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California Atheist Group Vows to Defend Religious Minorities Threatened by Donald Trump

There are a lot of questions regarding what Donald Trump will do to Muslim Americans in this country once he takes office, but the San Luis Obispo (California) chapter of Atheists United is vowing to stand up for all religious minorities in the name of freedom.

Richard Dawkins’ Recent Public Conversation with Matt Dillahunty Is Now Online

Earlier this month, Richard Dawkins sat down with Matt Dillahunty for a public conversation about science, religion, and politics. Video of that event is now online (and I should point out it took place two days before Election Day)...

PA High School Football Coach Will No Longer Pray with Players, Says New Superintendent

Jack Henzes, the head football coach at Dunmore High School in Pennsylvania, will no longer pray with his team after decades of breaking the law. The Freedom From Religion Foundation received confirmation from the new superintendent...

School Bus Driver’s Mother Says It Was “God’s Will” That Her Son’s Accident Killed Five Kids

The mother of the Chattanooga school bus driver whose accident on Monday killed five children now says the tragedy was part of "God's will," a complete insult to the families of the victims.

Bangladeshi Police Arrest Terrorist Linked to Murders of Atheist Blogger and Publisher

Bangladeshi police said this month that they captured the prime suspect in the murders of an atheist blogger and a publisher of atheist writing.

Secretary of Education Pick Betsy DeVos May Be a Disaster for Church/State Separation

Donald Trump has selected Michigan Republican Betsy DeVos as his Secretary of Education. While that may sound like a relief when you consider the others who were in the running, DeVos' appointment should frighten anyone who cares about church/state separation.

The Trailer for This Anti-Abortion Rom-Com Shows That Christian Films Can Indeed Get Worse

Anyone who's seen Christian knock-offs of popular culture knows they're never as good as the real thing. They're usually pathetic attempts at being relevant, stripped of all the good stuff.But Religious Right activist Janet Porter's new anti-abortion romantic comedy What's a Girl To Do? shows us that whenever we think Christians have hit rock bottom, they can always go lower.

Kentucky Official Sued After Rejecting Atheist’s “IM GOD” License Plate Request

The head of Kentucky's Division of Motor Vehicles is being sued after rejecting a man's request to get a license plate reading "IM GOD," even though he had it (without incident) in Ohio, where he lived for the past twelve years.

Televangelist Jim Bakker: God Will Punish Counties That Voted for Hillary Clinton With Earthquakes

Televangelist Jim Bakker recently told his audience that all the counties that voted for Hillary Clinton and her liberal policies -- thereby committing sins against God -- would be punished with earthquakes.

This Song Matches Up With Whatever These Preachers Are Doing

I'll be perfectly honest with you. I don't know what I just watched. But I'd be lying if I said I didn't watch the whole damn thing.

Let a Handcrafted Flying Spaghetti Monster Ornament Adorn Your Tree This Winter

With Thanksgiving just a day away, it'll soon be time to put up that Christmas tree, and no tree is complete without a Flying Spaghetti Monster ornament!

Man Convicted of Sexually Assaulting a Child: “I Have a Lawyer. His Name is Jesus Christ”

A Vancouver man convicted of sexually assaulting an eight-year-old girl now says Jesus Christ will represent him in court.

Religious Discrimination Measure Defeated In Pasco, Washington

A so-called religious freedom law that would have allowed business owners to use their faith as justification to discriminate against customers has been defeated in Pasco, Washington.

An Ex-Muslim’s Peek Into the Mind of an Islamic Terrorist

In an excerpt from his new book The Atheist Muslim, Ali A. Rizvi tries to get inside the mind of a radical Muslim who supported the killing of children by Islamic terrorists, only to realize they have something in common.

Atheist Whose Group Called Out School District’s Promotion of Christianity Is Now Being Threatened

Last week, the Kentucky-based Tri-State Freethinkers sent a letter to the Grant County Schools, asking them to put a stop to the numerous constitutional violations they had documented.We still haven't seen a public response from the District just yet, but the atheist group's leader, Jim Helton, has seen some disturbing messages flood his inbox.

Teacher Who Promoted Christianity in Class, Then Cried Persecution When Told to Stop, Loses Appeal

Joelle Silver, a science teacher in the Cheektowaga Central School District in New York, was accused several years ago of promoting Christianity in her classroom. The list of violations ran a mile long, yet Silver sued the District for violating her supposed religious freedom to proselytize. Show More Summary

South African Pastor (Allegedly) Sprays Insect Repellent on Followers to “Heal” Them

A South African pastor's latest idiotic stunt in the name of religion involves (allegedly) spraying Doom insect repellent on members of his congregation... as a "healing method."

Responding to Donald Trump’s Victory: Liberal Redneck Edition

Trae Crowder, the Liberal Redneck, attempts to make sense of Donald Trump's election, responding to the narrative that liberal America simply didn't understand -- or care to understand -- conservatives' concerns:

Humanist Celebrants Will Offer Free Wedding Services to Oppressed Groups Until Trump’s Inauguration

In light of our ignorant next President and his homophobic Vice President -- and all the signs pointing to a rollback of civil rights for marginalized groups -- a group of non-religious "celebrants" say they will perform weddings for affected people for free until Donald Trump's inauguration.

The Struggles of Being a Black Atheist

In an article for the Daily Beast, Brandon Withrow takes a look at the unique challenges faced by African-American atheists:

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