The ‘Friendly Atheist’ Is Not Allowed to Donate Money to Local Park Program

In a story released on the Chicago Tribune website, popular atheist blogger Hemant Mehta’s recent donation to the Morton Grove Park District has been refused and returned.  The donation collected from readers of his Friendly Atheist blog was sent as a replacement for the $2,600 of funding that was pulled back by the American Legion Post 134 [Read More…]

Another Lawsuit Over the ACA “Contraceptive Mandate” = More Insanity from the Religious Right

According to the CBN News website, a class action lawsuit has been filed against the Obama administration over the so-called “contraceptive mandate” or “birth control mandate,” a provision in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that directs employers to offer insurance packages that cover the cost of contraceptive drugs.  The suit has been filed by the [Read More…]

Town of Greece v. Galloway Won’t Accomplish Anything Worthwhile

On November 6, the US Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments in Town of Greece, NY v. Galloway, a case that is centered around prayer at government meetings.  Two of the town’s residents, one atheist and one Jewish, initiated the case, citing that Greece town meetings have been opened with a prayer, overwhelmingly [Read More…]

Rev. Austin Miles Says Nobel Prize Awarded for the Devil’s Work

As you’ve already heard, physicists Peter Higgs and Francois Englert were recently awarded the Nobel Prize for their work in discovering  the Higgs-Boson particle, tragically nicknamed the “God Particle” by the media.  The discovery has helped give credence to hypotheses scientists have held for years about the origins of the universe.  And like any scientific [Read More…]

Internal Vote Fraud Leads Secular Party to a Likely Collapse

It was mid-July 2013 and an internal push by members of the National Atheist Party had seemingly been victorious, resulting in a party name change to Secular Party of America.  An affirmative vote of 75% was needed to change the name.  The name change campaign was led by a small yet effective group inside the [Read More…]

Upcoming Book Aims to Narrow Divide Between Atheists and Believers

Most of the books available today regarding religion seem to be focused at how to live your life according to religious teachings, gaining inspiration through religion, or providing evidence that the Bible is true and atheism or science got it wrong. At the same time, most of the books regarding atheism are centered around proving [Read More…]

Man on Trial in Tennessee Asks for Dismissal After County Adds ‘In God We Trust’ to Courthouse

A man from Clinton, TN on trial for attempting to kill his wife has filed a motion to dismiss charges after the Anderson County courthouse he is being tried in erected a religious sign over the building’s entrance.  The black granite plaque with gold leaf lettering was placed on the building during a ceremony involving [Read More…]

Name Change for National Atheist Party Means New Focus and Appeal

For over two years, the National Atheist Party has been a small political party recruiting members from the atheist community through social media, namely Facebook and Twitter. Despite the name of the party and religious affiliation of most of its membership, the NAP’s focus was not aimed at promoting atheism or tearing down religious dogma, [Read More…]

USCIS Retracts Request for Evidence of Religious Status; Margaret Doughty Awarded Citizenship

On Friday June 14th, we broke the story of Margaret Doughty, a 64-year old atheist from the UK who was told by the USCIS that in order to gain conscientious objector status, she would need to provide evidence of a religious reason for her objection “on official church stationery, attesting to the fact that [she [Read More…]

Woman Being Denied Citizenship Because Her Morality Doesn’t Come From Religion

Margaret Doughty, a 64-year old woman from the UK who has spent the past 30+ years in the U.S., is in the process of applying for United States Citizenship and happens to be an atheist. She is currently a permanent resident running non-profit adult literacy organizations, doing her part to enrich the lives of American [Read More…]