DC Voucher Program is Unconstitutional

When the details and effects of the DC Voucher Program are examined, there should be no question that should be considered an unconstitutional violation of the separation of church and state.  I’m not addressing the program’s efficacy or effect on public schools – others can debate that – but regardless, it is an affront to [Read More...]

Repealing the Blasphemy Law and Getting a Secular Irish Constitution

Blasphemy Day is tomorrow and Atheist Ireland is ready to make a move. As you may recall, the Irish government recently passed a law making it a crime to blaspheme. What is AI doing in response? Atheist Ireland is seeking your help today to launch and shape a new long-term campaign with two important aims: [Read More...]

DC Voucher Debate Recap pt 1

I just got back from the DC Young Democrats-sponsored debate on the DC Voucher program.  My side — opposing the program — lost by a single vote, but I really enjoyed myself and heard from various members of the audience that I did a great job. We only had an introduction and conclusions, so I [Read More...]

Come see me debate on DC vouchers!

For those of you in the DC area, the DC Young Democrats invited me (Jesse) to participate in an Oxford-style debate tomorrow night and you should come!  For those of you not in the DC area, I’ll still be in the debate, but you probably shouldn’t travel just to hear me. The topic is the [Read More...]

Help Washington State Ban Displays of Faith in the Capitol Building

Remember when the Freedom From Religion Foundation created a media firestorm after putting up a pro-atheist plaque next to a nativity scene in the Washington state Capitol building last Winter? Everyone wanted a symbol of their faith allowed in the building after that and officials had to put a moratorium on further displays. This year, [Read More...]