Texas Politician Proposes Bill to Protect Teachers Who Say ‘Merry Christmas’

Dwayne Bohac is a Republican state legislator in Texas so you *know* he’s full of great ideas.

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="250"]Vote for me: I saved Christmas[/caption]

His most recent? Filing a bill that would allow public school teachers to say “Merry Christmas” without punishment. Because, apparently, they sue you in Texas if you say that… [Read more...]

Springfield Area Freethinkers Will Put Up Atheist Sign in Illinois State Capitol Rotunda

If you’re in the Springfield, Illinois area tomorrow afternoon, the Springfield Area Freethinkers are putting up the following sign in the Capitol Rotunda at 3:00p!

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Dave Silverman Talks to Sean Hannity About the Atheist Billboard in Times Square

Earlier tonight, Dave Silverman appeared on Sean Hannity‘s show on FOX News Channel (in a taped interview):

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American Atheists is Suing the IRS, Claiming That It Gives Preferential Treatment to Religious Groups

The IRS loves churches.

How do I know this? On Pulpit Freedom Sunday back in October, more than 1,500 churches openly defied the law and endorsed a candidate for President. The IRS sat back and did nothing about it. Why? Bureaucracy. There was no one in the office who had the authority to initiate the audits, they said. It didn’t sound like they were in a rush to find someone to fill that position, either… [Read more...]

Alber Saber Talks to the Press: ‘They Picked a Good Moment to Target Me’

Egyptian atheist blogger and activist Alber Saber, recently convicted of blasphemy and now out on bail awaiting an appeal, gave an interview to Maggie Fick of the Associated Press. [Read more...]