Miami Herald Columnist Uses “No Atheists in Foxholes” Phrase

Leonard Pitts, a syndicated columnist for the Miami Herald, wrote a decent article about how Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana has frequently opposed big government but is now backtracking because of the BP disaster: [Jindal] is singing a new song, starkly at odds with what he said last year in a speech before the Republican [Read More...]

Death Penalty Could Await Man Who Broke Free from Islam

The Maldives is a tiny island nation in the Indian Ocean. You wouldn’t want to live there. According to the revised constitution, in article two, it says that the republic “is based on the principles of Islam.” Article nine says that “a non-Muslim may not become a citizen of the Maldives”; number ten says that [Read More...]

Speaking Out Against City Council Invocations

Last week, I mentioned how Bill Knight, the mayor of Greensboro, North Carolina, decided to have prayers before city council meetings. Joshua Deaton and other members of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro Atheists/Agnostics/Skeptics attended a city council meeting to voice their opposition to the invocations. I was finally able to get a transcript [Read More...]

Michele Bachmann Introduces a Prayer Amendment into Defense Bill

What crazy thing did Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) do now? The Secular Coalition for America explains it like this: [Bachmann] introduced an amendment to the National Defense Authorization bill that would allow chaplains in the military to use specifically-Christian prayers at official military events. Here’s the exact wording of Bachmann’s amendment: #56 Would ensure that [Read More...]

Fargo Native Gets ISNOGOD License Plate!

Remember Brian Magee, the Fargo resident who wanted an ISNOGOD license plate? Today, he got a response from the North Dakota Department of Transportation: In a letter dated today to inform Magee that his plate will be issued as requested, Francis Ziegler, NDDOT’s director, said lawyers from the Attorney General’s office told transportation officials that [Read More...]