President Obama’s New Transportation Secretary Issued ‘Day of Reason’ Proclamation Last Year

The person President Obama has selected to be our country’s next Transportation Secretary, Charlotte (North Carolina) Mayor Anthony Foxx, did something last year that may raise some eyebrows in conservative circles: He signed a proclamation declaring May 3rd as “A Day of Reason” at the urging of the Charlotte Atheists and Agnostics:

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The Fascinating Religious Makeup of British Columbia

Earlier this month, the British Columbia Humanist Association commissioned a poll to find out about the religious makeup of their province and how much support there is for secular values. What they found was remarkable: Only one in three British Columbians are religious. What’s more, nearly 30% of the population was atheist or agnostic. (Sample size was 600 and the poll has a margin of error of 4%)

They’re going to be analyzing and releasing the results of their poll over the next several weeks, but they’ve created two infographics that display the biggest findings:

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Chutes and Ladders: Religious Edition

I can’t believe no one created this before: Chutes and Ladders: Religious Edition:

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Secular Student Alliance Week 2013

I became involved in secular activism over a decade ago when I started a Secular Student Alliance chapter at my college. I later ran for and got elected to their Board of Directors and ended up chairing that board for several years. If I hadn’t gotten involved with them, I don’t think I would ever have started this website (or written any books).

The year I got involved with the SSA, we had under 50 college affiliates across the country. As I write this, there are around 400 chapters, including nearly 70 at the high school level. A number of campuses even run their own free conferences.

It’s just a staggering amount of growth in such a short time and we have to keep it going while the momentum is on our side.

Today marks the beginning of SSA Week 2013:

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This is What Happens When the Australian Christian Lobby Fails to Register the Most Obvious Domain Name

The Australian Christian Lobby, basically the equivalent of a Christian Right group in America, uses the domain www.acl.org.au to espouse their anti-gay, anti-choice rhetoric. Okay, fine, their right… but I guess nobody told them they should also snatch up australianchristianlobby.org while they’re at it. It was just sitting there for the longest time…

So a group of awesome women from Melbourne have taken that domain and turned it into a site for Australian Cat Ladies:

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