The Rise of the Godless

***Update***: The article is now available as a free PDF through the Secular Coalition for America. … A couple months ago, I was at a board meeting for the Secular Coalition for America. There was a reporter who sat in on a bit of our meeting, who asked us questions, spoke to group members individually, [Read More...]

Illinois’ Mandatory Moment of Silence Bill Is Just Prayer in Disguise

This story never fades. Last year, Illinois passed a Mandatory Moment of Silence and Prayer Act. After being sued, it was changed it a Voluntary Moment of Silence bill. Even that version was struck down as a “sham” by a judge. That’s old news. Now, Attorney General Lisa Madigan (a possible candidate to be the [Read More...]

An Atheist Alderman

Last year, I mentioned the ever-so-brief political career of Danny Ferguson. He was being considered by the Missouri Democratic Party to run for a seat in the state government. He was taken off their list once they found out he was an atheist (by Danny’s own admission). Danny hasn’t left politics altogether, though. He now [Read More...]

Why Did Elizabeth Dole’s Campaign Use the Atheist Attack Ads?

Remember a couple months ago when the North Carolina Senate race was in full swing? It was Republican incumbent Elizabeth Dole against Democratic challenger Kay Hagan. To many outside NC, Hagan was a relatively unknown figure — that is, until Dole’s campaign put out a press release saying she was promoting atheist values and had [Read More...]

Hey Pennsylvanians, Guess Where Your Tax Money is Going?

During this recession, it’s important for state governments to get their priorities straight. Which must be why the Pennsylvania General Assembly is spending $13,700 on only the most important things: With the state sinking deeper into a fiscal hole, the Pennsylvania General Assembly bought 220 Bibles and other holy books for legislators as they took [Read More...]