We can expect to see the Freethought Equality PAC to go the way of the National Atheist Party, a political party which couldn’t find any actual candidates to run for office after it awkwardly declared that although it was a political party for atheists, it welcomed Christians too. [...]
Until the Orange County Public Schools either allows all points of view about religion to have equal access to high school students or institutes a ban for the distribution of materials about religion in high schools by outside groups, students in the Orlando area will be receiving a remarkable lesson in hypocrisy. [...]
It would be nice if the initiative in Minnesota were voted down, and the other initiatives were approved, but such a result would not be ideal. The legal rights of American citizens shouldn’t be approved or discarded by voters. They’re constitutionally established, not a matter for popular referenda. [...]
What would you pay to see comedian Eddie Izzard?
What if I told you you didn’t have to pay a thing?
Don’t believe it? Well, your disbelief is kind of the entire point.
Jesse Galef of the Secular Student Alliance let us know about the deal today:
Eddie Izzard will be flying to Washington DC [...]
“A not-for-profit organization, called Americans Elect is establishing ballot access in all 50 states for the candidates for president and vice president in 2012 who will be nominated directly by the people in an online nominating process. The sophisticated website of Americans Elect allows registered voters a revolutionary new way to nominate a bipartisan ticket [...]
This week, leaders of 56 religious, educational, civil liberties, legal, and other community organizations sent a letter to President Obama asking him to explain his policy on government-funded religious discrimination, and to move back to his pledge in 2008 to end the unconstitutional practice. The coalition members indicate that they now “question whether the restoration of church-state separation protections is an Administration priority.” [...]
The following is the full text, unedited and unredacted, of an 8 and 1/2 hour long speech given by Senator Bernie Sanders on December 10, 2010 regarding the plan by Barack Obama and congressional Republicans to give a tax cut to millionaires and billionaires while America suffers from high unemployment and crushing debt.
Senator Bernie [...]
A first glimpse at income trends in the United States doesn’t reveal anything a person would complain about:
From 1967 to 2007, median household income in this country rose 25%, and that’s in real, inflation-adjusted dollars. It seems like a great trend, and from this graph alone one might be tempted to clap, cheer [...]
Two religions, both demanding the same thing: That they not be required to suffer the offensive consequences of other people’s freedom any longer. [...]
Earl Sholley’s campaign of scapegoating against Muslims and atheists should serve as a reminder that when the freedom of religion of one cultural minority is threatened, the religious freedom of all minorities is made vulnerable. [...]