Earlier today, the American Humanist Association, joined by a coalition of many national non-theistic groups, submitted amicus briefs to the U.S. Supreme Court in support of marriage equality. [Read more...]
American Humanist Association, Joined by Many Secular Groups, Files Amicus Briefs Defending Marriage Equality
Alabama Republican Leader: Adoption of Common Core Will Lead to Indoctrination of Children… Just Like Hitler Wanted
Here’s a lesson in public speaking: Never, ever, ever ask your audience if they “remember the quote by Hitler” to make your point. Unless you’re clearly saying it as a joke, whatever you’re about to say will be used against you.
But that’s what Alabama Federation of Republican Women president Elois Zeanah said to bring up the point that childhood indoctrination would lead to a changed society.
And what is she referring to?
Michael decided to do something rather brave to fight on the side of reason, and he went to last night’s council meeting to out himself as an atheist and ask the council to vote down further prayer activity at council meetings. [Read more...]
February has been a strange month for the Catholic Church. While those enthralled by the bubble that is the Vatican are still reeling after the Pope’s resignation, today, the most senior Catholic in Britain has been forced to step down amid allegations of “inappropriate behavior” dating back to the 1980s.
Cardinal Keith O’Brien (current holder of Stonewall’s ‘Bigot of the Year’ award) has been the Archbishop of St Andrews since 1985 and a Cardinal since 2003. He was due to step down from his post in March due to his age, but the Pope has now requested he leave early. [Read more...]
A petition has appeared on the Edinburgh City Council website raising the issue of religious observances in non-denominational schools in the city.
Currently, all schools in Edinburgh (be they non-religious state schools or otherwise) are required to provide religious education as well as opportunities to participate in religious observances. The legal mandate to do so dates all the way back to 1872. [Read more...]