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This November, Arizona Atheist Will Challenge State Rep. Organizing Prayer Rally Against Satanists

We're still waiting to find out if the Phoenix City Council in Arizona will allow members of The Satanic Temple to deliver an invocation prayer at a meeting on February 17.I posted the other day about how State Rep. Kelly Townsend doesn't want to wait for the answer. Show More Summary

Our God is a Jealous God… and It Only Gets Worse From There

One of the most quoted lines in Richard Dawkins' The God Delusion is the passage that opens up Chapter 2:The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust,...Show More Summary

In Caucus Night Speech, Dr. Ben Carson Says Church/State Separation Advocates Have “Schizophrenia”

It's always a bad sign when a medical doctor decides to diagnose people he's never met, much less people he doesn't understand.But when you're the former Republican frontrunner yet you have to settle for a fourth place finish in Iowa, what do you have to lose?At a speech last night, Dr. Show More Summary

Watch Matt Dillahunty Explain the Story of Exodus

In the latest video for his Atheist Debates project, Matt Dillahunty discusses the biblical story of Exodus:

The Netherlands recognizes Pastafarianism as an official religion

Great news, The Netherlands has recognized Pastafarianism as an official religion. There are efforts for recognition in a bunch of places — I find it interesting (and telling) the reactions from the various governments. Clearly The Netherlands is a great place. The Metro has a nice article about the successful Netherlands effort here. Nice work […]

Those Atheist Fundamentalists Are Awful, Aren’t They?

In his latest video, Mr. Deity explains how the New Atheists are totally fundamentalists. Because they write books. And sometimes essays. Goddamn heretics.

Duck Dynasty Patriarch Urges Iowans to Vote Ted Cruz to “Rid the Earth” of Gay Marriage Supporters

Introducing Ted Cruz at an Iowa event this past weekend, Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson spent some time railing about what gay marriage supporters are forcing him to swallow.

Federal Lawsuit Alleges That Two Towns Refused Water Requests for Non-Mormons

The U.S. Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit against Colorado City in Arizona and Hildale in Utah, alleging that the towns' leadership prioritized the clean water needs of Mormons while denying access to non-church members.And the ongoing trial is providing pretty solid evidence to substantiate the charges. Show More Summary

The American Bar Association Says It Is Investigating Discrimination at BYU’s Law School

As many of you are probably aware, Brigham Young University is a private school that, while known for being operated and attended by Mormons, also admits students who are outside the faith. That means even if you don't agree with Mormon...Show More Summary

Better to Let Kids Play in Traffic Than Let Them Skip Church, Christian Blogger Writes

It's not a secret that many Christians are terrified of letting their kids make up their own minds about the question of God.It's not a secret that many seem to feel, instinctively, that without constant, repetitive drilling of faith concepts into their kids' heads from the earliest possible age, they will not believe. Show More Summary

John Kasich Tells Atheist He Opposes Kim Davis-Style Discrimination

Reader Justin Scott, an Iowan who takes his politics seriously, has been going to meet-and-greets with a number of candidates to ask why atheists should consider supporting them.He asked John Kasich about his faith, separation of church...Show More Summary

Ohio Seminary Student Arrested After Trying to “Adopt” Female Infants for Sex

A Columbus, Ohio seminary student was arrested in San Diego on Friday, en route to Tijuana where he was attempting to purchase a female infant to have sex with.Joel Wright, who was discerning ordination for the priesthood at Pontifical...Show More Summary

Islamic Terrorist Group Boko Haram Burns Children Alive, So Why Don’t More People Care?

When the media and politicians discuss Islamic terrorism, they conjure specific images: Middle Eastern men, dressed in the traditional garb of the region, shouting in Arabic as they wreak havoc across their native lands. It's a myopic view of Islamic extremism that has fostered intense racism and xenophobia, especially in the U.S. Show More Summary

Jeb Bush Tells Atheist Voter That Christian Bakers Shouldn’t Have to “Participate” in Gay Marriage

Reader Justin Scott, an Iowan who takes his politics seriously, has been going to meet-and-greets with a number of candidates to ask why atheists should consider supporting them.He recently asked Jeb Bush his thoughts on separation of...Show More Summary

Rand Paul Ignores Question About Why Atheists Should Vote for Him

Reader Justin Scott, an Iowan who takes his politics seriously, has been going to meet-and-greets with a number of candidates to ask why atheists should consider supporting them.While he's been able to chat with just about everyone in the race, Rand Paul wouldn't give him the time of day. Show More Summary

Christian Persecution is Driving Voters to Donald Trump, Says Texas Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert

If you were asked, off the top of your head, to come up with a list of potential reasons for the rise of Donald Trump, what would you say? You might start with things like (in no particular order) general political dissatisfaction, racism, xenophobia, "Islamophobia," anger toward President Obama, etc. Show More Summary

Christian Parents File Federal Lawsuit After Daughter Learns About Islam in World History Class

When Fox News' liar-in-residence Todd Starnes published an article with the headline, "Public school forced my child to convert to Islam," I assumed it was bullshit. Partly because it's Starnes, partly because that's not how public schools...Show More Summary

What Is Bernie’s Plan B?

The 2016 presidential primaries are approaching, and I find I’m still undecided. I think both Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton are fine candidates, and either would make an excellent president. This is especially true in comparison to the howling pandemonium that’s the GOP field, where all the other candidates are competing to be as vulgar, [Read More...]

When Killers Repent and Go to Heaven, What Do Christians Think Happens to Their Victims?

The Christians who love to talk about death-bed conversions never tell you what happens after those people go to Heaven...

The No-Platforming of Richard Dawkins

Richard Dawkins at New York City's Cooper Union to discuss his book The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution (Photo credit: Wikipedia) No-platforming refers to preventing someone from speaking, sometimes through policy and other times through protest. Show More Summary

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