Atheist sworn in as new Prime Minister of Greece

After leading the radical left to electoral victory in Greece this weekend, Alexis Tsipras, a proud atheist and leader of the victorious left-wing Syriza party, has been sworn in as Prime Minister of Greece at the presidential palace in Athens.At his swearing-in ceremony today, Tsipras refused to take the traditional religious oath which is the custom in the Greek Orthodox country. Instead, Tsipras took his oath of office in a civil ceremony, swearing an oath of honor and conscience in place … [Read more...]

Oklahoma GOP wants to restrict marriage to people of faith

Atheists need not apply: A bill proposed by Oklahoma Republicans would restrict the right to marry to people of faith, and would mandate all marriage licenses be approved by a member of the clergy.House Bill 1125, filed on Tuesday by Republican State Representative Todd Russ, is a radical measure that would end secular marriage licenses in the state. In addition, the bill would bar all judges and other secular officials from performing marriages in Oklahoma.Russ claims the radical … [Read more...]

Indiana public school teacher fired for being an atheist files lawsuit

A former Indiana public school teacher who alleges he was fired for refusing to participate in prayers initiated by the school principal, and telling administrators and colleagues he refused to pray to some “mystical sky daddy” because he was an atheist, has filed a federal lawsuit.Kevin Pack, a former German teacher, was fired by the Middlebury school board last April.Last Wednesday Pack filed a lawsuit in federal court claiming he was fired because he is an atheist. In his complaint, Pa … [Read more...]

Canadian girl dead after abandoning chemo for faith based alternative

Tragic ignorance: Makayla Sault, an 11-year-old Canadian girl who refused chemotherapy treatments in favor of faith based alternatives after “seeing a vision of Jesus,” is dead.Suffering from acute lymphoblastic leukemia, Sault had a 75% chance of survival with chemotherapy. However, Sault, under the guidance of her parents, petitioned her doctors to stop chemotherapy treatments after her “vision of Jesus.”The treating hospital referred Sault’s case to the authorities,who ultimately decid … [Read more...]

Charlie Hebdo: Blasphemy as Civic Duty

Blasphemy as civic duty in the preservation of liberty: The chief editor of Charlie Hebdo defends controversial depictions of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad, pointing out cartoon parodies of religious figures actually protects freedom of thought, freedom of speech, and even freedom of religion.Speaking with Chuck Todd on Sunday's Meet the Press, Gerard Biard, the new chief editor of Charlie Hebdo, explained the secular values motivating the publication, stating: We only defend but one thing: … [Read more...]

Official U.S. Army recruitment poster promises ‘Mission for God’

Image via Military Religious Freedom Foundation

A religious war against Islam? The U.S. Army is on a “Mission for God” according to an official recruitment poster approved by shocking recruitment poster was found “on prominent display at an Armed Forces Career Center in Phoenix, Arizona” according to Mikey Weinstein, founder and president of the 7-time Nobel Peace Prize-nominated Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF).In a scathing condemnation of the offensive recruitment poster, Weinstein correctly identifies the … [Read more...]

Florida school board halts distribution of Bibles

Secular Victory: Efforts by Christian extremists to indoctrinate public school children with Bibles fails after Satanists and atheists announced plans to distribute competing reports that after much controversy the Orange County (Fla.) Public Schools has banned Bible distribution in area high schools after Satanists and others announced plans to pass out their own literature.Last November, worried about facing national ridicule if a Satanic group would be allowed … [Read more...]

Pope Francis says ‘you can’t make fun of faith’

Justification for terror? Commenting on the Charlie Hebdo massacre, Pope Francis declares "one cannot make fun of faith" and that anyone who throws insults can expect a "punch."Francis made his decidedly anti-blasphemy, anti-free speech remarks to reporters while en route to the Philippines.Speaking with reporters, Francis claimed to defend free speech, while at the same time claiming speech must be limited, and that insulting religious belief was off limits: One cannot provoke, one … [Read more...]