In Response to Religious Displays, Atheists Put Up Winter Solstice Sign in Niles, IL

This is a Nativity scene on government property in Niles, IL:

There’s also a menorah there (See? Inclusion!)… but that’s it. [Read more...]

When a Church Partners with a Public School to Raise Money for a Christian Charity, an Atheist Steps In

Over the past six years, students in Hawaii’s Moanalua High School orchestra have raised over $200,000 for charity through a holiday concert. This year, they were set to raise $30,000 to help American doctors travel to Africa so they could “help the poorest of residents — some who have never seen a doctor — with urgent medical and dental needs.” [Read more...]

Susan Jacoby Resurrects the Legacy of Robert Ingersoll

In the cover story for the latest American Scholar, Susan Jacoby pens a truly enlightening look back at the impact of “the Great Agnostic” Robert Green Ingersoll, leading light of what she calls “the golden age of freethought.” [Read more...]

Fare Thee Well, Spiritual Warrior Jim DeMint

Jim DeMint, heralded for a time by political pundits as the most powerful member of the U.S. Senate, shocked even his own staff yesterday when he announced that he’ll relinquish his seat next month to become president of the Heritage Foundation, the preeminent Washington, D.C. think tank for social conservatives. There are a few things worth unpacking about this development. [Read more...]

Mexican Court Says Same-Sex Marriage Ban is Unconstitutional

In a lawsuit filed by three same-sex couples against the state of Oaxaca, Mexico’s Supreme Court unanimously agreed that a state law stating that “one of the purposes of marriage is the perpetuation of the species” is unconstitutional. [Read more...]


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