Lakeland City Council Finds Loophole to Allow for Religious Invocations

In Florida, the Lakeland City Council members can’t get enough prayer. They invite predominantly Christian people to deliver invocations and they see nothing wrong with this. The Atheists of Florida filed a lawsuit (PDF) telling them to stop. They even suggested a compromise: Don’t pray, but we’ll accept a moment of silence. What did the [Read More...]

National Association of Evangelicals Opposes Koran Burning

Pastor Terry Jones is still planning to burn Korans on September 11th but there’s opposition coming from within Christendom. The National Association of Evangelicals has condemned plans by a Florida church to burn copies of the Quran on the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. “The proposed burning of Qurans would be profoundly offensive to [Read More...]

A Ten Commandments Monument in Marion, IL?

Ken Kessler wants to put a Ten Commandments statue in the town square in Marion, IL. “These aren’t just Christian laws,” he said. “Moses brought these down from the mountain. They aren’t something we came up with.” … He knows not everyone in the community will agree with his idea. “If our church underwrote it [Read More...]

The Secular Coalition for America Announces Capitol Hill Scholars

The Secular Coalition for America has started its Capitol Hill Scholars program — a fantastic step to get young atheists and Humanists involved in national government. … Our goal is to encourage the best young minds within the secular community to work within the Washington, D.C. political system and establish a presence where federal policy [Read More...]

Breast Ironing in Cameroon

When I was a child, I remember hearing a myth that if I pushed down on my sister’s head, she wouldn’t grow taller. (She never liked when I acted on this hunch…) Of course, it made no sense. If people are going to grow, they’re going to grow. There’s really nothing I could do to [Read More...]