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A Christian Apologist Realized Pokémon Go Isn’t Dangerous or Occultish… Yet

Christian apologist Matt Slick wrote an article nearly a decade ago trashing Pokémon. So what does he think of Pokémon Go? He downloaded the app, played the game, and realized it's not as bad as he expected. (But he's still doing research!)

Bernie Sanders Responds to DNC Email Leaks: “I Am Not An Atheist”

After Friday's revelation that Democratic National Committee officials had discussed outing Bernie Sanders as an atheist in an effort to undermine his candidacy, Sanders responded directly to those accusations this morning on CNN.

Christian Preacher Wants to Raise $455,000 Online… For What, I Don’t Know

Much like with televangelists, you shouldn't donate to a Christian preacher via GoFundMe when he won't tell you where that money is going.

Tim Kaine Shows You Can Be a Catholic Without Governing Like One

Hillary Clinton's selection of Virginia Senator Tim Kaine as her running mate may not make for exciting headlines, but it's a strong pick for a number of reasons and doesn't hurt her in any meaningful way. But one of the reasons his selection might raise eyebrows from progressives is that he constantly talks about his Catholic faith. Show More Summary

In Southeast Texas, An Atheist Group is Helping a Homeless Camp in Ways Christians Are Not

A news station in Texas aired a depressing yet powerful segment yesterday about a local homeless camp. The piece about the tent city included sound bites from a woman who's eight months pregnant and a man saying they "always need water."...Show More Summary

Cringeworthy Moments in the Life of an Atheist

BuzzFeed just posted a listicle of "21 Awkward Situations That’ll Make Non-Religious People Cringe." I can't say they all bug me as much as the writer, but there's plenty to relate to.

Michigan Radio Segment Highlights Secular Alternatives to Alcoholics Anonymous

The Michigan Radio show Stateside aired a terrific segment on alternatives to Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous for those who don't subscribe to their religious Twelve Steps.

A New Rap Song Encourages Atheists to “Stand Up” and Be Counted

When you make videos on YouTube, you hope people will watch what you're posting. But rarely do you think, "I really hope someone samples this in a rap song."

A Growing Feeling of Political Homelessness

I suppose I should have written a post summarizing my impressions of the 2016 Republican National Convention. I ended up watching more of the convention and the convention coverage than I had planned. I could have written up some sort of summary of the few high points and many low points. Show More Summary

Tony Perkins: The RNC Had a Gay Speaker, so the DNC Should Have an Anti-Gay Speaker

Peter Thiel, the Silicon Valley billionaire, spoke at the RNC last week and told the crowd he was "proud to be gay." What was the reaction from Christian hate group leader Tony Perkins? With an air of superiority, he suggested that it proved Republicans were more tolerant. After all, would the Democrats invite an anti-gay speaker on their stage?

Teen Study Bible: Having Sex Outside of Straight Marriage is Like Burning Your Cat in a Microwave

A Redditor points out this disturbing passage from the NIV Teen Study Bible. Answer the question of why, if sex is supposed to be so good, some people get AIDS and other diseases, the authors respond by comparing sex outside of (straight) marriage to putting your cat in the microwave.

This Unofficial Donald Trump Campaign Song May Be Worse Than the Candidate Himself

William Tapley, the Christian singer who made a song for Mitt Romney in 2012 is back with a song for Donald Trump and Mike Pence. And if I have to hear it, you have to hear it.

Another Reason to Oppose Trump? If He Loses, Duck Dynasty‘s Phil Robertson Will Go Into Hiding

Speaking on Breitbart News Daily earlier today, Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson said that if Donald Trump loses the election, he's going to disappear, because a Hillary Clinton presidency would lead to "depravity" and "moral bankruptc...

An Atheist Just Sued the State of Illinois for Not Allowing Secular Celebrants to Solemnize Marriages

In Illinois, the only way atheists can have their weddings solemnized is by going to a judge or having a religious leader (even one from an online church) sign the paperwork. A Secular Celebrant just filed a federal lawsuit against the state arguing that it's a violation of the Equal Protection Clause to prevent him from offering the same opportunity to non-religious couples.

Pakistan on Verge of Passing Law Punishing People Guilty of “Honor Killings”

Following last week's "honor killing" of internet star Qandeel Baloch, Pakistan's government says it will be passing legislation specifically targeting those who commit similar crimes.

Leaked Email Suggests that DNC Official Wanted to Use Bernie Sanders’ Alleged Atheism Against Him

According to a leaked internal conversation between Democratic National Committee officials, CFO Brad Marshall appears to have asked colleagues back in May whether it was possible to "out" Bernie Sanders as an atheist, perhaps as a way to discredit him to voters.

Catholic Macy’s Employee Allegedly Fired For Asking Trans Customer to Leave Bathroom

A former employee at Macy's claims he was fired for his Catholic beliefs after asking a transgender woman to leave the women's restroom. But take the story with a grain of salt since it's coming from the Catholic League's Bill Donoh...

Atheists Sue Kansas City for Approving $65,000 Grant for Baptist Convention

This September, the National Baptist Convention will be held in Kansas City, Missouri, thanks to a $65,000 gift from local taxpayers. Now American Atheists is suing the city to prevent them from going through with the illegal grant.

Atheists to House Majority Leader: If We’re Not Divided By Religion, Let Us Deliver an Invocation

On Tuesday, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) said in his speech at the Republican National Convention that "Republicans believe in an America that isn't divided by race, religion, or gender." Now, American Atheists wants him to prove it.

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