Defending Secularism in the 2012 Presidential Election: We Have a Long Way to Go

This is an article by Ed Buckner and Michael Buckner. It appears in the 2nd/3rd Quarter 2012 issue of American Atheist Magazine. American Atheist is available at Barnes & Noble and Book World bookstores in the US and Chapters Indigo bookstore in Canada. You can subscribe to the magazine by clicking here. Note: Footnotes/citations were [Read More...]

Paul Ryan: ‘Our Rights Come From Nature and God, Not from Government’

Mitt Romney‘s pick for VP has wasted no time in appealing to religious conservatives. Vice-presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan had some bold things to say in his acceptance speech Saturday about where exactly we Americans get our rights: “Our rights come from nature and God, not from government. That’s who we are. That’s how we built [Read More...]

Paul Ryan Earned an F on the Secular Coalition for America’s Congressional Scorecard

When the Secular Coalition for America released its 2011 Congressional Scorecard (PDF), Mitt Romney‘s just-announced running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan, received a solid F: That made him one of 230 Republicans to receive a failing grade (5 earned Ds, 6 earned Cs, and none received anything higher). The one bright spot for Ryan was RC [Read More...]

Arkansas Atheists: Even If It’s Unenforceable, the Constitution Still Says We Can’t Run for Office

We know there are a number of states that forbid atheists from running for public office. Those laws are unenforceable, but sometimes, pointing them out is a way to show people what atheists have had to overcome in the past several decades. The Arkansas Society of Freethinkers raised awareness of their own state Constitution’s “No [Read More...]

Kathleen Kennedy Townsend Supports Marriage Equality

Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, daughter of the late Robert Kennedy, niece of JFK, and former lieutenant governor of Maryland came out in support of gay marriage Tuesday at a Marylanders for Marriage event in Baltimore. Kennedy cited her Catholic roots as having an important role in making the decision to support marriage equality: “All people, gay [Read More...]


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