Religion in Senate Healthcare Bill

This post is by Jesse Galef – The late senator Kennedy used to be quite good on separation of church and state issues, but he had a weakness for helping Christian Science.  Call me cynical if you like, but it might have to do with the fact that the Church of Christ, Scientist is based [Read More...]

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Secret Message

This post is by Jesse Galef – We humans are so intent on finding meaning in things that we have a tendency to find it even where none was intended.  It’s what we call a false positive and it happens all the time.  We often hear about people seeing the Jesus or the virgin Mary [Read More...]

No Crucifixes in Italian Public Schools Anymore

After decades in which Christian crosses were placed in public school classrooms in Italy, it looks like they’ll finally be taken down. The decision was handed down by a panel of seven judges at the court in Strasbourg. They said that the display of crucifixes, which is common but not mandatory in Italian schools, violated [Read More...]

Asheville City Council Election Update

I know there are more important elections happening out there right now (you did vote No on 1 if you live in Maine, right?), but there’s an update on the City Council race in Asheville, NC. This was the race in which atheist Cecil Bothwell was up against forces using his non-theism against him. So [Read More...]

LAPD Cuts Ties with Boy Scouts Because of Their Bigotry

Go, LAPD! The Los Angeles Police Department wants to stop working with the organization that runs its Explorer program for youths because the group is linked to Boy Scouts of America, which bans gays from becoming members. The organization, Learning for Life, was spun off from Boy Scouts of America. A department official told the [Read More...]