A Mother and Daughter Discuss the Lack of Atheist Presidents in This Beautiful Visual Story

Last month, I posted about a conversation between Kate Cohen and her nine-year-old daughter. She wanted to be the first female President, but since that box may be checked off by the time she’s old enough to run, Kate suggested she consider becoming the first atheist President instead.

The Washington Post took her story and animated it, and the result is just incredibly cool. Start here and scroll your way down.



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Judge Dismisses Anonymous Christians’ Lawsuit to Keep Giant Cross in Grand Haven, Michigan

Last year, I posted about a giant hydraulic cross that went up several times a year atop Dewey Hill in Grand Haven, Michigan:



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This is What the Secular Student Alliance Did for Me

This is a guest post written by Dave Churvis as part of Secular Students Week. Dave is Program Manager for the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science.

I first got involved with Secular Student Alliance after transferring colleges.

When I arrived at my new home, Georgia State University, I knew that I wanted to find some fellow atheist students. I had heard of the SSA through Hemant’s blog, so I looked at the group’s website to see if there was already an affiliate at my school. There wasn’t, so I decided to form Secular Panthers, which later became Georgia State’s affiliate of the Secular Student Alliance.

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Westboro Baptist Church Promised to Picket a Wizard Wedding, but They Were No-Shows When It Happened

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling was one of many celebrating Ireland’s historic vote to legalize same sex weddings last month. One of her tweets in particular, proposing a wedding between Dumbledore and Gandalf in Ireland, caught the eye of the Westboro Baptist Church. Keen to demonstrate their brilliant sense of humor, Westboro tweeted back an image replete with their typically vitriolic language, and a threat to protest such a wedding if ever it occurred.

So how do you respond to such a hate-filled attempt at humor?

You out-troll them, obviously.

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Springfield (MO) City Council Member Says “In God We Trust” Sign Isn’t About Religion

Justin Burnett (below) was elected to a seat on the Springfield (Missouri) City Council in April and he’s already a true politician, doing nothing to help the people he represents but making sure he’s scoring points for Jesus:



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