No More Muhammad Images in Tennessee?

A new law (PDF) in Tennessee could get a lot of atheists in trouble. Tennessee legislators have passed an extraordinary law that makes it a crime to “transmit or display an image” online that is likely to “frighten, intimidate or cause emotional distress” to someone who sees it. Violations can get you almost a year [Read More...]

Unnecessary Outrage

Jessica Hagy found a way to link up Anthony Weiner with the Muhammad cartoons. Well played, Jessica… (via Indexed) [Read more...]

Tell Me Again Why There Are No Humanist Chaplains in the Military?

According to Stars and Stripes, Pratima Dharm has just been named “the first Hindu chaplain to serve the Department of Defense.” She’s trained to help everyone, of course, but she knows the Hindu traditions better than anyone else out there and can be there for those soldiers specifically. But having a Hindu chaplain available, even [Read More...]

Governor Rick Perry Wants Politicians and the Public to Pray

Sorry for the alliteration overload. Texas Governor Rick Perry knows our country has a problem. Right now, America is in crisis: we have been besieged by financial debt, terrorism, and a multitude of natural disasters. But instead of tackling any of those problems, Perry wants to waste time praying… and he wants all of you [Read More...]

What Do You Think Of This Invocation?

In Austin, Texas, State Rep. Donna Howard was invited to give the invocation address for the first day of the legislature’s special session on Tuesday, and she delivered something that, frankly, I’m surprised to hear coming out of that state. It’s educational. It’s inclusive. It has a moment of silence, but maybe we can let [Read More...]