Harris and Hitchens on the NYC Mosque

Sam Harris offers his thoughts about what Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf should be saying right now about the (close to) Ground Zero Mosque (and community center) — really, it’s a chance for him to speak out against Islam in general: “… While the scriptures of Judaism and Christianity also contain terrible passages, it has been [Read More...]

Virginia Attorney General says Holiday Displays on Public Property Are Allowed…

Last month, Brittany Meyer mentioned a controversy taking place in Loudoun County, Virginia, regarding holiday displays on public property: One side, the Courthouse Grounds and Facilities Committee wants to ban all displays. The other side, including many community members and Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio, thinks all displays should be allowed — apparently even atheist ones. Today, [Read More...]

Arkansas Society of Freethinkers Wins Lawsuit!

Back in December, the Arkansas Society of Freethinkers sued Secretary of State Charlie Daniels “after he refused to grant permission for the group to put up its display, dubbed the Box of Knowledge.” Daniels denied the box despite allowing Christmas decorations. This was the box in question: Well, the two sides have finally settled and [Read More...]

A Pro-Choice Heroine

18,986. That’s how many abortions Anne Nicol Gaylor has funded via her Women’s Medical Fund non-profit group. (Gaylor may be better known for co-founding the Freedom From Religion Foundation in 1976 — her daughter is now one of its co-presidents.) An article in the Wisconsin State Journal profiles her work and her legacy: The fund’s [Read More...]

An Atheist is Running for Congress in Virginia!

You may have heard of Randy Forbes. He’s the Republican representative from Virginia’s 4th Congressional District. And he’s a notorious opponent of church/state separation. He founded the Congressional Prayer Caucus. He introduced legislation to reaffirming “In God We Trust” as our National Motto. He also wanted “In God We Trust” put on the Capitol Visitor [Read More...]


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