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Safe Haven For Emerging Secular Americans

My earliest memories of religion are experiences with harassment. Living in communities where Christianity was the norm, I was openly nontheist when I was young. Other people didn’t want me to be that way. I got nasty notes in my locker telling me to accept Jesus or else. There were taunts on the playground. Even [...]

Unrepresentative Military Chaplaincy: Is This a Problem?

Last night, the Secular Coalition for America sent us the following statistics as part of its call for an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act to provide for the hiring of nontheistic chaplains in the U.S. military:

Religious Preference of Servicemembers and Chaplains Religious Preference % of all Servicemembers % of all Chaplains None [...]

Freethought Equality Fund Follows Confused Path To Secular Power

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. [...]

Fact Check: Are you 3 times more likely to get a virus from a church website than from a pornography website?

A graphic from the Did You Know? Blog is making its way around atheist and secular pages on Facebook. It claims that “You are 3 times more likely to get a virus from a church website than you are from a pornography website”:

Unfortunately, the Did You Know Blog doesn’t link to any source [...]

Iowa Secular Voters Expand Influence Before 2016 Caucus

A campaign strategy that appeals to religious Iowans while shunning the significant secular minority in the state is unlikely to succeed. [...]

Secular Coalition Gets Namby Pamby About Obama and Jill Stein

I don’t know the internal politics of the decision to grade Stein in this way, but to my eye, this “incomplete” grade looks like a move calculated to forestall anger at the Secular Coalition from Democratic politicians and voters. [...]

More Americans Wish Politicians Would Stop Using Religion As A Political Tool.

Secular liberals are treated as pariahs by the Democratic Party. There is no functioning political party that represents the interests of secular Americans over the interests of religious Americans. [...]

Two National Secular Rallies This Spring

There are two major national secular rallies in North America this spring – one in Washington D.C., and the other in British Columbia, Canada. [...]

Religion Mixed Much More Into Obama Campaign Than Jill Stein and Rocky Anderson Campaigns

In 2012, Barack Obama’s campaign is once again filled with efforts to make American electoral politics a matter of religion. Jill Stein and Rocky Anderson are almost completely leaving religion out of their presidential campaigns. [...]

Non-Christians Have Strongest Base Of Support For Marriage Equality In USA

Christianity isn’t a leading voice for marriage equality in the United States. Secular culture and non-Christian religious culture are leading the way in this cultural trend. Being outside the norm may bring atheists, humanists, Pagans, Muslims, Hindus and Buddhists a greater appreciation for a diversity of domestic arrangements, rather than the single model of family life that many Christians demand all Americans conform to. [...]

Perhaps they’ll be Joined by some Communist Stockbrokers

2012 Presidential Candidate Newt Gingrich, trying to have it both ways in a speech at John Hagee‘s Cornerstone Church on March 27 2011:

I have two grandchildren — Maggie is 11, Robert is 9. I am convinced that if we do not decisively win the struggle over the nature of America, by the time they’re [...]