Press Release: Atheists to Unveil Florida Courthouse Monument
Posted on: May 29, 2013
Stone Bench Featuring Secular Quotes Will Sit Beside Religious Tribute
Cranford, NJ—Following a settlement with Bradford County, Florida, American Atheists will unveil a new monument in front of the Bradford County Courthouse: a 1,500-pound granite bench engraved with quotations from Thomas Jefferson,… Continue
Added by Rob Klaers on May 29, 2013 at 2:11pm —
Louisiana Revelation: School Voucher Funding – It’s Not Just For Christians Any More
Jul 5, 2012 by Rob Boston in Wall of Separation
A member of the Louisiana House of Representatives who eagerly supported Gov. Bobby Jindal’s plan to fund private schools… Continue
Added by Rob Klaers on February 20, 2013 at 11:51pm —
If there was real separation of church and state there would be:
- No crosses on public roads and public highways
- No "In God We Trust" on the currency
- No "Under God" in pledge of allegiance
- No "Acts of God" in the books of law
- No taking oath to public office in name of god, or on the bible
- No adding of god to the party agendas
- No "In God We Trust" license plates issued for free on tax payers dime
- No laws banning…
Added by atheistrising on September 23, 2012 at 2:00pm —
The Huffington Post | By Gregory Kristof Posted: 07/12/2012 3:31 pm Updated: 07/12/2012 3:36 pm
Religion watchdogs are warning of an amply-funded… Continue
Added by Rob Klaers on July 17, 2012 at 7:45pm —
"Personally, do you consider yourself to be a religious person? (Total % YES)"
This last weekend I was at the pharmacy waiting for a prescription to be filled and picked up a copy of the Journal de Montreal.… Continue
Added by Godless Poutine on March 15, 2012 at 4:39pm —
The most important thing that keeps America safe. Exploitation of gods in politics is enough to make me sick! We need to keep gods out of government, separation is so important. It seems that those that are religious want to run the governments there way or the hell with you. People killing others over religion is just nuts! Holly books written as they believe by or inspired by there gods are the enlightened way to… Continue
Added by Bobevt on February 29, 2012 at 10:21am —
(Cross-posted from my actual blog, hosted by the good folks here at Think Atheist!)
When it comes to its education standards, Texas has had a lot of bad luck these last few years.
Whether they were contending with a willfully ignorant dentist whom Texas Governor Rick Perry somehow thought was qualified to chair the State Board of Education (SBoE) and who… Continue
Added by MikeTheInfidel on July 17, 2011 at 10:30pm —
Unbelievable...the governor of Texas, Rick Perry openly did a "rain prayer"....where the hell is this world coming to when the governor of one of the most powerful states in the union does a "rain prayer"....does this violate the 1st amendment?? What the hell is going on with our country??
Texas governor calls for prayers for rain amid fires…
Added by Sassan K. on April 21, 2011 at 11:30pm —
- In taking oath for public office in the name of God?
- In federal governments faith based partnerships?
- In making churches pay no taxes?
- In having a national day of prayer?
- In taking away the choice of women to get an abortion?
- In creating laws against women who want to get abortion, by denying them any financial help, forcing them to get ultrasound scans before abortion?
- In blocking of teaching of evolution in schools?
Added by atheistrising on February 24, 2011 at 11:16pm —
I'm so sick of hearing about "the war on christmas" and seeing any
non-christian (or anyone willing to stand up for any non-christian)
being vilified in the news. Tonight there was a segment on one of my local news affiliates (WTAE Pittsburgh) about a nativity scene being moved from in front of the borough building
in a local town after one woman (bravely) wrote in and asked that it be moved. It was moved a whole 20 yards from it's original… Continue
Added by Amanda Artman on December 8, 2010 at 6:56pm —
I am an American.
On top of that I am also a Texan.
I was born in Texas and can trace my family coming to Texas in the 1850’s.
Most of my family came from the United Kingdom. The rest came from Europe.
Some have been in the United States since the early 1700’s. Some fought in the American Revolution against England.
For what I can tell, they all were “Christians” of some sort or another.
I am an Atheist.
I’ve been an Atheist since the age of six.… Continue
Added by Rick on June 9, 2010 at 8:19am —
This is the latest action alert from the Secular Coalition for America. Click here now to write to Congress!
Join the official SCA Think Atheist group here. …
Added by Paul Fidalgo on May 25, 2010 at 10:14am —
Spewing creationist nonsense to children wasn't enough. Teaching that non-science, who's core tenants of faith and ignoring evidence go against everything science stands in science classes in public, government-funded schools just wasn't enough for the fundamentalist quacks in this country. Texas public schools are now required by law to teach the Bible.
Beginning this school year a… Continue
Added by SabreNation on August 18, 2009 at 10:00am —
I must once again thank Hemant Mehta over at The Friendly Atheist
for calling this to attention. If you live in the United States at all and ESPECIALLY Illinois, you need to know about this. In Illinois' recently signed $31 Billion Capital Bill, there is over $11 Million earmarked specifically for religious projects. Yeah, you read that right $11 Million
in tax payer dollars set aside for institutions that don't even pay taxes.… Continue
Added by SabreNation on July 29, 2009 at 5:30pm —
Today (May 7, 2009) is the "National Day of Prayer", which became a law in 1952 under President Harry Truman after Rev. Billy Graham lead a six-week crusade in Washington. Believers and nonbelievers alike have spoken out against a government sanctioned day of prayer.
J. Brent Walker, executive director of the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty, said "it is not the government's job to tell the American people what, where or when… Continue
Added by Pam on May 7, 2009 at 8:30am —
Texas has played host to a lot of recent tomfoolery. Shenanigans linked to and summarized below.
Texas' moment-of-silence law upheld by appeals court panel
The Texas law that requires public school students to observe a daily minute of silence is constitutional because it expressly allows any silent use of that minute, whether religious or not, a three-judge panel of the 5th… Continue
Added by Pam on March 23, 2009 at 9:16am —
Things are getting interesting at my Examiner.com column (the DC Secularism Examiner
). But of course, aren't they always? :)
the atheistic adventure as I...
Added by Paul Fidalgo on March 2, 2009 at 12:29am —
Why should we care about the separation of church and state? Is the division of government and religion a good thing? What does this concept even mean?
The term “separation of church and state” does not appear anywhere in the US Constitution. What does appear, however, are these words in the First Amendment, stating that “Congress shall make no laws respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof …”
So, people are… Continue
Added by Pam on February 11, 2009 at 11:21am —
David Waters of WashingtonPost.com's On Faith blog takes a mostly-fair look
at Michael Newdow's inauguration lawsuit
by seeing what effect the messengers have on the substance of the case.
. . . I suspect the lawsuit would have generated less condescension if it had been filed by the… Continue
Added by Paul Fidalgo on January 7, 2009 at 1:31pm —
Michael Newdow's case against God-invocations
at the presidential inaugural is going to court. No, really. It's getting a real live hearing. Per the Washington Examiner
A D.C. District Court judge announced late Monday… Continue
Added by Paul Fidalgo on January 7, 2009 at 12:15pm —