Secular Coalition for America hires new Executive Director: Larry T. Decker.

First thing I want to say: Kelly Damerow was tasked with running the Secular Coalition for America after Edwina Rogers was dismissed.  It was a tough position to be in and she has done an exceptional job.  I’ve really been impressed with her and she deserves a standing ovation for her efforts. But she’s just [Read More...]

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Humanist, member of the AHA, elected as mayor of a North Carolina town, takes oath of office on the Constitution.

In what universe did this happen?  It couldn’t be this one…. Bob Scott, a humanist and AHA member, was sworn in yesterday as Mayor of Franklin, North Carolina. He said, “Last night I decided to take my oath holding a copy of the Constitution because there is so much controversy surrounding separation of church and [Read More...]

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American Atheists have put up their 2015 holiday billboards.

American Atheists is once again doing its holiday billboard campaign.  Here’s this year’s version: They had this to say of them: Continuing a holiday season tradition, American Atheists has launched a series of billboards in the Winston-Salem, North Carolina area and in Colorado Springs, Colorado featuring Santa Claus urging viewers to go ahead and skip [Read More...]

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The Atheist Gamers #ExtraLife2015 team finished in the top .5% of all teams! Sent $3,457 to charity!

What a great project this has been. Out of 52,715 teams that participated in Extra Life this year the Atheist Gamers team ranked at #250 in terms of total fundraising.  Of course no team “won” because we’re all on the same team, all raising money for the Children’s Miracle Network. But seriously: we had a [Read More...]

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Atheist Gamers is assembling a team for Extra Life to raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network.

In 2014 I spent a whole day in November streaming games for a gaming fundraiser called Extra Life.  Together we sent more than $1,300 toward paying the medical bills of children from impoverished families.  Hell yeah. So why not do it again this year?  And why not bring friends?  The group Atheist Gamers, a group [Read More...]

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Boston Oasis launches this weekend! Tell your friends!

I honestly think the future of atheism is in community-building and I’ve scarcely ever seen an organization more adept at it than Oasis.  The Oasis here in Kansas City is one of my favorite places to be every Sunday.  I literally look forward to it all week. And this Sunday Boston is getting ready to [Read More...]

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Penn & Teller will be in Dallas on Friday doing a show for atheists. Tickets are ridiculously cheap. Let’s pack the house!

So Apostacon is in Dallas this weekend, and it’s going to be awesome, but there’s something I think might be getting overlooked a bit: Penn & Teller are doing a show Friday in Dallas.  I know Apostacon (and any major conference) is pricey to attend.  Hell, I couldn’t go if I weren’t so often invited [Read More...]

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Atheists use part of major conference to package 30,300 meals for the hungry.

This last weekend was Pastahcon, an event put on by the Pennsylvania Nonbelievers.  From what I’ve heard it was a rousing success, so kudos to the PA Nonbelievers for that. But even more kudos for an event they held smack dab in the middle of the conference: Atheists Fight Hunger: Pennsylvania Nonbelievers, in cooperation with [Read More...]

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NFL star running back Arian Foster comes out publicly as an atheist.

Holy cow, this is really big.  For anybody who played sports in high school it’s pretty clear that Christianity has done a great job weaving itself into athletics.  In fact, it seems most of the violations in public schools of church/state separation come from coaches praying with athletes or otherwise using sports programs to proselytize [Read More...]

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Gallup: Americans’ confidence in organized religion has hit a record low (42%).

Gallup has produced some good news: religion continues its steep and unprecedented decline in America: Americans’ confidence in the church and organized religion has fallen dramatically over the past four decades, hitting an all-time low this year of 42%. Confidence in religion began faltering in the 1980s, while the sharpest decline occurred between 2001 and [Read More...]

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