Australian Atheists Refused Billboard Space

The Atheist Foundation of Australia wanted to put up this billboard in most states to encourage atheists to mark “No Religion” on the 2011 census (thereby taking some federal money away from religious groups): They paid Billboards Australia a deposit and signed a contract. The company is now backtracking, saying they won’t put up the [Read More...]

Who’s Coming to Rick Perry’s Pray-a-Thon?

Texas Governor Rick Perry has invited all 49 other governors to join him for a massive, worthless pray-in. Who’s in and who’s out? Out: Michigan’s Governor Rick Snyder. Georgia’s Governor Nathan Deal. California’s Governor Jerry Brown. Oklahoma’s Governor Mary Fallin. Vermont’s Governor Peter Shumlin. In: Kansas’ Governor Sam Brownback. … Got links for other governors? [Read More...]

The Ark Park Shouldn’t Have Government Support

Barry Lynn at Americans United has a quick and amusing explanation of why it’s wrong for the Kentucky Tourism Development Finance Authority to offer more than $40,000,000 in tax rebates for the Creation Museum’s “Ark Encounter” park: The state has no business funding this nonsense. It’s bad science. And it’s bad religion the same religious [Read More...]

No More Muhammad Images in Tennessee?

A new law (PDF) in Tennessee could get a lot of atheists in trouble. Tennessee legislators have passed an extraordinary law that makes it a crime to “transmit or display an image” online that is likely to “frighten, intimidate or cause emotional distress” to someone who sees it. Violations can get you almost a year [Read More...]

Unnecessary Outrage

Jessica Hagy found a way to link up Anthony Weiner with the Muhammad cartoons. Well played, Jessica… (via Indexed) [Read more...]