International Humanist Group Issues Report on Anti-Atheist Discrimination Around the World

The International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU) has just released a 540-page report on the rights of non-religious people around the world. And the outlook is as depressing as you might suspect. Just look at all the countries guilty of “Grave Violations” of freedom of thought:

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Artists Called to Submit Proposals for Non-Religious Holiday Display in New Haven (CT)

Whenever we hear about Nativity scenes on public property, and secular displays put up in response, we’re usually talking about something snarky or explicitly non-theistic. A banner with an in-your-face message, a Satanic display featuring a not-so-well-known Bible verse, a secular Nativity featuring the Bill of Rights, etc.

In New Haven, Connecticut, the Yale Humanist Community has put out a call for artists to create a special installation that would go up on the town green every year and offers something positive to the community:

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After Removing Christian Crosses from Wall, Arkansas Government Officials Put Them Right Back Up

Last month, the Freedom From Religion Foundation sent a letter to the Craighead County Assessor’s Office in Arkansas regarding a violation of church/state separation. If you visited the office, there were Christian crosses everywhere:

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In Court, Planned Parenthood Shooter Calls Himself “Warrior for the Babies”

On November 27th, Robert Lewis Dear attacked a Planned Parenthood facility in Colorado Springs, killing three people and wounding nine others. Despite months of engaging in dangerously inflammatory rhetoric targeting the health care organization, sparked largely by a series of debunked “organ sales” videos that were designed to “destroy” the group, conservatives were anxious to assert that the shooting had nothing at all to do with anti-abortion views.

It was a bank robbery, unrelated to Planned Parenthood, some believed. Even after news broke that the accused killer had told police that he was worried about “baby parts,” Republican Presidential hopeful Ted Cruz tried to tie the shooting to a “transgendered liberal activist.

Apparently, the shooter missed the memo that this had nothing to with abortion. At a court appearance today, he both admitted guilt and defined his own motives very clearly.

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Christian Website Blurs Out “Just Be Good for Goodness’ Sake” in Atheist Billboard Image

I know there are Christians who read this site. So maybe one of you can tell me why decided to blur out part of American Atheists’ new billboard:

It’s not like they blurred out anything controversial…

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