Secular Student Takes on Texas Creationist in Interview

My friend Matt LaClair, a Secular Student Alliance board member, co-hosts a radio show called Equal Time for Freethought. Tonight, his guest will be Don McLeroy, a young-Earth creationist leader on the Texas Board of Education. He’s one of the people responsible for the revised History standards and a proponent of Creationism in the classroom. [Read More...]

Could an Atheist Be the UK’s Next Leader?

How much do I know about British politics? This much: |—| But here’s what I do know: Nick Clegg, the Liberal Democrats’ new leader, has defied political convention with a frank admission that he is an atheist. During a round of media broadcasts on the morning after his election to the post, he was asked [Read More...]

Building a Relationship With the White House

Jesse Galef recently spoke at the Secular Student Alliance’s 2010 New England Leadership Summit about that meeting between atheists and the White House. If you want to hear the details of the event, what was discussed (as far as Jesse is allowed to tell), and how we can continue this line of communication, this is [Read More...]

Christian Columnist: Why is Church-State Separation So Hard to Understand?

Sam Venable is a Christian and a columnist for the Knoxville News Sentinel in East Tennessee. Recently, Americans United for Separation of Church and State threatened a lawsuit because nearby “Sevier County Commission’s long-standing habit of starting each meeting with the Lord’s Prayer is illegal.” Obviously, that’s correct. That’s religion seeping into the government and [Read More...]

Sarah Palin Says We’re a Christian Nation — She’s Wrong

At this point, if Sarah Palin told me it was ok to cross the street, I’d be double checking every direction. You just have to believe the opposite of whatever she says. So when she spoke at the recent “Women of Joy” conference, she said exactly what you would expect her to say: a lie. [Read More...]