Category Archives: Atheism

“Out of the Closet” Billboard — Freedom From Religion Foundation


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Conservatism Limiting the Growth of Atheism??

I have my doubts about small government libertarian conservative politics if we want to grow atheism and free-thought in the United States.  Recently, the questions surrounding atheism and conservative politics came up in connection to American Atheists President David Silverman … Continue reading

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The “Streisand effect” and sexual harassment allegations

On 8 August 2013, Dr. Ronald A. Lindsay (President and CEO of the Center for Inquiry aka “CFI”) sent a letter to Scientific American asking them to correct an article about a workplace sexual harassment situation written by Dr. Karen … Continue reading

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“Atheism’s growing pains” (

There’s an excellent article describing the nascent “Atheism Plus” community.  Here’s a short excerpt: As the atheist movement gains numbers and prominence, it’s inevitably been forced to confront questions about what it ultimately seeks to accomplish. Some in the movement … Continue reading

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Why E. J. Dionne Is Wrong on Contraceptives and Health Care Reform

The Washington Post columnist E. J. Dionne is frequently cited as a progressive Catholic who condemns the recent Obama Administration announcement to require all employers (except exclusively religious bodies) to offer contraceptive insurance coverage as part of comprehensive preventive care.  … Continue reading

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“Special Rights” for Religions When They Operate Secular Businesses? No!!

First, I will say that religious institutions (e.g. churches, mosques, synagogues, other places of worship, seminaries, etc) do have exemptions from the laws that secular non-profits don’t have. Religious organizations can discriminate on the basis of religion in hiring and … Continue reading

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Contraceptive Health Care and “Religious Freedom” Arguments … Or Facts Trump Theology

The bulk of this article uses research compiled for an article published by the Guttmacher Institute (“The Case for Insurance Coverage of Contraceptive Services And Supplies Without Cost-Sharing“). The 2010 health care reform law (“Affordable Care Act” or ACA) requires private … Continue reading

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