A Victory for Secularism in North Carolina

It’s Only Natural with John Shook
August 01, 2011

Forsyth County in North Carolina has been ordered to stop official Christian prayers.

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Proposed Circumcision Ban Fails To Reach Ballot

No Faith Value with Ronald A. Lindsay
July 29, 2011

California Superior Court Judge Loretta Giorgi has removed a proposed ban on male circumcision in San Francisco from the city’s November ballot.  She based her ruling on two grounds: the likely conflict between the proposed law and the First Amendment’s guarantee of free exercise of religion and the certain preemption of the local ordinance by state law, which has exclusive authority to regulate medical procedures.

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Amy Winehouse Finally in Rehab

A Skeptic Reads the Newspaper with Ben Radford
July 29, 2011

Amy Winehouse, the London singer who died last week and famously sang that she wouldn't go to rehab, is finally in rehab. It's too late for Winehouse, of course, but her image has been in rehabilitation mode since news broke of her death. 

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The Ghost Haunters

Investigative Briefs with Joe Nickell
July 27, 2011

(What the spirited duo might say, if they weren't speaking through a ghost writer.)

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Can the Bible Make People more Liberal?

It’s Only Natural with John Shook
July 25, 2011

Are atheists blaming the Bible for making conservative and hateful Christians just factually wrong about the Bible?

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A win for evolution in Texas

Democratic Discourse with Michael De Dora
July 25, 2011

The Texas Board of Education has unanimously approved scientifically accurate high school biology textbook supplements from established mainstream publishers, and rejected creationist-backed supplements.

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Thirty percent of Americans are Biblical literalists

Democratic Discourse with Michael De Dora
July 23, 2011

The number of Americans who believe the Bible is the literal word of God has declined eight points since 1977.

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Record attacks on women’s reproductive rights

Democratic Discourse with Michael De Dora
July 20, 2011

In the first half of 2011, states enacted a record number of laws restricting women's access to reproductive health care, according to a new report.

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Rick Perry Is a Lying Demagogue

No Faith Value with Ronald A. Lindsay
July 18, 2011

Rick Perry is a lying demagogue who is contemptuous of the First Amendment and whose god is a monster. 

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Faith and Its Defenders

It’s Only Natural with John Shook
July 18, 2011

Critics of the New Atheism are mostly hypocrites, by relying on enlightenment reason and humanist ethics for their defenses of religious faith.

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