Secular Blog

November 29, 2011 - 9:56 am

Many religious believers and atheists alike express regret at the crass materialism shown this time of year, when Thanksgiving now represents the prelude to a shopping spree for Christmas presents on “Black Friday.” I gained an appalling insight watching television on the Saturday after “Black Friday.” First I saw frenzied crowds of Egyptian protesters in Cairo’s T

November 28, 2011 - 4:01 pm

The religious right-wingers got their feathers ruffled again last week – this time at president Obama’s apparent lack of “God” in his Thanksgiving Address.

November 18, 2011 - 11:46 am

No taxpayer should be required to pay for another’s religious education. But that is exactly what is happening in many schools across the country—specifically in Arkansas, where several preschools that offer religious training rely on tax dollars to operate. 

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.