Guest post by American Atheists VP Kathleen Johnson rebutting Todd Starnes and Navy bibles.

My education is in music and my expertise is in debate, but there are so many things and areas where, at best, I’m a well-informed layman.  So I bring in experts like Anne Orsi (a lawyer who occasionally blogs on legal stuffs) or Christina Stephens to blog on science. Which leads me to an exciting [Read More...]

New blogs on the Patheos atheist channel!

Patheos picking up some of the best free agents out there!  We’ve added Neil Carter’s blog Godless in Dixie as well as the blog of CFI’s Communications Director Paul Fidalgo, iMortal.  Both are spectacular. Soon we’ll also be adding fellow American Atheist Magazine colunist Dan Arel (who guest posted here while I was getting married). [Read More...]

Atheist TV coming to Roku.

I never thought I’d see the day when an atheist TV channel would exist, but ‘lo, here it is: American Atheists is excited to announce what is believed to be the first atheism-dedicated television channel, Atheist TV.  In partnership with internet-streaming service Roku, which offers devices similar to cable boxes to bring hundreds of channels [Read More...]

Help a young atheist conservationist get educated!

I met Niki at a conference she was helping to run a while back.  She was extremely kind and a very hard worker.  And now she’s been accepted into the University of Exeter’s Animal Behavior Master’s program. It’s one of the only behavioral programs in the world that combines biology and psychology and, by that [Read More...]

Guest post by Kelsey Joe Starr: the SCA’s #KnitABrick campaign.

The following is a guest post by Kelsey Jo Starr who is currently rocking out at Camp Quest Michigan.  Kelsey is a rising senior at Virginia Tech University where she studies political science and psychology.  Kelsey Jo has served as the vice president of the Freethinkers at Virginia Tech and is a communications intern at [Read More...]

Thought I had about the Freedom From Religion Foundation.

Something I thought about today when reflecting on how much ass the Freedom From Religion Foundation kicks (and this really applies to many atheist organizations) was how they’re winning most of their battles with less resources.  If you think they have as much money, or even close to as much money, as groups like the [Read More...]

Atheism and American Politics: Gaining Traction?

Editors’ Note: This article is part of the Public Square 2014 Summer Series: Conversations on Religious Trends. Read other perspectives from the Atheist community here. So the atheist channel is doing a summer of questions that many of our bloggers are going to answer (will update the bottom of the page with other Patheos writer’s [Read More...]

BREAKING: Secular celebrants allowed to perform weddings in Indiana.

A federal court has just struck down an Indiana law saying celebrants must be religious in order to be legally recognized. A federal court has ruled that humanist couples in Indiana can be married by their own “secular celebrants,” something that until now was illegal under state law. In a unanimous ruling, the Chicago-based 7th U.S. [Read More...]

Guest post by Helen Stringer on atheist community building.

Helen Stringer is an up-and-comer who you will hear more of in the next few years, mark my words.  She is the founder and leader of Kansas City Oasis, a group for which I have spoken and attended again this last weekend.  Because she is so quickly becoming a go-to voice for atheist community building, [Read More...]

Yes, I Can Hold Public Office as An Atheist

For years, the atheist movement has been making the claim that atheists in America can’t hold public office in seven states. We have almost all seen the graphics and posts people have made decrying this as discriminatory and unjust. The most recognizable might be this one to the right: Many news outlets keep repeating this [Read More...]