How to Respond to the Westboro Baptist Church Protest of Twitter

Fred Phelps and his crew descended upon Twitter’s offices in San Francisco the other day. Protesters were ready. And hilarious. I love seeing absurd beliefs fought like this. So much better than a shouting match. And there are plenty more examples of fighting crazy with humor when it comes to the Westboro Baptist Church. It’s [Read More...]

Opposing the Invisible Alien Ritual

In Tampa, Florida, the City Council conducts pre-meeting prayers. Not surprisingly, atheists are not happy about this and they want to see the practice stopped. (I’m not sure where non-Christians are, but they have a right to be mad, too. Hell, so do Christians who support church/state separation.) But there’s a right way and a [Read More...]

Should Humanists Deliver Invocations?

At the Secular Student Alliance website, Andrew Lovley (who delivered a secular message at an inauguration ceremony a couple months ago) argues that Humanists should continue to deliver invocations: Invocations delivered by humanists could stand out from most religious invocations by emphasizing human potential rather than human abasement. The standard religious invocation calls upon a [Read More...]

Atheists Oppose Obama’s Appearance at National Prayer Breakfast

Last year, when President Obama spoke at the National Prayer Breakfast, he gave a shout-out to Secular Americans: There is no doubt that the very nature of faith means that some of our beliefs will never be the same. We read from different texts. We follow different edicts. We subscribe to different accounts of how [Read More...]

That’s Not Her Name

I know FOX News doesn’t like the Freedom From Religion Foundation… or the GLBT community. But this is ridiculous. FFRF’s co-president’s name is Annie Laurie Gaylor. It takes 0.04 seconds of Google-time to figure that out. But who needs research when you can do this? You can see the full video clip below (the part [Read More...]