Mike Smith, an Atheist, is Running for a Seat in the Georgia House of Representatives

Mike Smith lives in the Bible Belt. Which makes everything I’m about to tell you a bit of a shocker. He is an out atheist, the president of LaGrange Humanists. Just a few days ago, he qualified as a Democratic candidate for the District 69 seat in the Georgia House of Representatives. He’s running on [Read More...]

Should Mitt Romney Play Down His Faith?

There is a long way to go until November but so far Mitt Romney has been adept at avoiding the Mormon question. Instead he has spoken of his faith in very lofty and vague ways, resisting any attempts to elicit full answers to what he actually believes. There is a growing consensus in the media [Read More...]

What the Contraception Debate is Really About

Mike Luckovich of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution explains: [Read more...]

Missouri Right-to-Pray Amendment Has a (Literally) Hidden Purpose

Soon Missourians will take to the polls to decide the fate of a new amendment to the state’s constitution that would, at first blush, do nothing. Surely I jest. Let’s look, with a little help from BallotPedia. The measure would ensure… That the right of Missouri citizens to express their religious beliefs shall not be [Read More...]

Pastors in Columbus, Georgia Are Looking for a Lawsuit

Pastors in Georgia have a brilliant idea for fixing the school system in the city of Columbus: Ignore federal law and institute school prayer. [Paul] Voorhees, a local business owner and chaplain says, “We are not asking them to do anything other than give us their blessing and get it on a state ballot, we [Read More...]


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