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Police Chief to Atheist Group: “Go Fly a Kite”

A lot of police departments and sheriff's offices have been emblazoning their vehicles with "In God We Trust" stickers lately, saying they just love America and are putting the national motto on the cars. Even though it's all too obvious...Show More Summary

What Dean Obeidallah Gets Wrong About Sam Harris

Sam Harris, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, and other vocal critics of Islam have frequently been called bigots by those who say the atheists unfairly lump all Muslims together as extremists. Of course, anyone who actually listens to them knows that's not the case. Show More Summary

When Will Liberty Counsel Admit a Massive Kim Davis Rally in Peru Never Happened?

When Kim Davis was given an award at the Values Voter Summit this weekend, her attorney Mat Staver of Liberty Counsel mentioned that more than 100,000 people had shown up for a prayer rally in her honor in Peru. He showed an image that was tweeted out the day before by fellow conservative Matt Barber: Just one problem with that: The prayer rally for Kim Davis never happened.

There Are More Examples of Jaclyn Glenn’s Plagiarism…

After posting yesterday about plagiarism on one of Jaclyn Glenn's videos, I heard from a few commenters who either (1) didn't think this was a big deal or (2) weren't convinced anything was copied. They said Glenn was paraphrasing aShow More Summary

Richard Dawkins’ New Book, Brief Candle in the Dark, is Available Today in the U.S.

The second part of Richard Dawkins' autobiography, Brief Candle in the Dark: My Life in Science, is now available online and in bookstores across the country. (The title is a reference to the Carl Sagan phrase.)

We Are In Desperate Need of Improved Media Literacy

Newspaper "gone to the Web." (Photo credit: Wikipedia) There was a topic that came up briefly during SPJ Airplay that I found quite interesting even though it had little to do with GamerGate, gaming, feminism, or even journalistic ethics. Show More Summary

The Trash Can That Didn’t Really Flatten Out

Captain Disillusion explains the secret behind a viral video featuring a garbage can that seems to magically flatten out:

Donald Trump Reminds Audience of His Christian Faith By Holding Up His Childhood Bible

At the Values Voter Summit over the weekend, Donald Trump attempted once again to endear himself to evangelical Christians in the only way he knows how: Using buzzwords since he can't do it genuinely.For example, he thought holding up his childhood bible would win them over... Show More Summary

Texas Principal, in Spite of the Law, Preaches at School Event and Forms Christian Club

There are some violations of church/state separation in public schools that are ambiguous or accidental. And then there are the instances when an administrator thinks he's being paid to be a priest.In Texas, Prosper High School Principal...Show More Summary

Mother of Trans Child Bullied By Catholic School Board Speaks Out: “I Will Fight To Move Mountains For That Kid”

Last week, we wrote about Larry Kowalczyk, a Catholic school board trustee in Edmonton who claimed transgender people are mentally disordered. The impetus for his demeaning comments: a seven-year-old transgender girl's fight to be able to use the girls' bathroom at her elementary school. Show More Summary

Campus Preacher Tears Up Qur’an to Show Students the Love of Jesus

A couple of weeks ago at Ohio's Wright State University, a traveling Christian preacher named John Williams was yelling at students about the love of Christ... which isn't all that unusual. What made his visit notable was that Williams,...Show More Summary

Memories Pizza in Indiana Inadvertently Catered a Gay Wedding

Earlier this year, when Indiana was facing all sorts of backlash for its new law legalizing anti-gay discrimination, one of the companies making headlines was Memories Pizza in the city of Walkerton. The owners made clear they would not cater a gay wedding because it violated their Christian beliefs. Show More Summary

Book Review: 1491

Summary: Like a watcher of the skies when a new planet swims into his ken. It’s a common belief that, when Europeans first encountered them, the Native Americans were living a hunter-gatherer lifestyle scarcely changed from that of the earliest humans. This idea spans the political spectrum: from those on the left, who idealize indigenous [Read More...]

These Videos About Kim Davis Sound Way Too Similar to Be a Coincidence

If you were going to write an article or make a YouTube video about the Kim Davis controversy, there are going to be several parts we've all heard before. You would probably mention her four husbands and the hypocrisy of denying people a marriage license because they're in an unbiblical relationship. Show More Summary

Welcome to the End Times!

There was no "super blood moon" for me last night. It was obviously out there somewhere, but I did not get to see any trace of it due to the clouds. I am well aware that there are photos of it all over the Internet, but these hold little interest for me. Show More Summary

Spanking Children Is Not Loving Even if God Commands It

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses a Christian couple who were told they couldn't adopt foster children because they spank their kids.

Friendly Atheist Podcast Episode 74: Mrs. Betty Bowers, America’s Best Christian

Our latest podcast guests are the people behind YouTube sensation Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian. Andrew Bradley is the creator and writer for If you haven’t seen the videos, Betty is American’s Best Christian, and she has a lot to say about traditional marriage, abortion, the upcoming elections, and so much more. Show More Summary

Warwick University Students’ Union Will Now Let Ex-Muslim Maryam Namazie Speak

After a really idiotic decision to prevent atheist and critic of Islamic extremism Maryam Namazie from speaking at Warwick University (England), the school's Students’ Union has quickly changed course. They had denied the speaking request...Show More Summary

ACLU Challenges “Prayer Boxes” at Louisiana High School

If you were to visit Airline High School in Louisiana's Bossier Parish Schools, you'd come across these prayer boxes: This is the same high school where the principal signs off on his newsletter message by saying "May God Bless You All." (And the same District where the ACLU has had problems in the past. Show More Summary

Lottery Winner Credits Psychic and Lucky Store and Make It Stop My Brain Hurts

You know what I hate about the lottery?The winners never say, "I randomly won!"They always have some "magic trick" that gave them an edge. Maybe they used the birth dates of loved ones. Maybe they prayed. Maybe they played their lucky numbers. Show More Summary

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