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Cleveland Clinic Doctor Roundly Criticized After Writing Essay Questioning Vaccine Safety

On Friday, a doctor at the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute posted an op-ed questioning the efficacy of vaccinations. It led to a barrage of criticism from doctors who actually know what they're talking about.

If Only I Had Finished the KJV Bible, My Diabetes Would Be Gone By Now

You thought it'd be okay to stop reading the King James Bible after page 1,116? You fool.

#NotMyPresident and the Effort to Resist Trump

You know what? You're absolutely right. Donald Trump is not your president. He's not my president either. In fact, he's not anybody's president. At least, he's not anybody's president until around Noon on Friday, January 20, 2017. That is when he will become your president (assuming you live in the United States) and my president. Show More Summary

Podcast Ep. 143: Galen Broaddus, Secular Celebrant and Lawsuit Winner

Our latest podcast guest is Galen Broaddus, an atheist who just won a lawsuit that will allow Secular Celebrants to solemnize weddings in the state. I spoke with Galen about why this lawsuit was necessary, what services he provides families as a Celebrant, and why some atheists wish he never took on this battle at all.

Middle School Bible Club Shut Down in Missouri, But Not for Any of the Right Reasons

The Joplin School District in Missouri shut down a middle school Bible club because it wasn't following school board policy. However, that explanation doesn't mention the multiple (real) reasons the club was violating the law, including the fact that a faculty member spearheaded the group and bribed children with doughnuts to attend.

The Miraculous “Fact That Everyone Isn’t Noticing” About 2017 is an Easily Disprovable Hoax

There's a meme floating around online, spread by Christians, about how certain dates in 2017 all happen to fall on a Sunday. It's not true. It's easy to show why it's not true. And yet everyone seems to be falling for the hoax.

Kentucky Woman Arrested After Allegedly Assaulting Disabled Man Who Joked About Being an Atheist

A Kentucky woman was arrested this week after assaulting and robbing a disabled man who joked about how he didn't believe in God.

Netflix’s One Day at a Time Has a Great Episode About a Secular Woman Debating Her Catholic Mother

Netflix's reboot of One Day at a Time, which premiered this weekend, has an excellent episode in which the main character and her mother get into a fight over whether they should go to Church on Sunday. It's a conversation I know a lot of atheists have had with their own families.

Nat Hentoff, an Anti-Abortion Atheist and Free Speech Advocate, Has Died at Age 91

Nat Hentoff, a longtime columnist for the Village Voice, the Wall Street Journal, and the secular publication Free Inquiry (among many, many others) died yesterday of natural causes at the age of 91. He was a long-time advocate for free speech, fought the death penalty, and was (to the surprise of many liberals) anti-abortion on philosophical grounds.

Man Who Vandalized Multiple Icelandic Churches Has Been Caught and Released

A few days ago, Akureyri Church in Iceland was vandalized. Someone had spray-painted vulgar anti-religious messages -- along with a few seemingly pro-religious ones -- on the walls of that church and a few others in the area. The culprit has finally been caught.

Responding to a Progressive Christian’s List of Things Atheists Should Stop Doing

Dr. Benjamin Corey, a progressive Christian blogger at Patheos, posted an interesting article yesterday about things he wishes atheists would stop doing. He means it in a helpful way, so let's go through the points.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes Video Celebrates Adults Who Try Converting Kids in Public Schools

In a promotional video just released by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, the organization makes very clear that its mission is to spread Christianity in public schools, even though proselytizing while on the clock is illegal.

Bryan Fischer: Anyone Who Opposes Publicly Posting the Ten Commandments is an “American Traitor”

Religious Right activist Bryan Fischer said on his American Family Radio show on Thursday that anyone who opposes or criticizes Christian influence in the U.S. is automatically a traitor.

Even Glenn Beck is Criticizing the Christian Charity That Rejected a Large Donation from Atheists

Glenn Beck was the voice of reason on his Blaze TV show during a discussion about atheists. He criticized a Christian children's home that rejected a donation worth more than $25,000 because it came from an atheist organization.

The SC Dept. of Public Safety Will No Longer Send Christian Propaganda to Grieving Citizens

Just days after a Humanist group sent a letter to South Carolina's Department of Public Safety, telling them to stop sending Christian propaganda to grieving residents, state officials say they will end the practice.

“Take Darwin to Church” Program Urges Pastors to Have Scientists Speak to Their Congregations

In honor of Charles Darwin's 208th birthday on February 12, an atheist is asking churches to invite science advocates to speak to their congregations.

Christian Politician from Arkansas Pleads Guilty to Bribery Charges Involving Local Bible College

There's a massive scandal brewing in Arkansas involving Republican legislators and a conservative Christian college.

A Utah Family’s Car Was Stolen As They Were Inside the House Praying

A Utah family, about to head to the airport for a Hawaiian vacation, left the car running in their driveway while they all went back inside to say a prayer. When they came back out, the car was gone.

Thanks, Obama: Liberal Redneck Edition

Trae Crowder, the Liberal Redneck, wants to thank Obama -- literally -- for what he accomplished during his presidency.

Two Rival NBA Stars Put Competing Hexes on the Ball Before a Free Throw and It Was Hilarious

On Wednesday night, in the fourth quarter of a close game, an NBA player tried whispering a curse at the ball when his opponents had it, telling it not to go into the hoop... only to have his opponent whisper a counter-curse right b...

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