Future Book Alert: Nonbeliever Nation

Lawyer Dave Niose, the president of the American Humanist Association and longtime advocate for church/state separation, is going to be releasing a book in July, 2012 called Nonbeliever Nation: The Rise of Secular Americans. The description makes me want to pre-order a copy already: In Nonbeliever Nation, David Niose argues that America was never in [Read More...]

Two Wrongs Don’t Make a Right When It Comes to the Lowe’s Advertising Controversy

We’ve heard how Lowe’s, after receiving pressure from the (one-man-operation) Florida Family Association, decided to pull its ads from the new show All-American Muslim.  Not cool. But now Ted Lieu, a California state senator, has threatened Lowe’s with the “encouragement of boycotts” and an examination of potential legislative remedies if Lowe’s does not apologize to [Read More...]

‘Keep Christ in Christmas’ Banner is Next Target in The ‘War on Christmas’

I feel like I have read the same story again and again. I don’t understand what people don’t get about the simple words of the First Amendment. Yet once again, we have an issue of a municipality apparently raising a (literal) banner in support of sectarian values. “Keep Christ in Christmas,” urges the banner. (Are [Read More...]

How Christopher Hitchens Inspired Me to Become a Journalist

This is a guest post by Michael Tracey. He is a writer based in New Jersey and a former Secular Student Alliance group leader. *** Perhaps it was silly for me to be nervous in the moments before dialing Christopher Hitchens — he being en route to a debate that I arranged, after all — [Read More...]

How Dare Those Atheists Share Public Space with Christians?!

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