Atheist Students Urge Leaders of Both Parties to Adopt Godless Platforms at Their Conventions

Over the weekend, during the Secular Student Alliance’s conference in Columbus, Ohio, attendees sent more than 200 letters to the leaders of both political parties’ platform committees urging them to adopt secular language at their conventions.

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Don’t Worry, Atheists; You’re Probably Fine

Seen in Bellingham, Washington:

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Conservatives Are Flipping Out Over a College Skeptic Group’s Abortion Rights Display

Last week the University of North Georgia Skeptics Society held an event designed to get people talking about reproductive rights. They made fetus-shaped cookies, handed out pizza, and put out signs that encouraged students to write down why abortion should stay legal. The event itself was pretty routine. There weren’t many complaints (other than from students who generally oppose abortion itself).

But the other day, after conservative blogger Matt Walsh posted this image from the event on Facebook, it quickly began circulating around the anti-abortion blogosphere:

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I’ll Be Speaking in South Dakota This Tuesday

Just a heads up! I’ll be speaking at the University of South Dakota (in Vermillion) this Tuesday night at 7:00p. It’s free to attend, children are welcome, and I think even religious people will find it interesting.

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For Easter, There’s a Display Honoring Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Wisconsin State Capitol

A couple of years ago, the Atheists, Humanists, & Agnostics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison discovered that anyone could put up a display in the State Capitol Building as long as the person filled out the proper paperwork.

So to counter the Nativity Scenes around Christmas, they put up signs honoring gods from Game of Thrones.

Last Easter, they honored the Flying Spaghetti Monster.

And this year? They’re going with Jedis.

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