Debunking the Hate Crimes Myth

Federal hate crimes laws currently do not protect people who are victims due to their sexual orientation. Conservative Christians keep complaining that if a current bill — the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act — gets passed, they won’t be able to spew their anti-gay rhetoric in church. Which isn’t true [Read More...]

A Real Statement from Albuquerque City Council Member Don Harris

There’s been a lot of back and forth here on the Albuquerque city council election between incumbent Don Harris and challenger David Barbour. Harris was re-elected, but certain issues have not yet been resolved. In summary, Harris criticized Barbour for being an atheist and contributing to a “Charles Darwin” scholarship, among other things. He sent [Read More...]

2012 Presidential Election: Obama vs. Creationist?

Among the current frontrunners for the 2012 Republican Presidential nomination are Mike Huckabee, Sarah Palin, and Tim Pawlenty. What do they have in common? They don’t accept evolution. Razib Khan writes: … it looks like 3 of the front-runners for the G.O.P. nomination are rather frank Creationists… I’m skeptical about any of these as likely [Read More...]

Iraqi Atheism

Looks like Americans are making a difference in Iraq in at least one positive way: We’re teaching Iraqis about atheism. It’s dangerous for anyone to say they don’t believe in a god in such a predominantly Muslim nation, but some brave Iraqis are even forming groups! “Iraq is a land without God or any other [Read More...]

Atheists March in Poland

Today is the day that hundreds of atheists in Poland are staging a coming out march: What is the significance of this march? “We want to show that there are non-believers living in Poland,” Ewelina Podsiad, the chief organiser of the march, told the Krakow Post. According to the MAiA website, the non-theist minority needs [Read More...]