Representative Trent Franks, Arizona's abortion obsessed Congressman, got a failing grade from an atheist coalition for, basically, draping himself and his political office with a robe of Christianity and proposing legislation based on his religious views. As one would figure, that wouldn't go ove ... More >>
Governor Jan Brewer's executive order creating the "Governor's Office of Faith and Community Partnerships" is not sitting well with some atheist and civil-rights groups. Leaders of these groups, along with a couple of atheist politicians, delivered a letter to Brewer's office this morning, asking f ... More >>
The nation's largest humanist charity is raising funds to offer legal assistance to the unaccompanied immigrant children flooding over the border. The Humanist Crisis Response program will donate the funds to two organizations that provide attorneys for minors in immigration hearings -- the Floren ... More >>
It's not exactly common for a congressional candidate to openly embrace his lack of religious belief, but Democrat James Woods has done just that.Sometimes Democratic Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema is called the only atheist in Congress, and although she was sworn in on the Constitution instead of the ... More >>
A state appeals court affirmed a Maricopa County Superior Court ruling dismissing a lawsuit against Governor Jan Brewer for her annual "Day of Prayer" proclamation.Mostly, the judges have found that the atheist groups that filed the lawsuit didn't prove that Brewer's calls for prayer caused them any ... More >>
Atheists did not prove that Governor Jan Brewer's annual "Day of Prayer" proclamations caused them injury, a state appeals court says.The appeals court affirmed the Maricopa County Superior Court ruling dismissing the lawsuit, which was brought by the Freedom From Religion Foundation and other group ... More >>
That guy who thought politics makes strange bedfellows was really on to something.Especially in the case of Phoenix African-American activist Jarrett Maupin, who sent New Times a copy of a letter he sent to Republican State Representative Steve Smith, asking him not to apologize for his recent retal ... More >>
A national atheist organization wants Republican State Representative Steve Smith to apologize for his prayer of "repentance," which Smith apparently led for the purpose of spiting a non-Christian colleague.David Silverman, the president of American Atheists, said Smith's stunt was "one of the most ... More >>
An atheist state lawmaker tasked with delivering the opening prayer for this afternoon's session of the House of Representatives asked that people not bow their heads.Democratic Representative Juan Mendez, of Tempe, instead spoke about his "secular humanist tradition" and even quoted author Carl Sag ... More >>
A Maricopa County judge has ruled that Governor Jan Brewer did not injure atheists during her "Day of Prayer" in March.The Freedom From Religion Foundation has filed several lawsuits to challenge state prayer days, which worked in its favor in Wisconsin, but has now failed twice in Arizona.
The Center for Arizona Policy has offered a response to the Internal Revenue Service complaint filed against it -- claiming the organization doesn't meet tax-exemption requirements -- and that response includes the exact three things we expected: they're atheists, homosexuals, and wrong.The Secular ... More >>
northernsun.comIf he was around today, the Republinuts'd be calling him a commieWhat is it about some Republicrazies and conservatards that makes them think God is on their side? I mean, they really believe all liberals are godless atheists who worship Satan and hate religion, and that Jesus is thei ... More >>
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