A New Cause for Secularists: Protecting Religious Liberty

Though the logic of same-sex marriage today seems obvious, this was certainly not the case ten (or even five) years ago. To almost everyone back then, that same-sex marriage could possibly be so widely embraced across the United States (as it is in 2012) was a far-fetched, almost frivolous idea. [Read more...]

Michael Savage Criticizes Dartmouth Atheist Group for Questioning the Legacy of Mother Teresa

Michael Savage is a conservative talk show host. Kind of like Rush Limbaugh, but not as popular. He recently heard about how atheists at Dartmouth were going to hold an event where Mother Teresa‘s legacy was discussed, with a nod to Christopher Hitchens‘ evisceration of her in his book The Missionary Position. [Read more...]

Baroness Defends Secularism in the UK’s House of Lords

It’s been a pretty hectic couple of weeks in the crazy non-stop world of the Church of England!

Normally this dusty old institution just plods along, not really drawing attention to themselves, other than the coffee mornings or the parish summer fête. These last few weeks, though, all hell has broken loose.  [Read more...]

Congresswoman-Elect Kyrsten Sinema Is Asked About Atheism on CNN

I know some of you think I’m obsessing over this question, but I still think it’s an important one: Is newly-elected Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema an atheist? All signs pointed to yes… until it looked like she won her election, at which point her campaign took steps to avoid any link between her and a lack of faith. [Read more...]

The Economist on Ex-Muslim Atheists: A Bigger Sin Than Murder

The Economist covers the struggle of being an atheist in Muslim countries: [Read more...]