The End of Islamic Theocracy?

Fareed Zakaria suggests that we are witnessing the fall of Islamic theocracy in Iran right now: CNN: As you’ve seen the situation in Iran develop over the last week, what are your thoughts? Fareed Zakaria: One of the first things that strikes me is we are watching the fall of Islamic theocracy. CNN: Do you [Read More...]

Which Battles Should Atheists Fight?

The other day, I posted about a Police Officer’s Prayer that was popping up on several government websites. Comments were made about how that was not a battle atheists should be fighting. It was too small an issue to care about. It’s a similar argument to the one made when Michael Newdow took on the [Read More...]

The Rise of the Secular Coalition for America

Over the weekend, I attended the biannual board meeting of the Secular Coalition for America. I began working with the SCA before our first director was hired, a few years ago. It’s incredible how far we’ve come in that time. We’re now getting one-on-one appointments with the White House staff and we’re included in White [Read More...]

The Police Prayer Pops Up All Over the Place

A collection of more local government agencies with God on their websites, all courtesy of Barry McGowan. In the city of Rose Hill, Kansas, the police link to the Police Officer’s Prayer: That same prayer is linked to in the left sidebar of the Cornwall Community Police Service in Ontario, Canada. It’s also featured on [Read More...]

God to be Engraved in Visitor Center

This post is by Jesse Galef, who works for the Secular Coalition for America.  He also blogs at Rant & Reason … Nothing says “Visitor Center” like excluding 15% of Americans in large, engraved letters: House Committee Approves Engraving ‘In God We Trust’ in Capitol Visitor Center The House Administration Committee has unanimously approved a [Read More...]