Atheist TV Launch is Less Than a Week Away

American Atheists just posted this promotional video for their atheism-themed Roku channel. The premiere is Tuesday night:



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South Carolina County Council Approves “In God We Trust” Display Using Awful Reasoning

You’ll all be hardly surprised to learn that the York County Council in South Carolina voted last night to add an “In God We Trust” plaque to their meeting room:



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Humanists Hold Congressional Briefing on the Need for Non-Religious Military Chaplains

Earlier today, the American Humanist Association held a congressional briefing about the need for Humanist chaplains in the military.

Speakers included Jason Torpy (President of the Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers), Stephen Boyd (retired colonel and military chaplain), and Major Ryan Jean (current military member):



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Tony Dungy Says He Wouldn’t Have Drafted Gay NFL Player Michael Sam, and His Apology Doesn’t Help

It was an exciting moment when University of Missouri defensive lineman Michael Sam was drafted by the St. Louis Rams, potentially becoming the first openly gay person to play in the NFL. (Well, it was exciting for most of us.)

But in a recent interview with The Tampa Tribune‘s Ira Kaufman, former Indianapolis Colts coach (and Super Bowl winner) Tony Dungy said that he wouldn’t have drafted Sam on his team for reasons that have nothing to do with his abilities:

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The Fall of the House of Graham? Not So Fast

The faith heritage in the descendants of Billy Graham is starkly divided, most noticeably between his son Franklin Graham and his daughter’s son Rev. Tullian Tchividjian.

Fred Clark at Slacktivist is calling feud in part by pointing out how the elder Graham’s legacy has taken a very hard rightward turn under the leadership of Franklin, who leads the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association:



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