‘Henrico Supervisors’ Decision on Prayer was Courageous,’ Says Local Columnist

Michael Paul Williams has a wonderful column in the Richmond Times-Dispatch regarding how the Henrico County (Virginia) Board of Supervisors voted to stop invocation prayers at their meetings: In an increasingly diverse U.S., the stubborn idea persists that we are a Christian nation. This notion muddles public policy and leads people to cite biblical passages [Read More...]

A Letter of Thanks from Alexander Aan

Indonesian atheist Alexander Aan, jailed for stating his atheism, has heard us. Last week, I wrote about the significance of Alexander’s plight, making the case for putting serious energy toward his struggle both for the sake of atheism-writ-large and for Alexander himself. It moves me to no end to know that he knows we’re rooting [Read More...]

American Humanist Association Tells Wilmington City Council To Stop Unconstitutional Prayers at Meetings

The Wilmington City Council (in North Carolina) has invited local pastors to deliver invocation prayers for a while now. Not generic “let’s pray to God” invocations… but specific “Let’s pray to Jesus” ones. The American Humanist Association has documented it and the Appignani Humanist Legal Center is ready to pounce: The recordings of the city [Read More...]

Ask An Atheist Video Blogathon for Marriage Equality!

Those crazy awesome folks at Ask An Atheist are devoting themselves to a 24-hour video blogathon starting today at 12:00p (PST) and running into Saturday. All proceeds will go to Washington United for Marriage, the organization working to fight for marriage equality in Washington State. And that battle is going to be an expensive one! [Read More...]

Christian Right Group: The Economy is the Reason FFRF Stopped an Invocation Prayer

The Christian Right group American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) is pissed off that officials from Henrico County, Virginia voted to stop reciting invocation prayers before their meetings. They know why the FFRF went after the officials, too: Because they were violating the principle of church/state separation of the economy. Really: In today’s lagging [Read More...]


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