What if the Austin City Seal Didn’t Have a Cross On It…?

Yesterday, Hemant posted a story about how Joe Zamecki was fighting against the city seal of Austin, Texas — which features a cross on it: Some of the commenters — both Christians and atheists — don’t seem to think this is a big deal. Some of the Christians say this isn’t government endorsement of religion, [Read More...]

Candidates for Political Office Should Respond to These Statements

The folks at Ask An Atheist have put together a list of statements they’d like to see politicians comment on so that we can make a more informed decision on whom to vote for. While some of the statements are silly, many of them warrant a simple Agree/Disagree answer: The planet Earth is closer to [Read More...]

FOX News Should Fix This Headline

Hey, FOX News headline writer person, you got it wrong. American Atheists’ billboards didn’t come down due to “complaints.” They came down because AA staffers and the advertising company were hit with threats. THREATS! Presumably from Christians who couldn’t handle criticism of their beliefs. I’ll be right here. Waiting for you to apologize… [Read more...]

The Seal of Austin, Texas Contains a Cross… and an Atheist is Speaking Out Against It

This is the city seal for Austin, Texas: Activist Joe Zamecki (who co-founded Atheists Helping the Homeless) spoke yesterday to the Austin City Council about why they needed to remove the cross from the seal. His basic argument? It doesn’t fairly represent the population of this great city, and our government should never actively promote [Read More...]

Rick Warren Lied About Why He Canceled the Presidential Forum

A couple of days ago, Pastor Rick Warren explained why he canceled a forum featuring President Obama and Mitt Romney by saying this: “The forums are meant to be a place where people of goodwill can seriously disagree on significant issues without being disagreeable or resorting to personal attack and name-calling. But that is not [Read More...]