Troy Chancellor Jack Hawkins Has No Clue How to Apologize for the Inappropriate Religious Video He Sent Students

Chancellor Jack Hawkins of Alabama’s Troy University, who sent a completely inappropriate anti-atheist video to the entire student body and faculty last week, has finally issued a lengthier explanation of what he was trying to do. It’s not a better explanation. Just a longer one.

This was his original email:



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Ethical Humanist Society of Chicago Launches Billboard Campaign Reaching Out to the Godless

The Ethical Humanist Society of Chicago just launched its first billboard campaign today on the north side of the city:



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Atheist Billboards Go Up in Florida, Alabama, and Mississippi

Today, four different billboards are going up in the cities of Pensacola, Florida; Mobile, Alabama; and Gulfport, Mississippi to mark the launch of the Gulf Coast Coalition of Reason, made up of fifteen separate organizations:



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In Response to Christian Club at Elementary School, Some Atheists Are Launching a Skeptics Group for Kids

The Good News Club is a weekly program targeting elementary school children, because Christians love to indoctrinate kids before they start asking critical questions. (If you haven’t read it yet, check out Katherine Stewart‘s fantastic book about the organization.)

When a GNC began at Fairbanks Road Elementary School in New York, Monroe County residents Dan Courtney, Bill Courtney, and Kevin Davis weren’t sure how to respond. It wasn’t illegal for the group to be there, but they wanted an alternative for parents like them who preferred more skeptical fare for their kids.

So they began a group of their own and it’s launching next week.



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After Pressure from Atheists, Grand Haven City Council Puts a Stop to Giant Hydraulic Cross

A few months ago, I posted about a giant hydraulic cross that goes up several times a year atop Dewey Hill in Grand Haven, Michigan:



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