Looks Like Prayer and Fasting Failed Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Back in June, on the brink of economic disaster, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania mayor Linda Thompson unveiled her brilliant plan to rescue the city: Thompson and a host of other religious leaders are about to embark on a three-day fast and prayer campaign to cure the city’s daunting money woes. … “Things that are above and beyond [Read More...]

What’s It Like Behind the Scenes at FOX News? Dave Silverman Explains

Are there any atheists working at FOX News? Is Bill O’Reilly really that clueless or is it all an act? Why didn’t American Atheists’ Dave Silverman tell O’Reilly how the tides actually work? All those questions are answered in this interview between Dave and David Pakman: (Thanks to Mike for the link!) [Read more...]

Pastor Asks: Are You a Good Person or Are You a Christian?

I know Pastor Robert Jeffress is under fire right now for calling Mormonism a “cult” — as if it’s any less cultish than, say, Catholicism — but Dr. James F. McGrath at Exploring the Matrix points out another fun little comment he made at the recent Values Voter Summit: [Jeffress] also lauded Perry’s “strong commitment [Read More...]

Atheist Students Raise Money for Secular Adoption Agency

There’s good news in Illinois for those of us who support church/state separation. After our state passed the recent Civil Unions bill, state-funded adoption agencies (including religious ones) had to allow gay and lesbian couples to adopt children. Since Catholic Charities was more interested in advancing their form of bigotry instead of put children in [Read More...]

Bill Maher Talks About Mormonism on The Rachel Maddow Show

Comedian Bill Maher appeared on The Rachel Maddow Show tonight. While Occupy Wall Street was the more important topic, they (not surprisingly) got into religion — specifically, Mitt Romney‘s Mormon faith — in the second segment: Highlights: [Speaking as Romney] “Yes, I’m a Mormon. That’s different than a Christian. But what’s important is that we [Read More...]


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