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South Dakota Bill Allowing Alternative Facts in Science Class Defeated in State House

A South Dakota bill that would have weakened the teaching of evolution and climate change in classrooms has been defeated.

The CPAC Panel “If Heaven Has a Gate, A Wall, and Extreme Vetting, Why Can’t America?” Is Absurd

Pushing policy on the basis of what a Holy Book says is precisely what Republicans are afraid of when it comes to Islam.

A Homeschooling Christian Mom Wasn’t Suspended from Facebook for Quoting the Bible

Elizabeth Johnston, a homeschooling Christian mother, says her "The Activist Mommy" page was temporarily suspended on Facebook because she quoted the Bible and said homosexuality was "detestable" and an "abomination."This won't surprise you one bit: She has no idea what she's talking about.

Catholic School Student Justifies Racist Essay By Saying Jesus and His Apostles Were All White

When a Catholic school in Louisiana had students write an essay in honor of Black History Month, I don't think anyone was expecting someone to write about white supremacy, justifying it by saying there were only white people in the Bible, and then having it spread across the internet.

The Argument From Objective Morality (Debunked)

Christian apologist William Lane Craig often uses the argument that if God doesn't exist, we wouldn't have morals. Since objective morality exists -- and we all know certain things are inherently evil -- God must exist, too. In the video below, YouTuber Rationality Rules explains the argument and why it doesn't make any sense.

Naples (FL) City Council May Face a Lawsuit By Prohibiting Lawn Maintenance on Easter Sunday

The city of Naples, Florida has an ordinance that bans mowing your lawn and trimming your trees on certain days of the year... but they may be going too far by adding Easter Sunday to that list.

A MN Town Wants Religious War Memorials, So Satanists Offer One With a “Baphometic Bowl of Wisdom”

If Christian officials in Belle Plaine, Minnesota don't like this Satanic monument, they should vote against a resolution that would create a "limited public forum" for religious displays in honor of veterans.

Virginia City Cancels Planned Trip to Christian Theme Parks After Warning from Atheists

It's not legal when public schools plan field trips to Ark Encounter or the Creation Museum, and it's not okay when city officials do it either.

After a Long Legal Fight, a PA School Will Remove a Christian Monument (and Pay a Huge Penalty)

After years of battling it out in court, a Pennsylvania school district will have to shell out $163,500 in legal fees for the atheists who sued them to remove a Ten Commandments monument. That's the cost for the District's stubbornness and ignorance of the law.

West Virginia Legislators Introduce a Bill to Make the Holy Bible the Official State Book

Make no mistake: This is an attempt to elevate Christianity above all other religions (and atheism) without explicitly saying the Bible is true.

Male Chiropractor Who Invented the Menstrual Product of Our Nightmares Is Stunned By the Backlash

Introducing Mensez "Feminine Lipstick!" A "lipstick" that just straight up glues your labia shut so none of that icky menstrual fluid can get out! Because that's how anatomy works.

In Response to Christian Group, Atheists Begin “Young Skeptics” Club at CA Elementary School

A California elementary school has become the second in the country to host a "Young Skeptics" club, helping kids learn how to think critically. It comes in response to the Good News Club, which exists to convert kids to Christianity before they're old enough to know better.

Irish Broadcaster Says It Wasn’t “Sacrilegious” for a Comedian to Call Communion “Haunted Bread”

Last month, an Irish comedian referred to communion wafers as "haunted bread" on a late night talk show. It upset a local priest, who complained to broadcaster RTÉ that this was blasphemy. They have now responded by saying the comedian did nothing wrong.

Indiana Legislators Debate Pointless Bill Protecting Students’ Already-Protected Religious Rights

This bill creates a bandage for a wound that doesn't exist. And it could make the lives of non-Christian students even worse.

How Herd Immunity Works, As Shown in a Single Incredible GIF

This is a fantastic visual that shows why vaccination is so important for everyone in the community. When parents are allowed to opt out of having their kids vaccinated, it could hurt all of us.

To Move or to Stay and Fight

No state is really safe for non-believers. You find creationist ideas in schools from Louisiana to New Jersey. You find efforts to send secular tax dollars to religious schools in Indiana and Florida. And, finally, you find polls done of all Americans demonstrating that plenty of families don't want their sons or daughters marrying atheists. Show More Summary

NH Republican State Rep. Brandon Phinney Refers to Religion as “Archaic Beliefs That Deny Reality”

New Hampshire State Rep. Brandon Phinney, a Republican, just wrote a letter to the editor to a local newspaper commenting on the decline of religion in his state. He even said, "... it is difficult and to be frank, rather foolish, to hold onto archaic beliefs that deny reality."

Full-Page Ad in Idaho Newspaper Condemns Faith-Healing Laws: “Do Children Have a Right to Live?”

A full-page ad appearing in a large Idaho newspaper today challenges state law giving a Get Out of Jail Free card to parents who let their children die from neglect because their religion condemns doctors and medicine.

Dystopia Journal #2: Is It Really That Bad?

One month into the Trump administration, I’m looking for any reason to be optimistic. One that’s occurred to me is that I have to wonder whether I’m not falling into the trap of present bias – exaggerating how bad things are now, just because I wasn’t around in past eras when things were far worse, [Read More...]

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