Secular Blog

January 24, 2012 - 4:56 pm

Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, following pressure from his Republican rivals for the party nomination to face President Barack Obama in the November election, released his tax records from 2010 as well as estimates for his 2011 taxes today. Romney's tax returns highlight an important issue of religious privileging in our tax code.

January 23, 2012 - 12:50 pm

For me the highlight of the South Carolina primary campaign was hearing Stephen Colbert speak to an overflow crowd on my College of Charleston campus.

January 19, 2012 - 11:47 am

If I believed in a god, and one with a sense of humor, I would think she had a big chuckle over timing the South Carolina Republican primary for the same week the nation celebrates Martin Luther King Day.

January 17, 2012 - 2:28 pm

Christianity and many other religions are sometimes described by category, rather than by denomination, as conservative, liberal or cultural. To that, I would add a fourth category: political Christian, i.e. a candidate for public office who feels the need to profess deeply held Christian beliefs.

January 5, 2012 - 4:30 pm

The first contest for the upcoming 2012 presidential election took place in Iowa on Tuesday, and reshaped the landscape of Republican presidential nominees. 

December 28, 2011 - 3:03 pm

In the United States, the right to religious liberty is protected from the government by the First Amendment by two clauses: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof[.]”

December 22, 2011 - 5:05 pm

I once believed in miracles because my parents told me they were true, but even then I recognized that all miracles were not created equal.

December 21, 2011 - 9:34 am

This time of year brings traditions and festivities for many people, including (but not limited to) Diwali, Thanksgiving, Human Light, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, Boxing Day, Winter Solstice, New Year’s, and even Festivus.

December 20, 2011 - 10:16 am

Secular movement has never been identity-oriented

Ever notice that you almost never see the terms "equal rights" and "atheists" in the same sentence? Let me explain why.

December 16, 2011 - 12:36 pm

It was 2007 and I stood amongst a long line of others at the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) conference, waiting with breathless anticipation to have Christopher Hitchens sign my copy of God Is Not Great.