Pastafarian Tells Local Officials That She Wants Her Religion Represented in the Public Square

In 2010, the Chester County Commissioners (in Pennsylvania) passed a resolution allowing them to control what displays are put in front of the Chester County Courthouse. Essentially, they decided the best option was a display featuring Santa, a sleigh with gifts, candy canes, and the like. [Read more...]

Bill O’Reilly: ‘Christianity is Not a Religion; It’s a Philosophy’

Earlier tonight, our friend and American Atheists President Dave Silverman appeared on The O’Reilly Factor to discuss — what else? — the War on Christmas. [Read more...]

Kansas Mayor: We Would Have Kept the Cross on Our City Seal, but We Knew We Would Lose the Legal Battle

Back in September, the Freedom From Religion Foundation wrote to the town’s mayor, Daniel Friesen, politely urging the city (PDF) to discontinue its use of the seal: [Read more...]

Loudoun County Official Calls Atheists ‘Terrorists’ for Supporting Church/State Separation

Last year, there were nine holiday displays in front of the Loudoun County, Virginia courthouse. They were a mixture of Christian and non-Christian displays — mostly non-Christians ones, surprisingly. Some of the controversy stemmed from the fact that the first nine applicants were all approved, and that included a Christian display featuring a crucified Santa Claus. Good times. [Read more...]

A Writer at a Christian Pro-Life Website is Mad Because Sandra Fluke Is a Nominee For Time’s ‘Person of the Year’ Award

While I am utterly un-surprised that Steven Ertelt over at Christian pro-life website is displeased by the fact that Sandra Fluke is included on a list of nominees for Time magazine’s “Person of the Year” contest, I am amused by his attitude and apparent ignorance of why Fluke is an important person. [Read more...]