CNN Finally Featured a Black Voice in Their Atheism Coverage

A week after CNN published a longform profile of a happy atheist family and days after CNN aired an hour-long special called “Atheists: Inside the World of Non-believers,” they’re still squeezing as many pageviews as they can get out of this topic.

This weekend, they published a story about what atheists “want you to know”… and the atheists they spoke with were “Stan Bennett” (an atheist who still works as a minister), Jerry DeWitt, David Silverman, and Greg Epstein.

If you haven’t noticed, all the people mentioned so far (including the family) have been white. In the case of the special, they were almost all white men. The follow-up article featured only white men.

There was a lot of chatter on my Facebook wall and elsewhere about how awful this decision was, especially on the heels of the special. Why pick four white guys again?!

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A Compilation of Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Best Arguments and Comebacks

Here’s a compilation of Neil deGrasse Tyson‘s best arguments and comebacks. (I could watch this all day.)



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Would I Ever Admit if I Found God?

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses whether I would ever admit if I suddenly “found God.”



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National Portrait Gallery Honors Comedian George Carlin

Yesterday, the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. added a photo of comedian (and memorable religion-critic) George Carlin to the collection after a public vote:



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Kentucky Officials File Motion for Federal Judge to Dismiss Ken Ham’s Ark Encounter Lawsuit

We already know Creationist Ken Ham‘s Ark Encounter, better known as the Noah’s Ark theme park, is in trouble.

In December, they were ruled ineligible to receive a tax incentive worth up to $18,000,000 that could put their entire project in jeopardy.

They were ineligible for the rebate because Ark Encounter — a for-profit business — was discriminating in its hiring. That may be fine for their non-profit ministry, but it’s not okay for a business that wants the tax incentive.

It’s that simple.

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