Secularism

  • PHIL ZUCKERMAN : Society without God

      Sociologist Zuckerman spent a year in Scandinavia seeking to understand how Denmark and Sweden became probably the least religious countries in the world, and possibly in the history of the world. While many people, especially Christian conservatives, argue that godless societies devolve into lawlessness and immorality, Denmark and...
  • Atheists Condemn Trump Administration’s ‘License to Discriminate’

    Cranford, NJ—In reaction to the Department of Justice’s newly released guidelines about “protecting” religious liberty, American Atheists president David Silverman released the following statement: Jeff Sessions has shown, time and again, that he has no respect for real religious freedom and instead views religion as an excuse to ignore the law....
  • Euthanasia Is a Fundamental Human Right

    Euthanasia, from the Greek word meaning “good death”, is the practice of assisted suicide with the intention of relieving pain and suffering. Euthanasia is also known as mercy killing or physician assisted suicide. Like all things that deal with life and death, it has been a controversial subject of debate due to its...
  • Saudi women to be allowed to drive from age 18, same as men

    RIYADH (Reuters) – Saudi women will be allowed to drive from the age of 18, a government spokesman said on Thursday, partially allaying speculation they could still face tighter controls than men when finally allowed behind the wheel. In a royal decree issued on Tuesday, King Salman ordered an...
  • American Atheists Warns Arkansas Schools: Reject ‘In God We Trust’ Displays

    Cranford, NJ—Today, in response to a new law that requires Arkansas school districts to post signs that read,  “In God We Trust” in all classrooms, the American Atheists Legal Center sent a letter to all 262 Arkansas superintendents reminding them of their obligations under the United States Constitution and...
  • Statement About Wasserman Schultz Amendment to Protect the Johnson Amendment in House Appropriations Bill Markup

    Washington, DC—Today, in a 24 to 28 vote, an amendment offered by Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) to protect the integrity of the Johnson Amendment failed during a House Appropriations Committee markup session. The amendment would have removed Section 116 of the bill, a rider that prohibits the IRS...
  • How atheist campaigner Madalyn Murray O’Hair became America’s most-hated woman

    This week, the film The Most Hated Woman in America comes to Netflix, with Melissa Leo playing Madalyn Murray O’Hair, the atheist who campaigned against the church’s influence in public and political life (the title comes from the headline on a 1964 interview with her in Life magazine). While...
  • 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...
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