Camp Quest Oklahoma fundraiser nixed by Christian business owner.

Camp Quest Oklahoma was running a fundraiser with the help of a restaurant called Oklahoma Joe’s BBQ.  The organizers of CQ OK met with the restaurant a full month ahead of time.  In that meeting, the representatives of the restaurant signed off on this flyer. And it’s not like Camp Quest makes their mission a [Read More…]

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Pseudoscience Activism – The Week in Review

I’m posting in segments this week because I’m running behind. +++ I keep jockeying around the title of this section – sometimes I call it creationism, sometimes I call it anti-science, sometimes it’s intelligent design – because every week there’s a different twist of news in this arena that requires me to tweak it. This [Read More…]

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Religious Freedoms – The Week in Review

I’m posting in segments this week because I’m running behind schedule. +++ American Atheists has lost its most recent bid to have the cross removed from Ground Zero at the 9/11 Memorial. At the 50th anniversary convention last weekend, David Silverman, president of AA, took the stage upon being informed of the decision. “We will [Read More…]

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Take Action: Imprisoned Atheist Bloggers in Bangladesh Need Help

The American Humanist Association has issued an Action Alert. Roy Speckhardt, the Director of AHA, asks us to contact the U.S. Ambassador to Bangladesh in an attempt to secure the freedom of three atheist bloggers who have been arrested and imprisoned there. The Action Alert appears below: I’m contacting you today with information about a [Read More…]

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Law and Secularism – The Week in Review

Religious Freedoms The Kentucky legislature overwhelmingly voted Tuesday night to override the governor’s veto of HB 279, a controversial “religious freedom” bill. The one paragraph bill states: Government shall not substantially burden a person’s freedom of religion. The right to act or refuse to act in a manner motivated by a sincerely held religious belief [Read More…]

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Americans United: Marriage Equality is a Matter of Simple Justice

The U.S. Supreme Court today is hearing oral arguments in a case about the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), a federal law that bars federal government recognition of the marriages of same-sex couples. Yesterday, the justices heard arguments in a case dealing with Proposition 8, a California constitutional amendment that removed the right of same-sex [Read More…]

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Michaelyn’s ReasonFest Fundraiser

Hello, all! Michaelyn here! I’m here to tell you all about ReasonFest 3 hosted by the Society of Open-Minded Atheists and Agnostics (SOMA) at KU. ReasonFest is one of the biggest student-run conferences in the states (probably in the world, but I didn’t want to sound too cocky…), and this year is going to be [Read More…]

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FSM Kiva team reaches $1.5 million.

Hey, look at this: it’s atheists being charitable without the promise of eternal heaven, but just because we don’t want other people to suffer. And all of that money will be going toward alleviating poverty.  No bibles or other wastes, just food and infrastructure.  We rule. And I love the note that Bobby Henderson put [Read More…]

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Stedman and Chituc observe a silly religious practice.

Hey, check it out!  A couple of passive aggressive, dishonest atheists (Vlad Chituc and Chris Stedman) are trying to show solidarity with religious people by abstaining from some bad habits for 40 days at a particular time of the year.  How quaint. Meanwhile, the rest of us work on self-improvement year-round, because it’s good for [Read More…]

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Law and Secularism – The Week in Review

Religious Freedoms Last week we reported on the Kansas City Atheist Coalition being denied permission to participate in its city’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade because of their lack of religious belief. No other non-Catholic or secular groups were prohibited. The KC Atheists went to the parade anyway, holding signs that protested the discrimination and [Read More…]

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