A strange justification for a new student group.

A student named Ken Harding is starting a second secular group at Missouri State, where I went to college.  I support him and wish him all the best.  But in his write up over at the CFI On-Campus blog, this paragraph struck me as odd: Springfield, Missouri, affectionately known as the buckle of the Bible [Read More…]

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Art show to premier at the American Atheists conference.

I got a press release from American Atheists in my inbox the other day that made me smile (which is good, because so far my day has been filled with insipid commenters who think lending tacit support to high-ranking Catholic criminals makes them better than me).  At their 50th anniversary conference in Austin later this [Read More…]

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Law and Secularism – The Week in Review

Reproductive Rights News In a refreshing change from the abortion restrictions imposed elsewhere in the country, the Hawaiian Senate wants to do something different. Hawaii’s senate has just passed SB 526, which mandates that hospitals provide unbiased information and access to emergency contraceptives. Republican lawmakers decried the measure, claiming that it violated the hospital’s right [Read More…]

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Greta was already a hero…but recognition never hurt.

Ed Brayton announces some awesome news: last year atheists broke a bunch of fundraising records for the Light the Night fundraiser. Foundation Beyond Belief announced this morning that its Light The Night Walk Team raised $430,000 for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society last year, the largest amount ever raised by a first year non-corporate team [Read More…]

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Lawsuit Filed to Remove “In God We Trust” from U.S. Money

Here’s a fun read: A 116 page complaint filed in federal court February 1st. Why is it fun? The plaintiffs say all the things we’ve said for years. FFRF is the lead plaintiff. Its press release, issued late yesterday afternoon, follows the giant upvote. The Freedom From Religion Foundation, along with 19 other plaintiffs, is [Read More…]

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I want to buy this book. Help make sure it gets written.

I’m a little late to this party since Stephanie Zvan and Ed Brayton have already blogged on this, but Ania Bula is writing a book about depression that will lambast the copious amount of alternative treatments that seek to profit, not by alleviating mental illness, but by capitalizing on desire to be cured.  She will [Read More…]

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Law and Secularism – the Week in Review 3/7/13

Reproductive Rights News Arkansas has passed the most restrictive abortion laws in the entire country. Both bills were vetoed by the governor, who said they were unconstitutional,  but the state legislature overrode both vetoes in quick measure. I ranted about this on my own blog earlier this week, and all the depressing details are there. [Read More…]

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Dave Muscato: best hire of the year.

Dave Muscato has a post over at the Friendly Atheist in which he becomes American Atheists’ employee of the year on his first day on the job.  He’s talking about the Sarah Palin billboard that ever so slightly misquotes her (though it did not at all alter intent) and what they’re going to do about [Read More…]

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American Atheists going soft…just kidding, they’re as excellent as ever.

Oh American Atheists.  They’re putting up some billboards down in Texas that *gasp* quote Republicans on things they actually said (and which much of their base passionately believes). Hey James Randi, watch me predict the future.  I predict that before the day is out we’ll start hearing the screams of persecution from people who have [Read More…]

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Help American Atheists get a free booth at Netroots Nation so they can go be activisty and stuff.

American Atheists is involved in a contest to get a free exhibit booth at Netroots Nation, a giant political convention based on grassroots activism, blogging, and social media.  Y’know, mah peeps. They’re wanting to use the contest as a way to boost atheism awareness to a whole new market.  They can win this thing if [Read More…]

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