dead by a neighborhood watch volunteer in February. Land is the president of the Southern Baptist Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, a post he has held since 1988. Land is [Read More...]


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