Secular Blog

November 15, 2011 - 5:19 pm

Ireland--one of the world's Catholic strongholds--may have just elected an agnostic president.  

November 3, 2011 - 2:18 pm

Laws aimed at denying LGBT couples the right to marry and be a family in the eyes of the law have an unintended and possibly unrealized effect—harming children in LGBT families.


November 2, 2011 - 3:41 pm

The House of Representatives on Tuesday voted in favor of a Congressional resolution reaffirming "In God We Trust" as the national motto and supporting its placement on public buildings, public schools, and other government institutions.

October 28, 2011 - 2:45 pm

Wednesday, the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on “The State of Religious Liberty in the United States.”

October 21, 2011 - 12:39 pm

In the United States, every year an estimated 50,000-75,000 women and children are trafficked into the country and forced into sexual servitude. As startling as that number is, it doesn’t even include the hundreds of thousands already residing within our borders forced into the commercial sex industry.

October 14, 2011 - 9:11 am

Last week the Religious Right got together again for the Value Voter Summit—an annual gathering of conservative pundits and politicians.

October 13, 2011 - 1:53 pm

First it was doctors who wouldn’t perform abortions and pharmacists who wouldn’t fill prescriptions for contraceptives.

October 10, 2011 - 3:35 pm

The Secular Coalition congratulates Christopher Hitchens on receiving the Freethinker of the Year award at the Texas Freethought Convention on Saturday.

October 6, 2011 - 3:48 pm

Proposed regulations in the Affordable Care Act would provide preventive services for women that Catholic doctrine considers sinful. I am not surprised that John Garvey, President of Catholic University, doesn’t approve.

September 29, 2011 - 4:26 pm

Friday, September 30 is International Blasphemy Rights Day. It is a day to celebrate the right to speaking freely about ideas and things such as religions, gods, sacred books, and profanity. Unfortunately, not everyone has the right to say what they want about these things—some countries will punish you with fines, imprisonment, and death if you are found guilty of blasphemy.