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Joseph Stone, An American Paramedic Killed In Ukraine, Was An Open Atheist

Joseph Stone, a 36-year-old paramedic, was killed over the weekend in a landmine blast while doing government work in the Ukraine.And he did it without thinking he'd be rewarded in the afterlife for his sacrifice.

Atheists Demand Apology from San Antonio Mayor Who Blamed Them for Causing Poverty

Either San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor is choosing not to apologize, or she still thinks "not being in a relationship" with her Creator is a root cause of generational poverty. Both options make her unqualified for the position she wants to hold.

Holyoke (MA) City Council Wants to Formally Add Religious Speech to the Starts of Meetings

The city of Holyoke, Massachusetts may soon see a city council tradition codified into a rule. If Council President Kevin A. Jourdain gets his way, all meetings from here on out will open with the Pledge of Allegiance followed by a mindless recitation of the phrase "God Bless America, God Bless the city of Holyoke and all its citizens and God Bless the City Council."

Televangelist Jim Bakker: Radical Muslims Are Taking Over America (So Buy My Giant Buckets of Food)

Hey, Christians in America! ISIS is coming after you, and the only solution is to buy giant buckets of televangelist Jim Bakker's food. Obviously.

Conservative Christians Are Furious That UC Davis is Selling Plan B in a Vending Machine

The morning-after pill is now available in a vending machine on the campus of the University of California, Davis, and conservative Christians are (as usual) furious because they think this will make students even more promiscuous.

Christian Shelter Director Ejects Transgender Woman for Wearing Dress: “God Created You as a Man”

Isabella Red Cloud, a Two Spirit transgender woman from Sioux Falls (South Dakota), was ejected from Union Gospel Mission (a Christian shelter) over the weekend for wearing a dress. Just like Jesus commanded.

What Sort of Weird Mop-Slapping New Church Ritual Is This?

I know I haven't been to church much lately. So maybe you can help me out.Do they do baptisms differently now?

San Antonio Mayor Issues Non-Apology After Blaming Poverty on “Broken People” Who Aren’t Christian

San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor recently said "broken people" were at least partly responsible for generational poverty. After receiving a ton of backlash, she's issued a statement attempting to clarify her remarks.The statement is worse than her original comments.

I’ll Be Speaking in Knoxville, Tennessee Next Week

For anyone near Knoxville, I'll be giving a talk next Sunday at Pellissippi State Community College all about the changing demographics of atheism and what that means for our future.

After Complaint, Christian Preacher Joyce Meyer No Longer Says She Has An “Earned” Ph.D.

Televangelist and author Joyce Meyer knew she never earned a Ph.D. and yet she was more than happy to lie about it on her website for a long time. What does that say about her faith-based ethics?

A 29-Year-Old Blogger Who Criticized Islamic Extremism Was Murdered in the Maldives

Yameen Rasheed, a blogger critical of radical Islam, lived in the Maldives, an island nation and tourism magnet. On Sunday, he was brutally murdered, continuing a pattern of South Asian religious critics being killed for their sacrilegious ideas.

A WV School District May Be Forced To End Its 75-Year-Old Bible Indoctrination Classes for Kids

A West Virginia school district has been offering classes on the Bible for 75 years at the elementary and middle school levels... but rather than teach the Bible as literature, which might be problematic on its own, they're preaching it as if the kids were in Sunday School. Atheists are suing the District to put a stop to the curriculum.

Ken Ham: Atheists Say They’re Open-Minded, But They Never Change Their Minds About Evolution

Ken Ham was on an early morning Twitter tirade today, pushing back against atheists with his usual blend of ignorance and foot-in-mouth disease. This time, he was responding to the atheist argument that we're willing to follow the evidence wherever it leads.

Humanist Gives Invocation in Bremerton (WA) and Urges Officials to Honor Those “Silenced By Fear”

Jennifer Chamberlin told the Bremerton City Council: "I invite you to use your charge and your privilege in a way that honors not only the voices of those you hear from your constituents but also the voices you know are silenced by fear."

Watch John Oliver Examine the Influence of Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump

John Oliver took a closer look at Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, two people who hold top positions in the Oval Office... yet whose accomplishments and qualifications deserve further inspection.

Podcast Ep. 158: Arizona and the Atheist Invocations

Why did Arizona Republicans oppose an atheist invocation delivered by State Rep. Athena Salman?We discussed that question and more in our latest podcast.

Two Welsh Students Launch Petition to End Collective Worship in Public Schools

In Wales, where prayer is a routine part of the school day, two students have launched a petition urging the Welsh government to do away with the religious ritual.

Here’s Video of the March For Science Event in Washington, D.C.

In case you missed the March for Science in Washington, D.C. yesterday -- or if you were there but couldn't get close enough to the action -- here's video of the main event.

Creationist Ken Ham: #MarchForScience Protesters “Don’t Understand What Real Science Is All About”

Creationist Ken Ham went on a rant this morning about the #MarchForScience and how the participants just don't get it.

The #ThingsOnlyChristianWomenHear Hashtag Is a Sad Reflection on Evangelical Gender Roles

The hashtag #ThingsOnlyChristianWomenHear offers a disturbing account of how evangelical Christianity sees women.They're not considered leaders, but background broodmares who are only as good as the husbands they support, the children they pop out, and the words they don't say.

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