Memo to GOP: Patriotism Isn’t Tied to One’s Religious Beliefs

A number of atheists groups (as well as religious ones) have sent a letter to five Republican members of Congress after they denigrated individuals and groups for their dubious or non-existent ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. We may not support government endorsement of religion but we also don’t believe a person’s faith should disqualify them [Read More...]

Lisa Miller Is Wrong: Atheists Are Not Petty or Closed-Minded

Atheists are in a lose-lose situation when it comes to complaining about what seem to be minor violations — but violations, nonetheless — of church/state separation. If we complain about it, we’re deemed to be haters who want every mention of religion out of the public square. (e.g. A cross in a city’s logo.) If [Read More...]

‘Mitt Romney: A Hero in My Mind’

William Tapley, the Phallic Symbols Guy from 2011, has written Mitt Romney‘s campaign song! (The Romney campaign did not get back to me when I submitted my suggestion.) I literally love it more than anything: Whoa, whoa, whoa! Cried the eagle to the world below. Wake up friend! Can’t you see we’re at the end? Wars and [Read More...]

Steubenville, Ohio City Logo No Longer Includes a Christian Cross

While we’re talking about city logos with churches in them, here’s a success story: This used to be the logo for Steubenville, Ohio: After the Freedom From Religion Foundation said the cross was a no-no (PDF), the city responded by reverting back to their old logo until they get a new replacement: “We’re pleased with [Read More...]

Chicago Alderman Says Chick-fil-A Is Not Welcome In His Ward

A couple days ago, I wrote about how Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy affirmed his anti-gay marriage stance, and about the backlash that was created.  For instance, August 3rd is being declared National Same-Sex Kiss Day at Chick-fil-A. There were a few responses from readers saying “I don’t get the point of this — you’re not going [Read More...]


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