How Are Atheists Reacting to SCOTUS Nominee Sonia Sotomayor?

President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor hasn’t issued many rulings on church/state separation cases. Not major ones, anyway. Howard Friedman has a roundup of her opinions on religion-related cases at Religion Clause. This puts atheist and secular church/state watchdog groups in a tough position: Should they support her or issue no statement at all? [Read More...]

Mainline Clergy Support Church/State Separation

The 2008 Clergy Voices Survey involved surveying senior clergy from the seven largest Mainline denominations of Christianity — United Methodist Church, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, American Baptist Churches USA, Presbyterian Church USA, Episcopal Church, United Church of Christ, and Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) — on a variety of issues. The findings are not [Read More...]

Christian School Shuts Down Democratic Party Club

Liberty University, founded by the late Jerry Falwell, has decided to stop recognizing the Democratic Party club at the school “because its parent organization stands against the conservative Christian school’s moral principles.” Mark Hine, the VP for Student Affairs sent this email to the organization last week: … Even though this club may not support [Read More...]

A Secular Welcome to Iceland’s Parliament

My friend Hope Knutsson is president of Sidmennt (The Icelandic Ethical Humanist Association). Her group was all over the news (in Iceland and beyond) this week because of what they did to welcome in their new Parliament — it was an idea hatched and implemented in under 36 hours. Here’s her story: The new session [Read More...]

More Stupidity on Climate Change

This post is by Jesse Galef, who works for the American Humanist Association … Ladies and gentlemen, for your daily dose of stupid, I give you Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX) quotes explaining why he doesn’t want to do anything about greenhouse gasses (via Thinkprogress): “I would also point out that CO2, carbon dioxide, is not [Read More...]