Illinois Church Will Not Be Getting $1,000,000 From Government

Recently, a capital bill was signed by Illinois Governor Pat Quinn (i.e. the guy who replaced Blagojevich) which would give more than $11,000,000 to various religious projects. $1,000,000 of that was going to go to Pilgrim Baptist Church — this was something that had been in the works for over a year. When atheist Rob [Read More...]

Albuquerque City Councilperson Don Harris Responds About Attack on Atheism

After attacking opponent Dan Barbour about his ties to atheism during the campaign, newly re-elected Albuquerque city councilperson Don Harris must have had enough of your emails. Instead of a canned response, he finally issued a real response to reader Gareth. It’s the response Harris should really have delivered days ago: Thank you for taking [Read More...]

A Future Atheist Politician’s Dilemma

A reader would like to run for public office, but there’s a major question he’s not sure how to answer. He writes in an email: I live in a very conservative, religious part of the my state and am very active in Democratic Party politics. I am considering running as a Democrat against our incumbent [Read More...]

Update on the Don Harris and David Barbour Election

***Update***: If you’d like to donate to Mr. Barbour to help him recoup the cost of the campaign, information is here. There is no PayPal link just yet. … Yesterday, I posted about Don Harris, a member of the Albuquerque City Council in New Mexico, who was being challenged in the local election by a [Read More...]

Albuquerque City Councilor Don Harris Attacks Opponent for Being an Atheist

Albuquerque, New Mexico has a City Councilor named Don Harris who is doing everything in his power to pull an Elizabeth Dole and lose an election by attacking his challenger’s ties to atheism. This is part of a mailer Harris sent out last week regarding opponent David Barbour: That box at the top reads: David [Read More...]


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