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Civil war looms in Iraq

Civil war looms in Iraq

The attention of people around the world has come to a culmination today with the mass exodus of Christians fleeing from their homes in the Northern Iraqi city of Mosul. Muslim's hate towards Christians has created a situation so desperate ...

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Penn Jillette receives death threats because of atheist views

Penn Jillette receives death threats because of atheist views

Magician Penn Jillette, from Penn& Teller, has received death threats for his anti-religious beliefs.  He has written books titled God, No! and Every Day is an Atheist Holiday!  Penn is, and always has been, outspoken about his beliefs which has ...

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Worst places to be religious

Worst places to be religious

The U.S. State Department has recently put out a list of the worst places in the world to be religious.  There are eight of them total, and the department describes them as "authoritarian governments that restrict their citizens' ability to ...

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Woman senteced to death for faith in Sudan

Woman senteced to death for faith in Sudan

A Sudanese court sentenced a pregnant woman to death for apostasy, because she would not renounce her Christian faith.  The 27 year old Merian Yehya is Christian but the courts consider her to be Muslim.  Her husband said "I'm so ...

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Advocacy group to ask military for atheist chaplains

Advocacy group to ask military for atheist chaplains

The Military Association and Free Thinkers (MAAF) plan to make a request to the military for an atheist chaplain.  Around the same time last year, Republicans and Democrats battled over this issue.  The president of the MAAF said in a ...

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Harvard to hold satanic mass

Harvard to hold satanic mass

The Harvard Extension Cultural Studies Club and a Satanic Temple from New York have teamed up to hold a satanic mass at an on-campus bar at Harvard University.  The organizers are call it a "larger effort to explore the religious ...

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Atheist television channel to launch

Atheist television channel to launch

Coming this June to a television near you will be the very first atheist television channel.  David Silverman, the president of American Atheists, announced the channel during a speech at Stanford University.  "Why are we going to television?"  He asked.  ...

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Supreme Court rules in favor of religion and state coming together

Supreme Court rules in favor of religion and state coming together

For separation of church and state, the First Amendment does not allow the government to make a law "respecting an establishment of religion."  According to the First Amendment then, it should be unconstitutional for the town board in Greece, NY ...

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Arizona canidate hopes to be first elected atheist in Congress

Arizona canidate hopes to be first elected atheist in Congress

James Woods (D) has started his bid to be the first atheist elected to Congress.  He is from Arizona and is blind.  On his website, he describes himself as free from "ideology, revelation, or religion."  To date, no open atheists ...

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Clemson coach responds to religion complaint

Clemson coach responds to religion complaint

The head football coach at Clemson, Dabo Swinney, has been the center of a religious controversy.  A recent letter of complain was set to the Freedom From Religion Foundation stating "constitutional concerns about how the public university's football program is ...

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"Atheist" personalized licensed plate denied

"Atheist" personalized licensed plate denied

Shannon Morgan filed a lawsuit in New Jersey claiming she is being discriminated against because of her beliefs.  She requested a personalized license plate which read "8THEIST" but it was denied.  The request was denied because it was considered "objectionable."  ...

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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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