Friendly Atheist Podcast Episode 49: Jason Heap, Executive Director of the United Coalition of Reason

Our latest podcast guest is Jason Heap, Executive Director of the United Coalition of Reason, an organization that has placed billboards promoting local atheist groups all over the country.

Jason is also trying to become the first Humanist chaplain in the United States Armed Forces.

I spoke with him about the strategy behind putting up non-aggressive billboards, how he left the evangelical Christian faith he was raised in, and why politicians are working so hard to prevent Humanists from becoming officially-recognized chaplains.

[Read more…]

Former Congressman Barney Frank: Atheist Politicians Shouldn’t Use the Word “Atheist”

Last month, when former Congressman Barney Frank was promoting his new memoir, we found out that he didn’t consider himself an atheist (contrary to what he had suggested in the past).

Today, in a video for Big Think, Frank offered this advice to atheists interested in winning political office: Stop using the A word..



[Read more…]

Indian Atheist Requested the Constitution Instead of the Bhagavad Gita When Taking Oath, but the Judge Said No

This one’s hard to verify, so take it with a grain of salt.

According to the Indian Express, Sunil Bhalerao (below), an election official in charge of making sure everything is running smoothly, noticed something weird last year:



[Read more…]

Texas High School Continues to Push Christianity on Students Even After Several Warnings

A few days ago, I posted about how Pittsburg High School (Texas) baseball coach Tommy Stewart not only conducted Bible studies with his players after practice once a week, he also punished those who didn’t attend by making them run for 20 minutes. According to a letter to the school district from the Freedom From [Read More…]

Atheists Aren’t the Most Hated Religious Group in Canada, According to New Survey

When it comes to public perception of atheists in the U.S., we usually rank pretty low. In a 2008 survey, only Scientologists had a lower approval rating. And we know we’re at the bottom of the list when it comes to electability.

But that’s not the case in Canada.

A recent survey done by the Angus Reid Institute and Dr. Reginald Bibby of the University of Lethbridge found that atheists are not nearly as hated up north!



[Read more…]


CLOSE | X

HIDE | X