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Mormon and atheists discussion held in Salt Lake City

Mormon and atheists discussion held in Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City, UT will host the atheist convention this coming weekend.  So as a "warm-up event," two Mormon professors from Brigham Young and two atheist experts held a panel to discuss "public perceptions of atheists and Mormons."  The panel ...

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Edwin Kagin dies at age 73

Edwin Kagin dies at age 73

Edwin Kagin was the national legal director of American Atheists Inc. and a crusader for the rights of atheists.  He died in his home town of natural causes, he did have a history of heart problems according to his sister.  ...

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Bill in Louisiana would make Bible the state book

Bill in Louisiana would make Bible the state book

A bill voted on last week passed 8-5, allowing the bill to go forward which could make the Bible Louisiana's state book.  State Representative Thomas Carmody said "The Holy Bible would be appropriate for the state of Louisiana."  He cited ...

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Police Sgt claims he was discriminated against for being Wiccan

Police Sgt claims he was discriminated against for being Wiccan

Sgt. A.J. DeBellis is suing the city of Los Angeles alleging the LAPD discriminated, harassed, and retaliated against him because he is Wiccan.  His wife filed a similar lawsuit a few weeks ago.  DeBellis joined the LAPD in 1990 and ...

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Atheists held mass resignation of LDS Church

Atheists held mass resignation of LDS Church

Every year the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints holds a general Conference.  This year was a little bit different.  Many atheists showed up and mailed their letters of resignation during the conference.  Most people came from American Atheists ...

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Does the internet make you lose your religion?

Does the internet make you lose your religion?

According to the MIT Technology Review, the internet does cause a decrease in religious affiliation.  A recent study by Allen Downey, a computer scientist at Olin College of Engineering located in Massachusetts, found a correlation between internet usage and a ...

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Islamic group to cutt off crosses on NY church

Islamic group to cutt off crosses on NY church

The Syracuse Landmark Preservation Board gave the okay for a Muslim group to cut the crosses off of a former Catholic Church.  The church, which was vacant, is now being turned into a mosque.  A petition made the rounds online ...

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Saudi Arabia declares all atheists are terrorists

Saudi Arabia declares all atheists are terrorists

In a new law, Saudi Arabia named all atheists as terrorists.  If anyone speaks out against or criticizes the government or Islam, they could spend up to 20 years in prison.  The new law was decreed by King Abdullah and ...

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Bank notary denies service to atheist organization

Bank notary denies service to atheist organization

In Cranford, NJ, a TD Bank notary is being accused of denying a notary service to an atheist organization.  She said she denied notarizing the documents for "personal reasons."  The person trying to get the documents notarized the was the ...

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Atheist Nate Phelps speaks out after his father's death

Atheist Nate Phelps speaks out after his father's death

Nate Phelps, age 55, speaks out for the first time after his estranged father, pastor Fred Phelps, died.  Fred Phelps died at the age of 84 on March 19 and was the founder of Westboro Baptist church.  Nate Phelps had ...

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Is Pope Francis' sex-abuse panel based on deception?

Is Pope Francis' sex-abuse panel based on deception?

Pope Francis appointed a panel to advise the Catholic Church on how to deal with the problem of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.  Four of the panel members are women and five are lay people.  Included in these are ...

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Nun has amazing singing on 'The Voice'

Nun has amazing singing on 'The Voice'

On Italy's 'The Voice,' the judges were shocked when they hear 25 year old Sister Cristina Scuccia sing Alicia Keys' "No One."  Sister Scuccia belted out the song with amazing sound and enthusiasm.  It was clear from the look on ...

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American Atheists president attends CPAC after being banned

American Atheists president attends CPAC after being banned

The President of American Atheists, David Silverman, attempted to have a booth at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference.  At first they accepted, then the conference organizers rescinded the invitation and the American Atheists booth was banned.  Silverman attended the ...

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