2012 Democratic National Platform: Promotes Faith, Ignores Atheists

The Democratic Party just released its 2012 platform. There will be a lot of talk about the inclusion of marriage equality (yay!), but what does it say about faith? In short, atheists aren’t going to be happy: Faith. Faith has always been a central part of the American story, and it has been a driving [Read More...]

Support These Young Atheists’ Fight Against a Praying City Commission

There have been a couple of posts on this site about Tommy Coleman and Brandon Jones, two college students who are currently battling the Hamilton County Commissioners (in Tennessee) because they pray “in Jesus’ name” at meetings: In order to pay for the filing fees and court costs associated with the case, they need to [Read More...]

No Wonder They Lied During Their Speeches

(via Scenes from a Multiverse — Thanks to Rory for the link!) [Read more...]

Christian Puts Up Billboard with Bible Verse Not Realizing He Just Threatened the President’s Life

A billboard featuring President Obama and a Biblical reference is getting investigated by the Secret Service: Milton Neitsch, Jr. of Victoria, Texas put up a billboard (in accusatory “Arabic”-y font) saying “Pray for Obama” and “Psalms 109:8″ because the verse in question says this: Let his days be few; and let another take his office. [Read More...]

Why Mitt Romney Won’t Talk About His Faith

In the Los Angeles Review of Books, Laurie Winer has an incredible #longread piece documenting both the history of the Mormon Church and Mitt Romney‘s reluctance to talk about it at all. No doubt, Republicans will want to denounce this piece as some sort of attack on his faith. It’s not. It’s an honest telling [Read More...]