New Orleans City Council Declares May 6, 2010 a “Citywide Day of Reason”

This year, on the day when others are celebrating the “National Day of Prayer,” the city of New Orleans is doing something much more sensible. They’re declaring May 6th, 2010 a citywide Day of Reason: Whereas, the City of New Orleans is renowned for its food, festivals, famous citizens and foreign visitors; and Whereas, the [Read More...]

God Hates Graduating Fags, Says Westboro Baptist Church

Put yourself in the shoes of the children and administrators of Itawamba Agricultural High School for a moment. So far, administrators canceled prom so that lesbian student Constance McMillen couldn’t attend. Then, to make it worse, many of the adults and students were in on a prank against Constance in which they sent her to [Read More...]

Andrew Lovley Explains His Secular Invocation Speech

Back in December, the founder of the Southern Maine Association of Secular Humanists (SMASH), Andrew Lovley, delivered a secular invocation for Tom Coward, the new mayor of South Portland, Maine. There was a little bit of backlash from the secular community — some people objected to the very idea of invocations in the first place [Read More...]

Ethics vs. Religious Education in Australia

Last month, Julie Cowe wrote about religious education in Australian schools. Essentially, Australian law mandates that students receive one hour of religious training per week. The Christians who run these services get tens of millions of dollars per year to make this happen. What happens if parents don’t want their kids wasting their time in [Read More...]

FFRF Featured in New York Times

In case you missed it, there was a fantastic article about the Freedom From Religion Foundation in the New York Times on Saturday. They were featured because of their recent court victory in which a judge declared the National Day of Prayer unconstitutional. The court ruling drew fire from the private National Day of Prayer [Read More...]