At CPAC, Dr. Gina Tells Dave Silverman He Doesn’t Have “Any Right” To Call Christianity a Myth

“A reliable source of truth… a voice of clarity, wisdom and understanding about [the] issues,”

remarked Todd Akin about WorldNetDaily columnist and Tea Party co-founder Dr. Gina Loudon (I’m appending the title because she likes to go by Dr. Gina).

Her impeccable credentials thus established, let’s take a quick look at what Ms. Loudon has to say about the presence at CPAC of American Atheists president Dave Silverman. CPAC is the annual Conservative Political Action Conference. The footage below, which we hadn’t posted before, is from last year, when CPAC organizers told American Atheists, after first accepting their money and promising them a booth, that they weren’t welcome after all (the money was returned; this year, though, AA had an official presence at CPAC).

In 2014, Silverman stuck around anyway, working the place like a professional gadfly.

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Kansas Senate Approves Bill That Criminalizes Teaching Material Deemed “Harmful to Minors”

The Kansas State Senate on Wednesday passed S.B. 56, with twenty-six Republican senators supporting the measure, and six Republicans and eight Democrats opposing. The bill is ostensibly designed to protect students by making it illegal to display or present material that is “harmful to minors,” such as pornography. But the broad categorizations and vague language [Read More…]

Tony Perkins at CPAC: The Conservative Movement is Broad Enough to Include Atheists

American Atheists’ presence at CPAC may be having an impact.

Tony Perkins, the President of Family Research Council and one of the most powerful Christian Right leaders out there, said during a CPAC panel this morning that the conservative movement is broad enough to include atheists.

Which, admittedly, is a strange thing for him to say when the policies he supports are all about advancing Christianity

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Dave Silverman Explains Why American Atheists Has a Presence at CPAC

Every time I post about American Atheists having a booth at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), people want to know why they’re there. It’s not that atheists can’t be conservative, but are those the kind of conservatives we want ties to? (Hell, do they even want anything to do with us?) The same sort of criticism was levied at Jamila Bey, an AA board member, who spoke at CPAC the other day.

To answer those questions, AA Public Relations Director Danielle Muscato interviewed AA President Dave Silverman on these topics, if for no other reason than to get his unedited responses on the record:

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Ada County Highway District Commission (in Idaho) Votes for Prayer at Meetings, Despite Overwhelming Opposition

The Ada County Highway District Commission (in Idaho) has thrown the Constitution under the bus with their 3-2 vote to allow prayers during public meetings. What’s amazing, though, is how many people were publicly opposed to the decision:

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