A Successful Rally Outside the Texas State Capitol

At the Texas Freethought Convention this weekend, there was a rally outside the Capitol building built on the theme of inclusion — in politics, in the workplace, in families, etc.

It wasn’t a bad crowd either, with 450 attendees. Enough to scare off most passers-by, I assume :) [Read more...]

Cenk Uygur on Truth in Media and Atheist Missionaries

At the American Humanist Association’s 71st annual conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, on June 8th, 2012, The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur received the Humanist Media Award. The following excerpts are from his acceptance speech: [Read more...]

Despite Catholic Opposition, Comedian George Carlin Will Have a Street Named After Him

Last October, Kevin Bartini began a petition to name a New York City street — the one George Carlin lived on — after the famed comedian: [Read more...]

Are You High, Science?

So says W. Kamau Bell in this Actually.org video, in which he finds tongue-in-cheek common cause with Mitt Romney‘s ever-evolving positions on science issues (earning Bell the Quote of the Day at my CFI blog, The Morning Heresy). It seems like he feels very liberated: [Read more...]

An Insider’s View of What Happened at the East Aurora School Board’s Meeting Rescinding Support for Transgender Students

Yesterday evening, the East Aurora Board of Education (in Illinois) voted to rescind a policy that would have benefitted transgender and gender-non-conforming students in the district.

Rick Einhorn attended yesterday’s school board meeting and offers this summary of what he saw and heard: [Read more...]