Grady Judd Wants to Take a Stand Against the Constitution

A couple days ago, I mentioned that Polk County (Florida) Sheriff Grady Judd removed basketball hoops from the county jail — because why should criminals be allowed any sort of fun recreation? — and gave them to local churches. The Atheists of Florida were already planning a lawsuit. What’s happened in the past couple days? [Read More...]

New Washington, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray’s First Act: Discriminate Against Atheists

***Update***: A peaceful protest of the event will occur this Sunday, January 2nd, from 6:30a – 8:15a at Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place, NW. If you can come, please bring signs showing how you feel. Examples include: “We Vote Too!” “There’s Room for Everyone in Government!” “Atheists Left Out in the Cold.” Please [Read More...]

From the Local Jail to the Local Churches

In Florida, Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd decided to remove basketball hoops from the county jail: “It just bothered me that people would drive by and say, ‘I’m working hard, and the guys are sitting in the county jail playing basketball,’” Judd told FOX 13 on Thursday. “Well, no basketball, no more.” Alright, fine. I’m [Read More...]

Colorado Atheists Speak at City Council Meeting: Victory?

They usually start city council meetings in Grand Junction, Colorado with Christian prayers. That’s not just “bothersome,” as one news article notes. It’s illegal and it needs to stop. At least the Western Colorado Atheists and Freethinkers are trying to get their message included in the mix. They’ll get a chance to speak before the [Read More...]

Malaysian Homosexual Now Faces Death Threats from Muslims

Azwan Ismail is a brave man in trouble. He recently came out publicly as gay (as part of Dan Savage‘s It Gets Better project): Because he lives in the Islamic country of Malaysia, where homosexual acts are illegal, he’s getting death threats: Azwan Ismail told The Associated Press in a telephone interview Tuesday he was [Read More...]