Secular Blog

June 4, 2015 - 11:00 pm

When I heard that a Christian Renewal prayer rally called "The Response" would be coming to the largest auditorium in my hometown of Charleston on June 13, I mostly said to myself, "Ho-hum, here we go again with another unproductive prayerfest." But my interest piqued when I learned that South Carolina Governor Nikki Ha

May 25, 2015 - 11:00 pm

I give two cheers for the NBC/WSJ poll that shows Americans would prefer a gay presidential candidate to an evangelical one. That, to me, is a twofer — acceptance of gays and discomfort with evangelicals.

May 7, 2015 - 4:43 pm

Supporting Secularists in Southeast Asia - Casey Brescia

May 7, 2015 - 1:36 pm

A year ago last Tuesday, the Supreme Court ruled in Town of Greece v. Galloway1 that prayer at town council meetings was entirely constitutional.

April 28, 2015 - 11:00 pm

First there were the Jews, with their holy book; then there were the Christians, with their holy book; and then there were the Muslims, with their holy book. Together they formed the three major monotheistic religions, with lots in common and lots not.

April 27, 2015 - 1:53 pm

By Susanne Werner, Chair of the Secular Coalition for North Carolina

North Carolina Lobby Day 2015

April 16, 2015 - 10:01 am

When South Carolina leads a national story, it's usually because of a horrible hurricane or racial incident.

April 7, 2015 - 4:07 pm

"In Indiana, Using Religion as a Cover for Bigotry," an editorial in the March 31 New York Times, reminded me of a line by

April 3, 2015 - 1:18 pm

With all of the current focus on Indiana’s version of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) and the scrutiny that it has brought onto other states considering similar legislation, few have taken the time to step back and look at the big picture behind RFRA.

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