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August 29, 2016 - 11:13 am

Just over one year ago, the Supreme Court held in Obergefell v. Hodges (2015) that the Constitution grants same-sex couples the fundamental right to marry. This decision was a landmark victory for the LGBT community, but was met with significant backlash from the Religious Right.

August 16, 2016 - 9:03 am

I went to church on Sunday evening, August 7. This is something an atheist like me rarely does. However, I was eager to attend because Rev. Jeremy Rutledge of Circular Congregational Church in Charleston, South Carolina, where I live, invited me to a special "interfaith and philosophy" service in honor of Pride Week in Charleston.

August 5, 2016 - 10:32 am

No, but it might look that way.

In a Wiki-leaked email, Democratic National Committee CFO Brad Marshall appeared to want someone to ask Bernie Sanders if he believed in God, as a way to hurt Bernie's campaign. However, that email was written in May and I asked the question in February, before the South Carolina primary.


July 20, 2016 - 3:31 pm

America is an exceptional country because our founders wisely established a secular nation whose authority rests with "We the people," not "Thou the deity."

Read more at the Huffington Post...

July 18, 2016 - 9:42 am

A July 8 article reports that Sen. Larry Grooms, R-Charleston, sent a letter signed by 50 legislators to Berkeley County School Board members, saying the board should be allowed to continue reciting the Lord's Prayer at public meetings. One board member referred to a suggested alternative moment of silence as "a moment of censorship."

June 29, 2016 - 2:47 pm

Presented this month by the American Humanist Association. 

Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt - Supreme Court strikes down Texas abortion restrictions

June 28, 2016 - 12:02 pm

As an atheist, some people assume I must be anti-religion. Not so. By one measure, I might be the most religious person in America.

June 27, 2016 - 2:47 pm

Donald Trump would undoubtedly like a running mate whose views and personality are similar to his. I can't think of a better mate for him than Newt Gingrich, who at times seems Trumpier than Trump.


June 21, 2016 - 2:06 pm

Only weeks after declaring himself a friend of the LGBT community, Donald Trump is meeting today with more than 1,000 leaders of the religious right so they can "test his values." Attendees include Tony Perkins, the president of the Family

June 6, 2016 - 9:25 am

(Given on 6/4/2016 by our Executive Director, Larry T. Decker)

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