Secular Blog

August 2, 2011 - 4:49 pm

Yesterday the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced dramatic new women’s health care guidelines that require preventative services, such as birth control, screenings, STD testing and counseling, and breastfeeding support and supplies, to be covered under most insurance plans without a copayment, coinsurance, or deductible.

August 1, 2011 - 12:27 pm

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg did something on Friday that few mainstream American politicians ever take the opportunity to do: he publicly acknowledged nontheistic Americans and their equal rights before the law.

July 27, 2011 - 12:42 pm

I need to confess that I have a somewhat loose connection to Anders Behring Breivik, who recently killed 76 people in Norway. You see, he lifted words for his manifesto from the manifesto of “Unabomber” Ted Kaczynski. I never met Ted, but he and I were in the same research field of geometric function theory, and I published some joint papers with Kaczynski’s dissertation advisor.

July 25, 2011 - 10:13 am

Or an agnostic, humanist, freethinker, or whatever secular label you define yourself with. On Friday, July 22, at a town hall meeting on the College Park campus of the University of Maryland, I had the rare opportunity to tell the president of the United States that I was an atheist—with a smile—on live television in a stadium filled with hundreds of people.

July 21, 2011 - 12:41 pm

“He’s going to lead the way, every day,” says Tim Pawlenty’s wife, Mary, in a new video for her husband’s presidential campaign. Except she’s not talking about her husband – she’s talking about God. 

July 20, 2011 - 4:51 pm

Republic Presidential hopeful Herman Cain thinks he supports the separation of church and state, but in reality he has no idea what that phrase means.

July 20, 2011 - 10:37 am

As an atheist, I just about always vote for political candidates who say they believe in God. Not because I’m impressed by their professed God beliefs, but because I have no other choice-unless I cast a write-in vote.

July 12, 2011 - 3:26 pm

There have been so many jaw-dropping stories about Republican presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann’s theocratic beliefs recently that it’s getting hard to keep track.

July 12, 2011 - 1:03 pm

Reporters with the mainstream media sure love to write about the presidential horse race, don’t they? And I find it interesting how certain candidates suddenly become all the rage. How many stories about Michele Bachmann have you seen recently?

July 11, 2011 - 4:54 pm

For anyone who still doubts that Texas Gov. Rick Perry's Aug. 6 prayer rally is really just a front for extremist Christian nonsense, take a minute to watch this video Right Wing Watch put together interspersing Perry's recent video invitation with some of the more outlandish statements made by the event's endorsers, organizers, and sponsors:

 

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