U.S. Religious Freedom Commission: Atheism is Not a ‘Criminal Act’

After the banging of heads all of us at CFI have done to get attention focused on Aan’s case, and now in the midst of our efforts to shine a spotlight on restrictions on free expression around the world (which includes CFI’s significant contribution to the new IHEU report on atheists’ persecution), this was a pleasant surprise to see — and straight from the body that advises the president and State Department on these matters, no less. [Read more...]

Nate Phelps Issues Statement Condemning His Family’s Upcoming Protests in Newtown

Nate Phelps, the (awesome) atheist and son-in-name-only of Westboro Baptist Church’s notorious Fred Phelps, just issued this statement in response to his family’s intent to protest the funerals for victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre: [Read more...]

A Character on the ABC Sitcom ‘Malibu Country’ Came Out as an Atheist

There aren’t too many atheist characters on television, but with the changing demographics in America, you would think a young atheist be both a common occurrence and a compelling character.

And we have one! What’s surprising, though, is that the show is a sitcom and not a drama. [Read more...]

Reckoning With Tragedy Does Not ‘Require Faith’

Last night, Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy saw fit to ruminate on the “power of faith” at a memorial service in Newtown. During times of strife, he declared, we are “required to be invested in our faith,” which is a “gift from God.” [Read more...]

Oklahoma Atheists Were Featured on CBS Sunday Morning

For a couple of weeks now, the Oklahoma Atheists have known they would be featured in a piece about the “rise of the Nones” on yesterday’s edition of CBS Sunday Morning. What they didn’t anticipate, as no one did, was that their piece would be framed in light of an awful tragedy. It’s not a [Read More...]


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