Reading Time: 2 minutes Andrew Seidel from the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) talks about his new book ‘The Founding Myth: Why Christian Nationalism Is Un-American’ on this week’s Naked Diner Podcast.
The Satanic Temple is Now a Registered Tax-Exempt Church
Reading Time: 7 minutes The Satanic Temple is now officially recognized by the IRS as a tax-exempt church. It is as legitimate as a religion can get in the United States.
Penn Jillette’s Sunday School talks Hail Satan? with Penny Lane
Reading Time: 4 minutes Hail Satan? director Penny Lane did an interview with Penn Jillette of the magician duo Penn & Teller on his podcast for a discussion on Satanism, secularism, and more. How does Penn’s Clown College experience resonate with Satanism?
Breaking: Arizona Governor Signs “No Promo Homo” Repeal
Reading Time: 2 minutes Wednesday the Arizona House voted to repeal Arizona’s controversial “No Promo Homo” statutes. Today the state Senate followed suit and Governor Doug Ducey (R-AZ) just announced that he has signed the bill, eliminating what amounted to a ban on teaching about homosexuality in sexual education classes across the state.
Hail Satan? Is a Poignant Look at the Birth of The Satanic Temple
Reading Time: 4 minutes For people who are unfamiliar with The Satanic Temple ‘Hail Satan?’ does a great job of capturing the mood and spirit of those early events. Those of us who have been following TST since they first made news will appreciate that the narrative is spot-on and highlights the group’s biggest news making campaigns.
Dominionism in America Part 5: The Seven Mountains Mandate
Reading Time: 10 minutes Part 5 of 5 of our continuing republication of Dominionist Theology: A Guide to Theocracy for Secularists originally published on the Left Hemispheres blog in 2011 by Steve Barry
Arizona’s HatePlate Campaign Draws Cheers, Highlights Disparity
Reading Time: 4 minutes Arizona’s ‘In God We Trust’ license plate has raised $827,000 for the ADF since fiscal year 2014. That seems like a lot of money until you find out that in that same timeframe the group has brought in more than $250 million total.
2 Easy Things Congress Can Do for a More Inclusive America
Reading Time: 4 minutes There are a couple small policies in Congress that could be changed to at least send a symbolic message of secular inclusion and understanding.
On Plurality and Remembering Vaclav Havel
Reading Time: 6 minutes Last weekend many members of the Atheist community took time out of their schedules to commemorate the anniversary of the death of Christopher Hitchens. Today I remember the Czech Republic’s President Vaclav Havel, who also died on this week in 2011.
Jimmy Kimmel Snaketivity Sketch with Billy Crystal and Dave Grohl
Reading Time: < 1 minute Knowledge may be the greatest gift, but The Satanic Temple-Chicago chapter’s Snaketivity display at the Illinois state capitol is really the gift that keeps on giving this year.