When It Comes to the Oscars, God is Less Important Than Harvey Weinstein

How often do Academy Award winners thank God?

Not nearly as often as I suspected. Rebecca Rolfe, a grad student at the Georgia Institute of Technology, put together a database of the speeches given by every major Oscar winner and you can now search through her results. [Read more...]

Texas Rep. Proposes Cutting Funding From School Districts Offering Domestic Partner Benefits

Last year, Pflugerville school district in Texas became the first in the state to offer benefits to domestic partners of employees, whether gay or straight. But some legislators say that move goes against the values Texans apparently hold dear.

Rep. Drew Springer, a Republican state representative from the state’s Cooke County, proposed a bill this week that would slash healthcare funding by 7.5 percent for school districts that offer benefits to employees’ domestic partners — a major blow to those districts and their staffs: [Read more...]

The Catholic Church Could Do So Much Better… But It Won’t

Herb Silverman, founder of the Secular Coalition for America, doesn’t think that the Catholic Church will change much under a new Pope, but he holds out a bit of hope: [Read more...]

Point of Inquiry Interviews Steven Pinker About the Decline of Violence

At the 2013 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting in Boston, Point of Inquiry hosts Chris Mooney and Indre Viskontas interviewed Steven Pinker, author most recently of The Better Angels of our Nature: Why Violence has Declined: [Read more...]

Dave Muscato Becomes American Atheists’ New Public Relations Director

Congratulations to Dave Muscato for becoming the new Public Relations Director for American Atheists, taking over for the recently-departed Teresa MacBain. [Read more...]


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