Atheists Argue About AP Article

A couple days ago, an article discussing the upcoming The New Humanism conference at Harvard circulated through the Associated Press wire. The story was picked up by many papers, including the Washington Post, the New York Times, and the Guardian. This was personally exciting if for no other reason that the Secular Student Alliance that [Read More…]

Secular Coalition Contest Winner

After all that has been written about Congressman Pete Stark‘s coming out as a nontheist, the one thing that was left out was who actually won the Secular Coalition for America’s contest. Who nominated Pete Stark as the highest ranking, elected, nontheistic public official? In fact, two people had nominated Stark, and since this wasn’t [Read More…]

What Exactly IS Congressman Stark?

There are a lot of guessing games going on as to what “nontheist” actually means. In Congressman Pete Stark‘s case, here’s what happened: When the Secular Coalition for America wrote to him, he filled in the choice that read: “I am a nontheist* and describe myself as: _________________. I also agree to allow the Secular [Read More…]

Behind the Scenes of Congressman Pete Stark’s Announcement

On Monday, March 12, the Secular Coalition for America announced that Congressman Pete Stark (D-CA) is the first openly nontheistic congressperson in history. Congressman Stark has served in Congress for California’s 13th District since 1973. He is currently a senior member of the Ways and Means Committee and the Chairman of its Health Subcommittee. He [Read More…]

Tomorrow’s Announcement

After the Secular Coalition for America announces the first openly nontheistic congressperson in history tomorrow, stay tuned here for a behind-the-scenes look at how the announcement happened from start to finish, along with the names of the other openly nontheistic elected officials! (Oh yes, there are others!) [tags]Secular Coalition for America, atheist, atheism[/tags] [Read more…]