Judges for God Lose Election

You know how judges are supposed to be impartial? It looks like a slate of candidates for San Diego Superior Court ran as “Judges for God”: Craig Candelore, Larry “Jake” Kincaid, Bill Trask and Harold J. Coleman Jr…. were backed by pastors, gun enthusiasts, and opponents of abortion and same-sex marriages. Say goodbye to fairness [Read More...]

Secular Student Alliance Represented at the White House Again!

A couple months ago, I was among the delegation from the Secular Student Alliance at a meeting with White House officials. A couple days ago, the SSA’s Executive Director August Brunsman was there again, this time to discuss interfaith service projects on college campuses. (Greg Epstein, Harvard’s Humanist Chaplain, was there as well.) “Our inclusion [Read More...]

Another Great Speech Against the Greensboro City Council Invocations

I’ve written a couple posts about Mayor Bill Knight of Greensboro, North Carolina and his decision to have prayers before city council meetings. Students from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro Atheists/Agnostics/Skeptics have already spoken out against this absurd rule. Another group pushing for the mayor to reverse his decision is the Greensboro Atheists [Read More...]

Religious People in Toronto Don’t Have to Pay Parking Tickets

If you received a parking ticket in Toronto, it’s not a problem if you’re religious. All you have to do is get a note from your pastor and you don’t have to pay the fine. That’s one of the revelations discovered when the Toronto city council “voted to release the holy grail of how-tos: the [Read More...]

Update on the Atheist in the Maldives

Last week, I mentioned Mohamed Nazim, a man who openly declared he is not a Muslim in a place where that is illegal. That was incredibly courageous — considering he could have faced a death sentence. Nazim seems to have changed his mind, though… “… And as that action was very much related to the [Read More...]