Senator Ted Kennedy’s 1983 Speech at Liberty University

I was in bed the other night, checking Twitter one last time before falling asleep. That’s how I learned Senator Ted Kennedy had died. There have been a lot of wonderful things said about him by progressive groups over the past couple days, but I haven’t seen a lot of coverage about one of the [Read More...]

Nominees for the Bad Faith Award 2009

Last year, New Humanist magazine gave their first Bad Faith Award to Sarah Palin. The award goes to “the person who has made the year’s most outstanding contribution to talking unadulterated (and often destructive) nonsense about matters of religion.” Who should be nominated this year? Let them know! [Read more...]

Atheists and Ambiguous Wording

This post is by Jesse Galef, who works for the Secular Coalition for America. He also blogs at Rant & Reason … When Bruce Ledewitz (author of “Hallowed Secularism”) found out who I work for, he said with a grin that soon we would soon consider people like him, not the religious right, to be [Read More...]

Help Maine Keep Same-Sex Marriage Legal

Back in May, the Maine legislature legalized same-sex marriage. This November, voters in the state will have an opportunity to overturn that law. We can’t let that happen. Just as we saw with Proposition 8 in California in 2008, Maine voters will see Proposition 1 on their ballots this November. Hopefully, the majority will vote [Read More...]

Why Are There No Hurricanes in Florida? God, Says Governor

Florida Governor Charlie Crist knows exactly why there have been no major hurricanes in his home state the past few years: “Do you know the last time it was we had a hurricane in Florida? It’s been awhile. In 2007, I took my first trade mission. Do you know where I went?” said Crist, a [Read More...]