The Morning Heresy 4/10/12: Ralph Reed, Friend to Atheists

April 10, 2012

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CNN: Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) says there is probably no such thing as atheists because we have "in God we trust" on our money. I don't understand the rest of what he said, either.

Ironically, Ralph Reed gives the far more generous take on atheists' chances and qualifications for serving in public office 

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The Morning Heresy 4/9/12: Assimilate This

April 09, 2012

Here's hoping you survived the spookiest holiday of them all this weekend. Speaking of which, Easter brought about some interesting opining in the media on attitudes toward religion, and the Sunday shows did their usual parading of a bunch of religious pundits to talk about faith and whatnot. Let's have a look.

 

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The Morning Heresy 4/6/12: Holy Vodka

April 06, 2012

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CFI's Office of Public Policy tells Health and Human Services not to require acupuncture be covered by insurance

By the way, we know many of you disagree with this position, and have been telling us so. We welcome the debate and discussion -- just don't poke us with anything sharp 

CFI-Indiana's Reba Wooden talks to local radio station WFHB about (award-winning) "Living without Religion" billboard

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The Morning Heresy 4/5/12: Put-Upon Pups

April 05, 2012

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Anne Klaeysen of the New York Society for Ethical Culture in NYT disses "In God We Trust" on currency

Austin Dacey and Pamela Takiff hold a discussion on blasphemy at the UN

RNS: President Obama delivers "mini-sermon" for Easter prayer breakfast, because that's totally the president's job

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The Morning Heresy 4/4/12: It Burns!

April 04, 2012

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Michael De Dora blogs: Vast majority of voters, including Republicans, want a science-focused presidential debate

Greta Christina really, really wants you to go to the "barn-burner" that will be Women in Secularism Conference -- and so do we! 

Trump is now anti-vax (is that bad or good?)

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The Morning Heresy 4/3/12: Bigfoot for Governor

April 03, 2012

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Happy birthday to SSA's Jesse Galef, who also served as official press wrangler for the Reason Rally! Well done, my friend. Jesse turns, I think, 12 today.

NCSE: Oklahoma anti-science education bill dead (for now) 

Not even the widow of Ted Kennedy is safe from the institutional tut-tutting of Catholic bishops 

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The Morning Heresy 4/2/12: Pill-Popping Mouth Breathers

April 02, 2012

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CFI's "Living without Religion" campaign wins Favorite Atheist/Agnostic Ad of 2011 at About.com! High fives all around.

Ron Lindsay on the long road for atheists in America 

Bill O'Reily's traveling sidekick Jesse Watters tries to make fun of the Reason Rally, does a poor job, and tells his boss that the atheists were mean to him.

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The Morning Heresy 3/29/12: Homeopathic Job Search

March 29, 2012

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20-year-old Iraqi Faisal Saeed Al Mutar in Big Think: "I didn’t become a Secular Humanist because of my hatred for organized religion but because I understand them. Secular humanism is not a way of revenge but a way of life that all humanity needs."  

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The Morning Heresy 3/28/12: What’s In *Your* Wallet?

March 28, 2012

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CFI's Michael De Dora cautiously applauds the lack of anti-blasphemy language in UN Human Rights Council declaration

Speaking of which: Reuters - Kuwaiti government arrests Twitter user for "the abusing of social networks . . . to offend basic Islamic and spiritual values"

The Consumerist: Capital One rejects atheist symbol on customized credit cards, has no problem with Jesus, Jesus, Jesus

I am newly honored with my first dissing from right-wing faux-media watchdog outlet Newbusters   

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The Morning Heresy 3/27/12: Get Off My Lawn

March 27, 2012

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More Reason Rally coverage, reaction, and aftermath

Fox-DC TV package is fair and positive, does give unnecessary attention to Cthulu protester guy (oh, look what I did there.)

Sarah Posner in the Guardian: Rally is first show of potential "political muscle" for seculars (This article also features my favorite picture so far from the rally) 

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