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Nov
07
2013

Minneapolis Pastor Loses Bus Driving Job After Leading Students in Prayer


By Sean Lachut
A Minneapolis bus driver/pastor, George Nathaniel, has been relieved of his bus driving duties after leading students in Christian prayers on the bus ride, even after being warned to stop.

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Nov
07
2013

NYT Publishes Short Documentary on Alfred Russel Wallace


By Sean Lachut
This NYT mini-doc features Alfred Russel Wallace, contemporary of Charles Darwin and co-discoverer of natural selection. His name is not often brought up in popular culture, however, it is mostly due to Wallace's modesty that his name is not uttered in the same sentence as Darwin, and in the larger...

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Nov
07
2013

Saturday (11/9) is Carl Sagan Day!


By Sean Lachut
That's right, this Saturday is Carl Sagan Day! This day celebrates your favorite science educator and popularizer/astronomer/author Carl Sagan's birthday, and CFI is getting in on the action. For more information check here.

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Nov
07
2013

SCOTUSblog Update On Greece v. Galloway


By Sean Lachut
A very informative piece over at SCOTUSblog discusses what is happening in the landmark Greece v. Galloway case being presented before the Supreme Court. It also goes into detail about the legal precedent that Greece v. Galloway is challenging, Marsh v. Chambers.

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Nov
07
2013

United Coalition of Reason Launches Radio Campaign and Secular Directory


By Sean Lachut
The United Coalition of Reason has launched brief radio ads to air on SiriusXM 340 times per month, telling "atheists where to go!" directing them towards one of the of many, many secular groups in the country. In concert with this, they are launching the Secular Directory, purporting to be...

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Nov
07
2013

Ron Lindsay Urges Young America To Vote


By Sean Lachut
CFI president and CEO Ronald A. Lindsay has posted a short piece on his blog No Faith Value discussing how the United States is ruled by a Council of Elders.

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Nov
06
2013

David Niose on Decision to Put “In God We Trust” in Pennsylvania Schools


By Sean Lachut
As a follow up to a previous link, David Niose at PsychologyToday.com has a great piece on how ridiculous the recent decision to put "In God We Trust" in Pennsylvania schools is—especially considering Rick Saccone, the sponsor of the bill, claims that it is out of an interest in history,...

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Nov
06
2013

Texas Congressmen Introduce Bill to Keep “So Help Me God” in Air Force Oath


By Sean Lachut
In an update to an earlier story linked to here, Texas Congressmen Sam Johnson and Pete Olson have introduced a bill requiring that before any changes can be made to oaths to enlist in the Armed Forces, those changes must be approved by Congress. Johnson had an incredibly salient point...

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Nov
06
2013

Two Men in Pakistan Sought for Blasphemy for Using Quran as Firework Material


By Sean Lachut
Arif Masih and Tariq Masih, proprietors of a fireworks store in Thatta Faqirullah Wazirabad, are being sought for blasphemy charges because they evidently sold fireworks (duds) that when opened up revealed pages of the Quran.

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Nov
06
2013

Nation of Georgia Considers Blasphemy Ban


By Sean Lachut
The nation of Georgia is considering enacting a blasphemy ban covering "anything from desecrating religious institutions and symbols to publicly offending the feelings of the faithful," according to an article on Eurasianet.org. A broad blasphemy law with no real criteria for defining what is illegal with punishments ranging from fines...

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