19-Year-Old Defends Marriage Equality in Iowa House

You might tear up when you watch Zach Wahls speak about how he’s doing pretty well, thank you very much, despite having two moms who are married: “If I was your son, Mr. Chairman, I believe I would make you very proud,” Wahls confidently testified. “I’m not really so different from any of your children. [Read More...]

Illinois Passes Civil Unions Bill

I’m happy to say my Governor, Pat Quinn, signed civil unions into law in Illinois yesterday. (He’s a Democrat, in case you couldn’t guess.) It’s not marriage equality yet, but it’s a step in the right direction. The law, which goes into effect on June 1, will provide same sex couples many legal protections now [Read More...]

Bill O’Reilly Explains Tides By Questioning the Moon’s Origin

A few weeks ago, Dave Silverman of American Atheists appeared on Bill O’Reilly‘s program to talk about AA’s billboard: O’Reilly: I’ll tell you why [religion's] not a scam. In my opinion, all right? Tide goes in, tide goes out. Never a miscommunication. You can’t explain that. You can explain why the tide goes in… Silverman: [Read More...]

Republican Sponsors Legislation to Reaffirm Godly Motto

The official motto of the United States is “In God We Trust.” It shouldn’t be, but it is. And because Republicans (and a couple Democrats) in Congress apparently have no other priorities, Rep. Randy Forbes (R-VA) has sponsored legislation to… um… remind everyone that it’s the motto: 112th CONGRESS 1st Session H. CON. RES. 13 [Read More...]

Secular Coalition for America Seeks Summer Intern

The Secular Coalition for America is looking for an intern this summer. Sounds like a fantastic opportunity for someone: SCA is seeking a highly motivated undergraduate junior- or senior-level student with a demonstrated interest in being active in the nontheistic movement. The student must live and attend school more than 50 miles outside of the [Read More...]