Illinois Rob Sherman Files Lawsuit Against Illinois Governor to Block Religious Grants

Rob Sherman, the atheist from Chicago who has a long history of filing lawsuits supporting church/state separation, has outdone himself this time. He filed a federal lawsuit (PDF) “to block $2.3 billion in Illinois grants from the $31 billion Capital Bill that was enacted into law last year.” This is something he has been working [Read More...]

Obama Mentions Non-Believers in Easter Address

Yeah, he’s pandering the the religious base by saying a lot of this, but it’s worth taking note President Obama mentioned non-believers in his recent weekly address: This is a week of faithful celebration. On Monday and Tuesday nights, Jewish families and friends in the United States and around the world gathered for a Seder [Read More...]

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...]