An Interview with Jack Wu, the Westboro Baptist Church Member Running for Kansas State School Board

The common wisdom about the “God Hates Fags”-believing Westboro Baptist Church is that the congregation consists only of people named Phelps, that it’s all white, and that you can’t really “join” it. Jack Wu can prove all of that wrong in an instant: He was born in Taiwan and began attending the church in 2008: [Read More...]

Audio from the Secular Coalition for America’s Congressional Briefing

In case you missed the conversation about the Secular Coalition for America’s Congressional Briefing on Monday, the audio from the event is now available. (A video featuring highlights from the 90-minute event is currently being put together.) Yes, there’s a typo with the word “Agnostics.” Acknowledge it. Move on. It’s not worth discussing. If you [Read More...]

Dana Milbank Belittles the Atheist Movement and Edwina Rogers

Yesterday, the Secular Coalition for America (of which I am a former employee) held a Capitol Hill briefing, something that’s actually kind of gutsy considering the toxicity with which atheism is regarded within the Beltway. It featured a handful of big names from our movement, including Harvard’s Greg Epstein, David Niose (most recently notable for [Read More...]

A Campaign for Free Expression

The Center for Inquiry has launched a “Campaign for Free Expression” to defend the right to free speech. This brief video showcases the problem: No person should face social or legal punishment simply for speaking about his or her beliefs in public. And no topic should be off limits — especially religion, which has such [Read More...]

Church/State Separation Group Delivers Gift Basket to School Board Staff Under Fire

The Kountze Independent School District has been under fire for their decision to stop cheerleaders from holding run-through banners at football games with Bible verses on them after receiving complaints from the Freedom From Religion Foundation. (A judge has overruled the superintendent, allowing the Bible banners temporarily. Last we heard, the Texas Attorney General was [Read More...]


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