Constance McMillen’s Fake Prom

Constance McMillen‘s been through hell and back standing up for herself. All she wanted to do was attend her senior prom with her girlfriend. But her Fulton, Mississippi high school canceled prom in response. Money was donated (and rejected) so she could attend an alternative prom. She didn’t need an alternative prom, though, because she [Read More...]

An Atheist-Friendly Oklahoma License Plate?

To the people of Oklahoma: Want this license plate? It hasn’t been made yet, but it could be. To get license plates in Oklahoma with the phrase, “In Reason We Trust” 750 citizens of Oklahoma will need to agree to purchase the plate. This plate will be between $15 to $20. More information will be [Read More...]

A Debate on Organized Religion in the 21st Century

Several years ago, before the New Atheist books were ever published, I saw video of a debate between Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz and right-wing nut and former Republican presidential candidate Alan Keyes over the question “Does Organized Religion Have the Answers to 21st Century Problems?” Now that C-SPAN now has their entire archive online, [Read More...]

What Atheist Should Be on Obama’s Faith Advisory Council?

President Obama has a “President’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships” consisting of 25 people. They help advise the Office of Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. Strikingly, there are no atheists on the Council. There are Jews, Catholics, Protestants, Episcopalians, Methodists, Baptists, Muslims, Interfaith-supporters… but no non-theists. When I was at Syracuse University a [Read More...]

Lebanese Man to be Beheaded for Practicing “Sorcery”

***Update***: The execution is now on hold. … Ali Hussain Sibat was the host of a popular show in Lebanon in which he “would predict the future on his show and give out advice to his audience.” In other words, he was a Middle Eastern Miss Cleo. Two years ago, he went to Saudi Arabia [Read More...]