Atheists and Ambiguous Wording

This post is by Jesse Galef, who works for the Secular Coalition for America. He also blogs at Rant & Reason … When Bruce Ledewitz (author of “Hallowed Secularism”) found out who I work for, he said with a grin that soon we would soon consider people like him, not the religious right, to be [Read More...]

Help Maine Keep Same-Sex Marriage Legal

Back in May, the Maine legislature legalized same-sex marriage. This November, voters in the state will have an opportunity to overturn that law. We can’t let that happen. Just as we saw with Proposition 8 in California in 2008, Maine voters will see Proposition 1 on their ballots this November. Hopefully, the majority will vote [Read More...]

Why Are There No Hurricanes in Florida? God, Says Governor

Florida Governor Charlie Crist knows exactly why there have been no major hurricanes in his home state the past few years: “Do you know the last time it was we had a hurricane in Florida? It’s been awhile. In 2007, I took my first trade mission. Do you know where I went?” said Crist, a [Read More...]

Florida Principal Faces Prison Time for Luncheon Prayer

Last year, a school administrator at a public high school in Florida said a prayer at a school luncheon at the request of another administrator. That’s illegal to say the least, since children were present, and school officials should not be using their positions of authority to promote a particular faith. Apparently, that wasn’t the [Read More...]

Afghan Husbands Can Legally Starve Their Wives

A few months ago, there was a proposed law in Afghanistan for the Shia minority that would have forced Afghani women to have sex with their husbands. Not only did the law pass, it’s worse than we thought. Last week, though, Human Rights Watch discovered that a revised version of the Shiite Personal Status Law [Read More...]