This week, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, during a speech at Colorado Christian University, promoted the use of government powers to coerce Americans into religious belief and worship. Scalia lectured his audience that, “the main fight is to dissuade Americans from what the secularists are trying to persuade them to be true: that the separation [...]
At first, when I saw this cover on a Cosmopolitan magazine on a corner newsstand, the first thing that popped into my mind was a question: what kind of ass do I deserve? I have never thought of myself as deserving a particular kind of ass. What, I wondered, is the moral basis for [...]
A tip of the hat this morning to Miscellany Blue and DocDawg for breaking the news over the past week that Lawrence Lessig’s Mayday PAC had funnelled $103,000 to Stark 360, a political action committee (PAC) founded at the end of August 2014. This amount was a huge boon to Stark PAC, amounting to 94.5% [...]
The following items are the core items from the Declaration On Freedom of Thought and Expression approved by the World Humanist Congress at the beginning of this week.
Are these values universal? Should they be?
“The right to freedom of thought and belief is one and the same right for all. The human right articulated [...]
Matilda Joslyn Gage was an abolitionist, an advocate for Native American rights, a Women’s Rights Movement leader, and a prominent freethinker. [...]
A funny thing happened to the USA Freedom Act on its way to passage: it was turned inside-out and upside-down.
Just how bad were changes to #USAFREEDOMAct? MAJORITY of 152 cosponsors voted NO. Roll call: http://t.co/2kaG5hrmw1
— Justin Amash (@repjustinamash) May 23, 2014
Rep. Justin Amash explains the turnabout in the legislation (HR 3361) [...]
The idea of Senator Bernie Sanders running for President is appealing in itself, but the Sanders for President 2016 watch just got a little more interesting.
This coming Sunday, Senator Sanders is hosting a free showing of Inequality for All, a progressive economic documentary by former Secretary of Labor, and former presidential candidate, Robert Reich. [...]
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. [...]