Local Mom Gets Attacked Online by Good News Club Supporters for Standing up for Church/State Separation

We see this type of reaction often from supporters of the Good News Club or other promoters of religion in public schools. I have no doubt that most of the kids who attend the Good News Club enjoy it. But that’s not the issue here. Often, the abused aren’t aware they’re being damaged. [Read more…]

Today’s Betsy DeVos Vote Will Show Us If It’s Possible to #StopTrump

We need a senate that stands up for our country and does what’s right, not one that goes along to get along. [Read more…]

ACTIVISM ALERT: Public School Endorsing and Protecting Good News Club

I’m glad you asked. Activism is not just reserved for marches on Washington. Activism is something we can and should all participate in, in any way we can. This one is easy. You can do it right now. [Read more…]

SecularVoices Podcast Episode 3: Boy Scouts of the Religious Right, Sarah Levin from Secular Coalition for America

In this week’s episode, I discuss the recent policy change by the Boy Scouts to allow transgender boys into their program, as well as their continued ban of atheists. Sarah Levin of the Secular Coalition for America joins us to talk about lobbying, the various marches being planned around the US, and what each of us can do to affect public policy, including taking part in SCA’s Lobby Day. [Read more…]

Is Sally Yates the Left’s Kim Davis? No, but Some on the Right Think ‘Yes’

Both sides can cry, ‘She took an oath!’ But the situations are worlds apart. [Read more…]

SecularVoices Podcast Episode 2: Nazi Punches, the Women’s March, and Jim Helton from Tri-State Freethinkers

In this week’s episode, I discuss whether or not it’s ok to punch a Nazi, and Jim Helton of Tri-State Freethinkers joins me for the Activist Spotlight. We discuss the Women’s March in DC which he attended, and all of the great work his group is doing. [Read more…]

I Hate Richard Spencer Too. But Here Are Three Reasons I Feel the ‘Nazi Punch’ Was Not Acceptable

I enjoyed watching Richard Spencer get Nazi-punched. I’ve watched the video multiple times.  Everyone enjoys watching a villain get what’s coming.  But for the life of me, I can’t advocate it as a solution or a favorable tactic.  Here’s why. [Read more…]

Two Days After Women’s March, Trump Prohibits Overseas Abortion Funding

This executive order is a clear message to Americans that President Trump will not be swayed by protests, however large or widespread they are, even when they happen to be much larger in crowd size than his own inauguration. [Read more…]

It’s Inauguration Day and I’m Almost Through the 5 Stages of Grief

I’ll have CNN on in my office all day today. It will feel like torture. It will feel like a funeral. It will feel like watching a severely unqualified con man get rewarded for capitalizing on people’s fear, bigotry, gullibility, and ignorance of the issues. It will feel like confirmation that people in this country would rather hear comforting lies than seek the truth. [Read more…]

Steve Harvey Shifts His Bigotry from Atheists to Asians — No One is Amused

Throughout his career, Harvey has criticized multiple racial, ethnic, and religious groups who he doesn’t identify with. Many readers will recall his multiple ignorant rants against atheists, wherein he accused us of being idiots with no moral barometer. [Read more…]