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Atheists File Federal Lawsuit Against Lehigh County (PA) Over Its Christian Seal

Officials in Lehigh County (Pennsylvania) had multiple opportunities over the past year to change their seal, which has a Christian cross right in the middle of it. They never did the right thing. Now, FFRF and four members who live in that community have filed a federal lawsuit against the county.

Air Force Officer Under Investigation After Years of Keeping an Open, Highlighted Bible on His Desk

If a lance corporal was said to be out of line for putting unlabeled Bible verses all over her workspace, then surely having an open, highlighted Bible at your desk is even worse. That's what Major Steve Lewis at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs has done for the past several years, and the Military Religious Freedom Foundation is now trying to put a stop to it.

Please Help Us Out By Taking This Short Survey About Atheism and LGBT Rights

Surveys have long shown that non-religious Americans overwhelmingly support LGBT rights even though, on the surface, those two topics don't necessarily overlap. (Both, of course, fight against traditional religious beliefs. But is there more to it?)We're working on a long-term project for this site that involves digging deeper into that topic and we could use your help.

Watch This Physicist Try Desperately to Explain Climate Change to a Politician Who Denies It

Having Professor Brian Cox explain the human element of climate change to Malcolm Roberts, a science-denying newly elected senator from Australia, is an exercise in futility. Yet, Cox did his best to explain the evidence to a man who refuses to accept any of it during an exchange on the ABC show Q&A:

Comedian Kurt Metzger Discusses His Jehovah’s Witness Upbringing in This Lengthy Stand-Up Routine

In a bit for Comedy Central's This Is Not Happening, comedian Kurt Metzger interlaced two stories about growing up in the Jehovah's Witnesses and working with an unsavory colleague (the type of person good JWs weren't supposed to hang out with):

A Researcher Explores the Connection Between Atheism and Autism

Is there a connection between atheism and autism? About five years ago, a couple of research papers (that received a lot of worldwide attention) found a strong correlation between the two groups. But did autism lead to atheism? WereShow More Summary

Ask Richard: Catholic Wife in Midst of Divorce Asks About Her Husband’s Atheism

After decades of marriage, a Catholic woman and her now-atheist husband are getting divorced and she wants to know where she went wrong. Richard Wade, our resident therapist, responds to her heartbreaking letter.

Facebook Users Lash Out at CA News Station for Showing Christian Cross in Wildfire Footage

There's currently a wildfire taking over parts of southern California, and a local news team posted video footage of the chaos.The problem is that there's a cross on one of the mountains caught in the blaze -- I'm not sure which cross it is -- and Facebook commenters are furious that the station would post such blasphemous footage. Show More Summary

Conservative Columnist Says LGBT Activists Have Gone Too Far in Calling out BYU’s Bigotry

Last week, a coalition of 25 groups urged the Big 12 conference, which is looking to expand its current roster of 10 member schools, not to allow Brigham Young University to join because of the Utah school's bigotry toward LGBT students. Show More Summary

The Same-Sex Wedding of Salt Lake City’s Mayor Angered These Facebook Users

Over the weekend, Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski married her partner Betty Iverson in what appeared to be a lovely ceremony. The news media took notice in part because, let's face it, how often do you see a lesbian mayor from Utah get married while in office?But check out the reaction from readers on a local news channel's Facebook page:

A New George Carlin Album Will Be Out Next Month, Eight Years After His Death

George Carlin recorded his special Complaints and Grievances on November 17, 2001. As with all of his albums, he had been working on the material for much of the previous year, testing out various permutations of the jokes on the road leading up to the big event. Show More Summary

Bryan Fischer Claims Hillary Clinton is “Motivated by the Spirit of the Antichrist”

American Family Radio host Bryan Fischer, fresh off saying Hillary Clinton can't be President because she's a woman, claimed yesterday that she is "motivated by the spirit of the Antichrist."

Arizona’s Dept. of Economic Security Director Won’t Stop Promoting Religion in Emails to Employees

Tim Jeffries, the head of the Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES), sent an odd email to the 7,000 people in his office announcing an upcoming trip to a religious shrine in France and promising staffers that he would hand-deliver their prayers if they wanted to pass any along to him. Show More Summary

Sausage Party: A Film About Groceries Going Godless

If you just saw the trailer, you might think Sausage Party is a film about profanity-spewing food. It's actually a substantive reflection on religion. We know our beliefs about God and the afterlife can be shaken up in an instant. The question is: Will we embrace the evidence or cling to what's comfortable?

A Science Vlogger Explains the Neat Genetic Differences Between Nectarines and Peaches

Here are questions I never thought about before watching this video: What's the difference between a nectarine and a peach? And can we prove it using their DNA?Not only does science vlogger Alex Dainis answer the question, she shows you the difference in a laboratory. It's easy to understand and so freaking cool.

Why Children Shouldn’t Have Religious Labels

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses why children shouldn't have religious labels.

Theodore Shoebat: Hillary Clinton is a Lesbian Satanist Christian-Killer Who Should Be Executed

Theodore Shoebat, who once said women who have abortions deserve the death penalty by way of a firing squad, and then updated his hit list in June to include "the sodomites," just expanded the list once again. This time, he's going after Hillary Clinton.

This is a Horrible Explanation of How We Know Mother Teresa Performed Miracles

According to the priest in charge of making the case for Mother Teresa's sainthood, the best evidence they have for her two miracles is that doctors weren't sure what happened with their patients.

Once Again, Charlie Hebdo Artists Receive Death Threats Over Controversial Cover

If there's anything we've learned from satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo, it's that the people who work there aren't going to stop poking fun at bad ideas even when threatened with violence. They didn't stop after nearly a dozen...Show More Summary

Newspaper: Praying Football Coach’s Lawsuit Against District Is “Waste of Time and Resources”

We posted last week about how Joe Kennedy, the former assistant football coach at Bremerton High School in Washington who kept praying on the field despite several warnings that he was violating the law, had filed a lawsuit against the...Show More Summary

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