Zack Kopplin Speaks About His Anti-Creationism Battles

My friend Zack Kopplin has been leading the charge against the teaching of Creationism in Louisiana ever since he was in high school. A couple of months ago, he spoke to the Humanists of Houston about his battles: [Read more...]

Uganda Passes ‘Kill the Gays’ Bill

By the end of 2012, Uganda’s internationally contentious “Kill the Gays” bill will become law.

The highly religious, highly Christian country has been trying to get this bill passed since 2009, and it faced a great deal of criticism on an international level along the way: several European countries threatened to reduce aid to the country if the bill was passed.

Speaker Rebecca Kadaga described the bill’s passing as a “Christmas gift” for the Ugandan people. [Read more...]

It’s Official: Kyrsten Sinema Wins a Ticket to Congress, but Atheists Will Be Unrepresented in Congress Yet Again

The Associated Press has declared Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) the winner in her tight race for Congress: [Read more...]

Ask Richard: Religious Parents Terrifying Their Kids About the End of the World

Richard, Ever since the election, my Mormon family has been strongly convinced the “end of days” is upon us. My parents have terrified my younger siblings to the point where they can’t sleep at night, and my father is sending out numerous emails to prepare us all. I hate seeing them this upset over an [Read More...]

President Obama: When You Take the Oath of Office Again, Don’t Say ‘So Help Me God’

Article 2, Section 1 of the U.S. Constitution tells us the precise wording of the Presidential Oath of Office:

“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”

There’s no “So help me God” at the end of it.

Incidentally, there’s also no requirement that you have to put your hand on the Bible while you say it. (In fact in 2008, Obama’s official oath was performed without one entirely.) [Read more...]


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