Tradition Doesn’t Justify Bigotry, Not in Religion and Not in Soccer

Sports fans tend to be loud, obnoxious, and in your face. I should know; I’m one of them. Because of this, bigotry can often be displayed publicly by a country’s sports fans.

Earlier this week, fans of a Russian soccer team, Zenit St. Petersburg, called for non-white and gay players to be excluded from the team. [Read more...]

Atheist Billboards Go Up Across Virginia

This is the image on four new billboards put up by the Blue Ridge Coalition of Reason (in Virginia):

The four billboards — seen in Roanoke, Lynchburg, Farmville, and Charlottesville — were put up by the United Coalition of Reason at a cost of $3,500 and will remain up through mid-January. [Read more...]

The Superintendent of the Kountze Independent School District Just Resigned

It’s been a while since we’ve heard about the Kountze High School cheerleaders and their Bible-promoting banners. There still won’t be a decision in the case until the summer. [Read more...]

Did President Obama Alienate Atheists With His Speech in Newtown?

On Sunday night, President Obama spoke at what was called an “interfaith” vigil for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary shootings. And, as it usually does, “interfaith” was basically just a code word for “Christian,” given all the religious references in it:

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The Orleans Parish School Board in Louisiana Just Voted to Ban Creationism from Their Schools

Louisiana has a lot of problems when it comes to education. Governor Bobby Jindal, for example, passed a voucher plan over the summer that would give more than $11,000,000 of taxpayer money to private schools that teach Creationism, despite the fact that their curriculums wouldn’t meet the state’s science standards.

But one school district has taken a big step toward making science education better for students. [Read more...]


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