The Religious Right’s Plan Backfires Again

Sometimes the Christian Right wins a battle… only to have it backfire on them. For example, they were the ones who pushed to have Christian clubs in public high schools, and that’s the main reason Secular Student Alliance groups are now able to exist (and I predict they’ll spread quickly). Here’s another perfect example of [Read More...]

New York Town Clerk: If Gays Can Marry, I Can’t Do My Job

It hasn’t even been a week since gay marriage was legalized in New York, but already you have people of faith complaining that they won’t be able to do their jobs: Barbara MacEwen, the town clerk in upstate Volney who is responsible for signing marriage licenses in the town, said she’s morally opposed to same-sex [Read More...]

Atheists Protest Harrisburg Mayor’s ‘Prayer to Fix the Financial Crisis’

Remember how Harrisburg, Pennsylvania’s Mayor Linda Thompson was planning “a three-day fast and prayer campaign to cure the city’s daunting money woes”? Well, members of the Pennsylvania Nonbelievers were joined by American Atheists president Dave Silverman on Friday during a protest outside Harrisburg’s City Hall: (Image credit: Shannon Fields) Justin Vacula has done a nice [Read More...]

Keeping God Off of Georgia License Plates

The state of Georgia is holding an online vote to decide its next license plate: The winning design will be displayed on millions of vehicles in Georgia and wherever Georgia vehicles travel nationwide. Wouldn’t you know it, a few of the designs happen to mention God… Thankfully, they’re not all that silly. But just in [Read More...]

Kansas Could Become the First State Without an Abortion Clinic

When a state government is run mostly by theists who know how to set aside their silly religious beliefs for the good of society, you get progress… as we saw in New York last night. When a state government is run by theists who are guided by nothing but their religious beliefs… well, you’re now [Read More...]