I met Taslima Nasrin at American Atheists 2014. She was remarkably sweet, so much so that it was one of the highlights of the conference for me. For those unfamiliar with Nasrin she’s an author and activist fighting the ill-effects of Islam in the world. Sadly, she was recently pegged as the next target by [Read More…]
A few weeks ago I wrote a blog asking for support for youtuber Stephanie Guttormson who was being sued by a faith healer she’d criticized. It went viral and the support came flooding in. Thanks to everybody who shared or contributed in any way Adam Miller has now tucked his tail. Stephanie announced on her [Read More…]
Rather than lose a lawsuit a County in Minnesota now allows secular celebrants to perform civil marriages.
Washington County in Minnesota previously would not allow secular celebrants to perform civil (read: not religious) marriages. They sued for the right and a federal judge just threw out their case: Minnesota atheists scored a victory for equal treatment even though a federal judge tossed out their lawsuit against Washington County on Wednesday. U.S. District [Read More…]
I recently posted a video about atheists who are dicks to religious people just because they are religious. I don’t have much to say that I haven’t already said in the video, but I do want to make sure that you all understand why I felt like this video was necessary. One of the main things [Read More…]
Stephanie Guttormson is the Operations Director for the Richard Dawkins Foundation. She also runs a youtube channel called Think Stephtically on which she has pointed out on a few occasions that Adam Miller, a purported Faith Healer is, well, full of shit. Now Miller is suing her for copyright infringement, tortious interference, and defamation. The short [Read More…]
Idaho parents get “anti-Christian” book banned, learn the hard way that censorship doesn’t stop people from reading it.
The book The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian is apparently quite a read (I’ve never had the privilege, though I’m thinking of fixing that now): Published in 2007, it won the National Book Award and has become popular with young teens, supposedly for its universal themes of fitting in, making sense of race, and [Read More…]
I stated earlier that I wasn’t behind the American Freedom Defense Initiative’s motivation for their draw Muhammad contest. I think it should be about sending a message that free speech will not be abdicated at the point of the truncheon, but I think the AFDI did it to offend for the sake of offending. That being [Read More…]
I’m a big fan of the Openly Secular campaign. Today, on Openly Secular Day, they have a challenge: tell one person you’re openly secular. Easy for me, I’ll just go ahead and tell a few thousand, but you should click the link and sign the pledge as well if you can do it. Now [Read More…]
ACTIVISM: John Davidson, star of film, Broadway, host of Hollywood Squares, and more is openly secular.
ACTIVISM: Patheos blogger appears in CBS clip highlighting the struggle of atheists in the United States!
On Sunday CBS ran a report by Mo Rocca which highlighted the struggles of atheists in the United States while focusing heavily on the Openly Secular Project. The segment contained two of my favorite people in atheism, Todd Stiefel and Patheos’ own Neil Carter. Neil is such a terrific spokesman for atheism, and even though [Read More…]