Court Rules That “Under God” Can Remain in the Pledge

Nearly 10 years ago, in 2002, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the phrase “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance was unconstitutional. Chaos ensued, atheist Michael Newdow represented himself in front of the Supreme Court, and the case was ultimately thrown out because the court ruled he didn’t have proper standing [Read More...]

Unitarian Universalist Pastor Comes to Atheists’ Defense

Remember that editorial by Wayne Laugesen of the Colorado Springs Gazette in which he said the atheist movement was on the decline because of groups like Atheist Agenda and their Smut for Smut campaign and FFRF going after the Mother Teresa stamps? I argued that Laugesen ignored many of the bright spots within our movement [Read More...]

Is the Atheist Movement on the Decline?

Wayne Laugesen, the editorial page editor of the Colorado Springs Gazette, has a piece in which he chides the atheist movement as a whole. He says we had a good run, but we’re committing a comedy of errors: … The organization Atheist Agenda, at the University of Texas-San Antonio, draws attention by offering pornography in [Read More...]

Update on Angie’s Abortion

Angie Jackson wrote a very popular (and controversial) posting on this site a few weeks ago about how she is having an abortion and documenting the process on YouTube and Twitter. Yesterday, she appeared on CNN, interviewed by Kyra Phillips: Considering that was her first *live* interview, I’m impressed. Angie was calm and collected throughout. [Read More...]

Did Florida Governor Charlie Crist Attack an Atheist?

That’s the latest rumor floating around, courtesy of Michael Middlebrooks: Last night as I was leaving a pizzeria in Downtown St. Pete, I ran into a small group of people around Florida Governor Charlie Crist who was campaigning for a US Senate run. So, I walked over waited a moment to gain his attention and [Read More...]