End Religious Discrimination in Faith-Based Initiatives

Sean Faircloth of the Secular Coalition for America issues a reminder that faith-based discrimination (with federal money) is still allowed in our country. President Obama could stop it in an instant, but he hasn’t done it yet. There’s no reason to wait on this. Obama knows this is an illegal use of tax-payer dollars and [Read More...]

When Chuck Norris Notices You, You Must Be Doing Something Right

Last month, the Secular Student Alliance was represented at a meeting of the White House’s Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. The topic was “Advancing Interfaith and Community Service on College and University Campuses” and the SSA’s Executive Director August Brunsman and Harvard’s Humanist Chaplain Greg Epstein were there on behalf of the non-theist community. [Read More...]

Supreme Court Decision in Christian Legal Society v. Martinez

Is it discrimination to not allow discrimination backed by religion?  This is an oversimplification of the question asked in Christian Law Society v. Martinez (PDF), but the Supreme Court ruled on it today in the negative. Here’s a quick and dirty review of the facts: 1) Hastings is a public law school. 2) Hastings implemented [Read More...]

Atheist Mayor Removes Christian Prayer from City Council Meetings

We’ve heard all sorts of stories about city council meetings that begin with a Christian prayer. Finally, one mayor has put a stop to them! Announcing the decision in a secularist group’s monthly newsletter, Mr [Colin] Hall said prayers were ‘outdated, unnecessary and intrusive’ and added they would no longer be said before meetings… Wow… [Read More...]

Is Richard Dawkins Starting a School for Young Atheists?

The British government has introduced plans to change how schools are run in the country: Under plans disclosed by the Coalition [government] last week, parents, charities and voluntary groups will be able to set up “free schools” funded by public money but independent from state control. According to New Humanist, “a worrying aspect of the… [Read More...]


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