Secularism

  • US bigot Brian Camenker vows to fight gay marriage in Taiwan

    Taiwan’s highest court ‘imposed homosexuality-based marriage’ on the island nation, much to the annoyance of Brian Camenker, a right wing loon who believes that gays want to throw Christians like him into concentration camps. Camenker heads MassResistance, a “pro-family” outfit intent on spreading homophobia across the globe. In 2015...
  • Joe Biden: Americans must stand with LGBT people around the world

    My father taught me that everyone is entitled to be treated with dignity and respect. It’s a simple but powerful notion that lies at the heart of our identity as Americans. It is a truth that continues to drive me today, particularly when it comes to full equality for...
  • American Atheists Joins March for Science as Partner Organization

    Cranford, NJ—American Atheists is pleased to announce that it is partnering with the March for #Science , joining a diverse coalition of science advocates, educators, environmental groups, and others in championing the role of science and reason in society and in policymaking. “The rhetoric and actions of policymakers in...
  • Global Restrictions on Religion Rise Modestly in 2015, Reversing Downward Trend

    Government restrictions on religion and social hostilities involving religion increased in 2015 for the first time in three years, according to Pew Research Center’s latest annual study on global restrictions on religion. The share of countries with “high” or “very high” levels of government restrictions – i.e., laws, policies...
  • Lack of Vaccination Kept 71 Students From Attending School

    ROCHESTER, Minnesota — Last month, the Rochester School Board voted on a measure which says that students who attend Rochester Public Schools will be turned away, not allowed to attend class until they comply with immunization laws. According to the Minnesota statute “no person over two months old may...
  • Two federal judges find new Trump immigration ban discriminatory

    Rejecting arguments from the government that President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban was substantially different from the first one, judges in Hawaii and Maryland blocked the executive order from taking effect as scheduled on Thursday, using the president’s own words as evidence that the order discriminates against Muslims. Trump...
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Where do the majority of Jedi Knights live in England and Wales?

    There are over 176,000 Jedi Knights living in England and Wales. The Force is strongest in the local authority of Leeds, where 2,812 Jedi live, closely followed by Brighton and Hove with 2,636 and Bristol with 2,310. The authorities where the Dark Side is strongest are the Isles of Scilly, where 14...
  • University of Miami Establishes Chair for Study of Atheism

    With an increasing number of Americans leaving religion behind, the University of Miami received a donation in late April from a wealthy atheist to endow what it says is the nation’s first academic chair “for the study of atheism, humanism and secular ethics.” The chair has been established after...
  • Where is the world’s most ‘godless’ city?

    Discovering how many people in a given city believe in God (or not) is an almost superhuman task. In territories controlled or influenced by Islamic State, for example, the risks to declared non-believers are drastic and obvious. On the other side of the coin, the state atheism promulgated by...
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