Family Values: GOP Lawmaker Charged With Domestic Violence

Trump loving, Confederate flag waving, South Carolina lawmaker arrested for domestic abuse. South Carolina State Rep. Chris Corley was arrested and charged with domestic abuse Tuesday after punching his wife in the face and pointing a 9mm pistol at her when she accused him of cheating, according to Aiken County sheriff’s records. According to the [Read More…]


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In Memoriam: Carrie Fisher, Actress, Author, Humanist

Carrie Fisher, famous for her portrayal of Princess Leia in the original Star Wars trilogy, is dead. Fisher died following a massive heart attack she suffered on a flight from London to Los Angeles earlier this week. She was 60 years old. Carrie Frances Fisher (born October 21, 1956) was an American novelist, screenwriter and [Read More…]


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First Amendment Defense Act Promotes Christian Theocracy

With Trump in office, Republicans promise to pass the First Amendment Defense Act, moving the nation closer to a Christian theocracy. The First Amendment Defense Act (FADA) is a draconian policy advocated by conservative Christian extremists eager to install a de facto Christian theocracy. The legislation is designed to be a vehicle to allow Christian [Read More…]


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Adam Ruins Everything: The Pagan Origins of Christmas

Spoiler alert: Christmas is about pagans, not Jesus. Adam Ruins Everything explains the pagan origins of Christmas. In a lighthearted episode of Adam Ruins Everything, the un-Christian origins of many Christmas traditions are explored via an animated parody of the iconic “Peanuts” Christmas specials. The series stars Adam Conover as Adam, and actress Rhea Butcher [Read More…]


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Trump CIA Pick: Dangerous Christian Extremist

Trump’s pick to lead the CIA is a dangerous religious extremist who believes Christianity is at war with Islam. US Representative Mike Pompeo, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to lead the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), believes the fight against terrorism is a war between Islam and  Christianity. Pompeo, a Kansas Republican and prominent member of the [Read More…]


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Obama Signs New Law Giving Protection To Atheists

For the first time, atheists and other nonreligious persons are explicitly named as a class protected by the law. President Barack Obama has signed into law the Frank Wolf International Religious Freedom Act. The new law protects atheists, humanists, and other freethinkers around the world from religious persecution. Congress passed the international religious freedom bill protecting [Read More…]


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Law Would Block Porn On Computers Sold In South Carolina

Conservative Christian lawmakers in South Carolina want to deny citizens access to online porn. A bill introduced by state Rep. Bill Chumley would require all computers sold in the state to be equipped with software to “prevent the viewing of obscene content.” The bill would make it illegal for anyone in the state to sell [Read More…]


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Petition Calls On Mike Pence To Ban Teaching Of Evolution

Petition calls for executive order imposing a nationwide moratorium on the teaching of evolution in public schools. Emboldened by the election of Donald Trump, conservative Christians who deny science and cling to religious superstition are asking Vice President-elect Mike Pence to persuade President-elect Donald Trump to impose  a nationwide moratorium on the teaching of evolution [Read More…]


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Congress Passes Bill Protecting Atheists, Humanists, and Other Freethinkers

Good news: Congress passes international religious freedom bill protecting atheists, humanists, and other non-theists. With overwhelming bipartisan support Congress has passed a landmark religious freedom bill, HR 1150, the Frank R. Wolf International Religious Freedom Act. The new law upgrades the 1998 International Religious Freedom Act, and offers explicit protection to atheists. In particular, the [Read More…]


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Federal Judge Blocks Texas Fetal Burial Rule

A federal judge blocks a controversial Texas law requiring fetal remains be cremated or buried. In a move meant to penalize and stigmatize women and abortion providers, Texas recently approved new rules requiring health care facilities that perform abortions to bury or cremate fetal remains instead of disposing of them in a sanitary landfill like [Read More…]


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