Egyptian Atheist Alber Saber Convicted and Sentenced to Three Years in Prison for Blasphemy

Egypt has struck a major blow to the fundamental human right to freedom of expression, and unjustly stripped an innocent man of his freedom, as Alber Saber, the 27-year-old atheist activist and blogger, was convicted today of blasphemy and sentenced to three years in prison. [Read more...]

Church of England Gets Special Exemption in New Gay Marriage Law

Yesterday, the British Culture Secretary, Maria Miller, unveiled plans to introduce a law allowing consenting churches to hold gay marriage ceremonies. This has been a long time coming and enjoyed a ground swell of popular support over the last couple of years. [Read more...]

The Countries Where They Kill You for Being an Atheist

In response to yesterday’s publication of a “Global Report on Discrimination Against Humanists, Atheists and the Non-religious,” the Washington Post‘s Max Fisher posted this map highlighting the seven countries in which you can be executed for being an atheist (Afghanistan, Iran, Maldives, Mauritania, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Sudan). Also on the map are countries where atheists can be imprisoned for their beliefs and can have certain rights taken away (click to enlarge): [Read more...]

Frank Bruni on the Ever-Thinning Line Between Church and State

The New York TimesFrank Bruni writes in today’s paper about our country’s “God Glut,” referencing Blake Page and Mikey Weinstein in the process: [Read more...]

Liberty Counsel’s Matt Barber: The FFRF Needs to Be Punched in the Mouth (Metaphorically, Of Course)

Matt Barber of the conservative Christian group Liberty Counsel knows exactly how to defeat the Freedom From Religion Foundation, a group he considers bullies: Punch them in the mouth. Metaphorically. (Because when you want to fight back against a bully, metaphors will do the trick!) [Read more...]


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