Brave Atheist Students Stop ‘Student-Led’ Graduation Prayers at Kentucky High School

Lincoln County High School in Kentucky is one of those schools where administrators, knowing that the majority of students are Christian, let students vote on whether or not they want a prayer during their graduation ceremony. Guess what? They usually want one.

This year, though, six students decided they didn’t want to put up with it, so they spoke to their principal about the potential constitutional violation at hand and got the policy changed:

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Moroccan Atheist in Hiding, Pursued for ‘Shaking Faith’

Imad Eddin Habib of Morocco is no shrinking violet. At 22, he is a very outspoken and active atheist who seems to delight in ruffling feathers by the mere mention of his nonbelief. On Facebook, he posted a smiling photo of himself holding a sign that reads:

In my country people are jailed and harassed for being atheist.
This photo may cost my life, or my freedom.
But I insist to tell you:
I AM PROUD TO BE AN ATHEIST!

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The March of Reason: A Film About Atheists, Science, the Reason Rally, and Reality

Scott Burdick, the filmmaker behind In God We Trust and Sophia Investigates The Good News Club, has released his latest movie on YouTube. And you’re going to want to watch the whole damn thing.

The March of Reason features a *lot* of familiar names from our movement talking about atheism, morality, the religious targeting of children, evolution, church/state separation, ridiculing faith, and so much more. It all revolves around the Reason Rally and the people and protesters who attended it (there’s fantastic backstage footage, too).

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Well, If It Angers the Pope…

Happy National Masturbation Month. As if you heathens don’t already celebrate year-round…

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Humanistic Jewish Congregation: ‘Don’t Just Pray – Choose to ACT!’

On the National Day of Prayer this Thursday, one Humanistic Jewish group in Chicago is asking their congregation to do something a little different:

“Prayer may be wishing for change, but action makes it happen,” says Rabbi Adam Chalom. “We’re taking this opportunity on May 2 to change the world for the better by choosing to ACT.”

Kol Hadash is inviting everyone in the community to participate and to celebrate your good deeds. No matter how big or small, let us know how you are choosing to ACT to make a difference. Post a picture on Kol Hadash’s Facebook page, or Tweet your good deed on Twitter with #choosetoACT and tell us how you helped another. Sharing your actions can inspire others to take action too!

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