New Washington, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray’s First Act: Discriminate Against Atheists

***Update***: A peaceful protest of the event will occur this Sunday, January 2nd, from 6:30a – 8:15a at Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place, NW. If you can come, please bring signs showing how you feel. Examples include: “We Vote Too!” “There’s Room for Everyone in Government!” “Atheists Left Out in the Cold.” Please [Read More...]

From the Local Jail to the Local Churches

In Florida, Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd decided to remove basketball hoops from the county jail: “It just bothered me that people would drive by and say, ‘I’m working hard, and the guys are sitting in the county jail playing basketball,’” Judd told FOX 13 on Thursday. “Well, no basketball, no more.” Alright, fine. I’m [Read More...]

Colorado Atheists Speak at City Council Meeting: Victory?

They usually start city council meetings in Grand Junction, Colorado with Christian prayers. That’s not just “bothersome,” as one news article notes. It’s illegal and it needs to stop. At least the Western Colorado Atheists and Freethinkers are trying to get their message included in the mix. They’ll get a chance to speak before the [Read More...]

Malaysian Homosexual Now Faces Death Threats from Muslims

Azwan Ismail is a brave man in trouble. He recently came out publicly as gay (as part of Dan Savage‘s It Gets Better project): Because he lives in the Islamic country of Malaysia, where homosexual acts are illegal, he’s getting death threats: Azwan Ismail told The Associated Press in a telephone interview Tuesday he was [Read More...]

Oklahoma State Senator Josh Brecheen Wants Public Schools to Teach Creationism

For Christmas, I give you another church/state battle: Oklahoma State Senator Josh Brecheen wants to introduce a bill next year that will hamper the teaching of evolution: Senator Brecheen says children should be given all the facts when it comes to evolution. … The senator says he supports having creationism — the belief that God [Read More...]