In Funny or Die Clip, Bill Maher Admits the Whole “Atheism” Thing Has Been an Act to Raise Money for Churches

In a Funny or Die clip that’ll make you smile, actress Annabelle Gurwitch catches Bill Maher praying in his dressing room. That forces Maher to explain that he’s an atheist like Stephen Colbert is a conservative. It’s all an act! He just takes the money from his stand-up shows and hands it over to local churches: “And not to charity stuff. They have that shit covered. This is strictly for enforcing religious dogma.”

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These Cheerleaders Are Leading Prayers Before Football Games Because Screw You, Atheists, That’s Why

Oneida High School in Tennessee used to announce prayers over the public address system before football games, in direct defiance of a Supreme Court decision banning such school-sponsored activities, but that’s since changed after the ACLU and FFRF wrote letters to TN districts warning them of the legal problems:

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An Open Letter to the Yale Muslims and Humanists Who Opposed Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s Speech

Last night, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, the author of Infidel and Nomad and a critic of Islam, spoke at Yale University. While the event itself went relatively smoothly, her presence wasn’t without conflict. More than 35 groups — including, to my disappointment, the Yale Atheists, Humanists, and Agnostics — signed an open letter last week expressing their disappointment in the invitation.

Below is an open letter to the Yale Humanists and Muslim Students Association written by Muhammad Syed, the co-founder and Executive Director of Ex-Muslims of North America, a community-building organization for ex-Muslims across the non-theist spectrum.

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The Same People Who Say Their Religious Freedom is Under Attack Held a Rally to Put God Back in Public Schools

Over the weekend, hundreds of Christians gathered in Hartsville, South Carolina as part of a rally to put God back in public schools.

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A Creationist May Become Florida State University’s Next President

I went to school at the University of Illinois at Chicago. For a school whose name didn’t command much attention in the state much less outside of it, one thing you heard constantly on campus was that we were a “Research I” university. Among other things, that meant research was a big priority for us, and we got a lot of funding for it, and we prided ourselves on the designation. (Take that, Northwestern.)

The Carnegie Foundation doesn’t use that classification system anymore, but Florida State University was also a Research I university.

That’s just one of the reasons it’s appalling that the next President of FSU might be someone who doesn’t have much faith in the scientific process.

Republican State Senator John Thrasher (above) is one of the four candidates to take over the school’s top position. In an open forum with students and faculty members yesterday, Thrasher was asked softball questions about evolution and climate change — and he botched them both:

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