Friend or Foe 2009

Guess where the Christian Right doesn’t want you to shop this year? Anywhere that uses the word “holiday” in lieu of “Christmas” in their advertising, of course. Liberty Counsel has released its 7th annual “Naughty & Nice list” (PDF) This year, don’t you dare shop at Office Depot: Web site: “Christmas” search only produced “Holiday” [Read More...]

Yes, Virginia… There Is No God

Since they won’t be putting up Nativity scenes or atheist plaques in the Washington state Capitol Building this year, the Freedom From Religion Foundation decided to buy adspace for a few hundred of these ads on Seattle buses. Provocative? Of course. Accurate? Not in the least. Atheists don’t (and shouldn’t) say, “There is no God” [Read More...]

Help Washington State Ban Displays of Faith in the Capitol Building

Remember when the Freedom From Religion Foundation created a media firestorm after putting up a pro-atheist plaque next to a nativity scene in the Washington state Capitol building last Winter? Everyone wanted a symbol of their faith allowed in the building after that and officials had to put a moratorium on further displays. This year, [Read More...]

Bill Donohue and Me

Hemant has been urging me to tell this story, and with the recent mentions of Bill Donohue, it seems like a good time to bring this up: Yes, I’m laughing at Bill Donohue on Fox News.  (Here’s a link) This happened was while I worked for the American Humanist Association, when we had put up [Read More...]

No Religious Displays in the Capitol Building This Year

Last Winter, the Freedom From Religion Foundation began a media controversy when they decided to put their own pro-atheist plaque next to a nativity scene in the Washington state Capitol building The reason they did it was to make a point: You cannot allow one religion’s beliefs to be represented on government property while rejecting [Read More...]


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