Secular Blog

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.

March 17, 2015 - 4:31 pm

My family shed "tears of joy" on May 14, 1948, when the Jewish State of Israel was established as a safe haven for Jews. I was five at the time and didn't quite understand its significance, but I had been taught that an integral part of Judaism was anti anti-Semitism.

March 10, 2015 - 11:41 am

Periodically we hear Republicans skeptically ask if President Obama is a patriot who loves his country, and is he a Christian?