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Posted inPolitics

Bill bolstering secular addiction treatment programs awaits NY Gov’s signature

Reading Time: 3 minutes Months after its passage, an important bill that would expand treatment options for secular people struggling with substance abuse has now been sent to New York Governor Kathy Hochul. She should sign it into law immediately. The purpose of the law (Senate Bill S7313A / Assembly Bill A8163) is fairly straightforward. When someone in New […]

Posted inEducation

B.C. mom loses appeal over school’s Indigenous smudging demonstration

Reading Time: 4 minutes The British Columbia Court of Appeal has dismissed a lawsuit from a Christian mother who said her kids were illegally forced to participate in an Indigenous “smudging” ritual at their school. It caps a legal battle that began over six years ago, and suggests that teaching kids about religion by having them experience a traditional ceremony […]

Posted inGeneral

After atheist’s invocation, FL officials let Christian give replacement prayer

Reading Time: 2 minutes On Tuesday, atheist Joseph Richardson of the Central Florida Freethought Community was slated to deliver an invocation during a meeting of the Lake County Board of County Commissioners in Florida. He gave an excellent speech, thanking the commissioners and staffers for their hard work and urging everyone to keep their “hearts and minds open.” Perfectly […]

Posted inLaw

Pew survey: More Americans realize Supreme Court is Christian Right’s ally

Reading Time: 3 minutes When it comes to the Supreme Court, atheists understand what most white evangelicals refuse to admit: the ultra-conservative court has become a powerful ally for the Christian Right—and religion in general. A new survey released by the Pew Research Center found that 74% of atheists, compared to only 20% of white evangelicals, say the Supreme […]

Posted inLGBTQ

Here’s why vandals sprayed graffiti at Focus on the Family headquarters

Reading Time: 7 minutes On Thursday, days after five innocent people were murdered at Club Q in Colorado Springs, vandals defaced the large “Focus on the Family” sign outside the Christian ministry’s headquarters in the same city. “Their blood is on your hands,” said the spray-painted words. “Five lives taken.” Underneath the brick sign were two metal placards with […]

Posted inNonreligious News

Atheists In Kenya in trouble

Reading Time: 2 minutes Atheists in Kenya (AIK) was in court again last Tuesday. Former MP Stephen Ndichu brought a case in September to have the only official atheist organisation in Kenya deregistered. Ndichu is a Christian fundamentalist and a friend of President Ruto. Established six years ago by Harrison Mumia, AIK has been involved in many secular campaigns […]

Posted inLaw

Pastor behind ‘Miracle Mansion,’ a Christian theme park, convicted of fraud

Reading Time: 2 minutes A Virginia pastor was convicted of fraud after government officials uncovered his multi-year, $740,000 scheme to supposedly build a Christian theme park called “Miracle Mansion.” Michael Mandel Baldwin wasn’t actually building that park, though. He was pocketing the cash. According to the indictment from 2021, Baldwin started this scheme in 2009 when he created videos […]

Posted inLaw

Convicts who killed atheist author and publisher escape custody in Bangladesh

Reading Time: 3 minutes Yet another injustice against freethought has taken place in Bangladesh, where two men sentenced to death for murdering an atheist author and his publisher were able to escape police custody. The men were members of a terrorist group called Ansarullah Bangla Team (“Helpers of Allah”). In 2015, atheist author Dr. Avijit Roy was hacked to death […]

Posted inNonreligious News

Alabama residents are flipping out over a Krampus-friendly ‘Festival of Yule’

Reading Time: 3 minutes A secular “Festival of Yule” in Tuscumbia, Alabama is on the verge of being canceled despite a Christian-friendly festival taking place a week later. Local officials have already announced that the public can make statements about their feelings about the Yule festival during a meeting on Monday, which could provide the pressure needed to put […]

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