Yes, There Are Republican Atheists Out There. Here’s Why I’m One of Them

This is a guest post by Andrew L. He is a 40-something business consultant, former Christian, current atheist, and mountain biker. He lives in Denver. … I am an atheist Republican — a combination that seems so rare I sometimes wonder if I could be covered by the Endangered Species Act. Then again, I wonder [Read More...]

Justice Prevails: Supreme Court Will Not Hear Case of School District That Held Graduation at a Christian Church

In July of 2012, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the Elmbrook School District in Brookfield, Wisconsin violated the First Amendment when it held its graduation ceremonies in Elmbrook Church (an evangelical, non-denominational Christian church) from 2000 to 2009.

That’s not necessarily a Constitutional violation. Sometimes, it’s the only available space in a community large enough to fit a lot of people. It’s okay as long as there’s no overt proselytizing and all efforts are made to minimize the pro-Christian symbols and literature. But, in Brookfield, other venues were available, and this turned out to be a Jesus-pushing, giant-cross-right-on-stage graduation venue.

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Did a Teacher Get Fired Because He Was an Atheist?

Last fall, Kevin Pack was hired to teach German classes at Northridge High School in Middlebury, Indiana. As of March, he was no longer working there.

The school didn’t explain why, but the district released a statement the following month:

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So You’ve Left Islam… Now What?

Imtiaz Shams used to be a Muslim. He’s not anymore, and now he wants to help others who have left Islam but don’t quite know where to go from there.

He put together this wonderful video (the first in a trilogy) to begin answering some of the questions ex-Muslims may have:



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42% of Americans Are Creationists, but Don’t Lose All Hope Just Yet

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses a recent poll that said 42% of Americans are Creationists:



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