FFRF Puts Atheist Sign in Illinois Capitol Building

Last year, the Illinois Capitol building in Springfield played host to an atheist sign, courtesy of the Freedom From Religion Foundation: This year, the sign will be going back up We don’t think religion, or irreligion, belongs in state capitols,” noted Dan Barker, Foundation co-president and author of the book, “Godless: How an Evangelical Preacher [Read More...]

I Said, Wish Me A Merry Christmas, Dammit!

The Wish Me A Merry Christmas Campaign is trying to get Christians to wear buttons reading “It’s OK, Wish Me A Merry Christmas” when shopping this holiday season. A letter they ask Christians to give to store managers also lists the following statistics (PDF): 97% of Americans celebrate Christmas. 53% of Americans are offended when [Read More...]

Atheism Inherently Offends

by Jesse Galef I don’t often disagree with Herb Silverman but it does happen on occasion. The man is a constant source of clever phrases, inspiring ideas, and good humor. But there’s a reason I stopped quoting him where I did in my earlier post about the American Humanist Association’s new ad campaign. In his [Read More...]

FOX News Angry at Lack of Religious Displays in Washington State Capitol

FOX News Channel can’t believe it. The Capitol Building in Washington state isn’t allowing atheist displays or Nativity scenes or anything else… How *dare* the state government treat all groups equally?! Essentially, they’re reporting on what is a lack of news. They cover it if no religious/non-religious displays go up. They cover it if atheist [Read More...]

The “War on Christmas” in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania

In Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, local officials have allowed a Nativity scene to be placed near a local public fountain. This is illegal, of course, but the PA Nonbelievers (PAN) took the high road in dealing with this. They wanted to put up a sign near the Nativity Scene which would read “Celebrating Solstice — Honoring Atheist [Read More...]