Why Is a Former GOP House Leader with a Gun Like an Abusive Christian Father?

On Tuesday night, the Washington Post published a story detailing the extraordinary discord within FreedomWorks, a Washington, D.C. advocacy organization affiliated with the Republican Party.

On September 4th, former House Majority Leader, corporate lobbyist, and FreedomWorks founder Dick Armey:

… walked into the group’s Capitol Hill offices with his wife, Susan, and an aide holstering a handgun at his waist. The aim was to seize control of the group and expel Armey’s enemies: The gun-wielding assistant escorted FreedomWorks’ top two employees off the premises, while Armey suspended several others who broke down in sobs at the news.

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Choose the 2012 Atheist Billboard of the Year!

What were the best atheist billboards/signs of 2012?

I selected 18 nominees using the following criteria:

  1. It had to go up in 2012.
  2. I wouldn’t use any particular definition of “best” (meaning the billboard could be the best designed, most controversial, most effective, etc).
  3. I selected the final list. (Otherwise, there were just too many billboards from which to choose.)

The finalists are below (after the jump) and the poll to vote is immediately after that!

The group that ultimately put up the 2012 Atheist Billboard of the Year will receive a $100 donation. Good luck! [Read more...]

Ireland Legalizes Weddings Performed by Humanists

In Ireland, if a Humanist Celebrant performs a wedding, it’s only symbolic. You still have to have a civil ceremony for the wedding to be legally-binding.

Not anymore, though. [Read more...]

Atheist Banner in West Milford, New Jersey Destroyed After Councilman Says He Would ‘Look the Other Way’

I know I just posted this moments ago, but there’s an update. [Read more...]

After Atheist Banner Goes up in New Jersey, City Councilman Advocates for Its Theft

Local officials in West Milford, New Jersey said they would allow holiday displays from any religious group this year — possibly thinking only Christians would provide them. Instead, what they got was a present from American Atheists:

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