14-Year-Old Secular Humanist Charged with Criminal Homicide in Her Mother’s Death

Earlier this year, Craig Stephen Hicks killed three Muslim students near the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus. One of the storylines that developed in the case was that Hicks was an atheist — his Facebook page featured a constant stream of atheist memes — even though there’s no evidence (then or now) that his religious beliefs had anything to do with his crime.

That’s why I’m bracing myself for what people are going to say about 14-year-old Jamie Silvonek.



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New York Boy Scouts Call BS on the BSA, Hiring a Gay Man Despite Ban on LGBT Adults

When the Boy Scouts of America lifted its ban on gay scouts in 2013, nobody busted out the rainbow flags and declared a cultural victory. That’s because in the same breath, the organization upheld its ban on LGBT adult scout leaders, essentially saying that a gay Boy Scout was “trustworthy, loyal and helpful” only until [Read More…]

Canadian Politician Quits Party and Becomes an Independent Following Backlash from His Anti-Evolution Rants

This week, Canadian MP James Lunney quit the Conservative party and became an Independent after claiming his party was guilty of “deliberate attempts to suppress a Christian world view.”

In an interview with the CBC’s Evan Solomon, Lunney (apparently not pronounced “looney”) gave a hilarious defense of his anti-science, anti-reality beliefs (beginning at 1:09:17):



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Babies. The Answer Was Babies.

There was a Cards Against Humanity tournament at the American Atheists convention last night with proceeds going to charity.

I’m just saying: whoever played this hand better have won the round:

(Thanks to Todd for the image)

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According to the Theory of Evolution, Is Every Offspring a Slightly New Species?

For Darwin Day, Richard Dawkins answered questions about evolution for his viewers. The latest one discusses whether every offspring is a slightly new species:



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