Do You Really Support Freedom of Speech?

“I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” (Attributed to, but not actually said by Voltaire) Richard Wade here. With all the recent controversy over billboards, I thought it might be a good time to reflect on our own attitudes toward freedom of speech. This [Read More...]

Elizabeth Dole’s Godless Ad Backfired

Democratic pollster John Anzalone says that Elizabeth Dole‘s “Godless” ad against North Carolina Senate seat opponent Kay Hagan “doomed Dole’s chances to keep the race close.” Hagan’s numbers “skyrocketed” after the ad was aired. “It would have been a much closer race [if she didn’t air the Godless ad]. Kay would have won by 3-4 [Read More...]

Al Gore on an Atheist President

This is fairly disappointing non-answer answer from Al Gore to the question “Do you think the U.S. will ever be ready for an atheist president?” He means to say: “No, we won’t be seeing an openly atheistic person in the White House anytime in the near future.” Glad I could clear that up. Why bother [Read More...]

Rally in Support of Gay Marriage

This Saturday, all over the country, there will be rallies held in support of gay marriage. This is not just a rally for the non-religious. It’d be great to see Christians, Mormons, and African-Americans at these rallies showing that they are in support of equal rights for everyone. Keith Olbermann said it well the other [Read More...]

Two Atheist Organizations Suggest Military Policy Recommendations for Barack Obama

We all know there is a serious problem for atheists in the military. From Jeremy Hall to Dustin Chalker to the Free Day Away program to the Christian Embassy videos to the many cases that never get reported at all, military atheists are subject to proselytization, denied promotions, and belittled by their superiors. Today, the [Read More...]