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Atheists win $16,000 settlement against Arkansas State Sen. Jason Rapert
Reading Time: 3 minutes The state of Arkansas is $16,000 poorer today after State Senator Jason Rapert agreed to a settlement in his legal battle to avoid online criticism from atheists. After the state pays the atheists’ court costs, Rapert will have to unblock certain atheist constituents on Twitter and provide “written documentation showing possible wrongdoing” if he wants […]
Judge: Lawmaker who blocked atheists on Twitter must hand over documents
Reading Time: 3 minutes Arkansas State Sen. Jason Rapert has lost yet another legal battle in his pathetic quest to avoid online criticism from atheists. It’s the latest twist in a battle that started in 2018, when American Atheists filed a lawsuit against the lawmaker best known for erecting an unconstitutional Ten Commandments monument outside the State Capitol. They […]
Help This Ex-Muslim Come To America And Start College!
Reading Time: 2 minutes Meridith McConnell is the president of the Sunday Assembly Boston, and you may remember her from that really fun Naked Diner podcast episode she was on. She sent me an email last night asking if I could spread the word on a GoFundMe campaign that is helping an ex-Muslim student from the Middle East come to […]
Thirty percent of Americans are really atheists? Says who?
Reading Time: 7 minutes A Harvard graduate student in journalism contacted me recently because he was writing a piece about the Openly Secular campaign for The Humanist (You can read his article here). For reasons that should be obvious to anyone who’s been following what I write, I’ve been a vocal and visible supporter of that campaign. I even agreed […]
Help Me Do What I Do Through Patreon
Reading Time: 3 minutes One of the quirks of being me is that I don’t like asking for help. Growing up I also seem to have absorbed the notion that “real work” involves making things, doing things with your hands, fixing things, etc. Writing was never a job that I saw modeled as a for-real job. But it turns […]
What We Can Learn About Atheists from Atheist-Whisperer Bo Wagner.
Reading Time: 14 minutes Last time we talked, we covered a “satirical” straw man essay written by a Baptist pastor, Bo Wagner, about a fictional atheist. A pity he doesn’t actually know what satire is, any more than he knows what atheism is. Today we’re going to talk more about what he–and by extension a lot of his peers–think […]
Southern Atheists Unite!
Reading Time: 2 minutes I could use your help with something. David Silverman over at American Atheists has announced that next year’s big national convention will be held in Memphis, TN, which is Deep South territory. But I’m discovering that getting the word out to groups of skeptics around this region is really difficult! For one thing, “freethinkers” don’t […]
Church/State Separation—Where Is the Line?
Reading Time: 4 minutes What is the attraction of putting Christian propaganda on public property? American Atheists recently put up a monument in response to a six-ton Ten Commandments on government property. One Christian attacked the monument; let’s critique.
War on Christmas?
Reading Time: 3 minutes Is the zombie atheist army conducting a War on Christmas? Are atheists unlawfully curtailing the rightful place of Christian displays in public places? Or are we seeing the opposite—Christian displays imposed on the state-supported public square in violation of the Constitution?