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Atheist Coalition Wants You to Know They Are ‘Openly Secular’
Originally Posted: 09/24/2014 - 3:41pm | Type: Blog

A new coalition of atheists, humanists and other nonreligious groups is taking a page from the gay rights movement and encouraging people to admit they are “openly secular.” A new ...

IRS Agrees to Monitor Churches for Electioneering
Originally Posted: 07/22/2014 - 9:53am | Type: Blog

The Internal Revenue Service said it will monitor churches and other houses of worship for electioneering in a settlement reached with an atheist group. The Internal Revenue Ser ...

After Edwina Rogers' Ouster, Secular Community Regroups
Originally Posted: 06/10/2014 - 3:54pm | Type: Blog

As the Secular Coalition for America prepares for its biggest event of the year this week in Washington, D.C., atheist groups are recovering from the sudden departure of the coalition’s highest officer. ...

COMMENTARY: Is the Hobby Lobby Bible Elective Objective?
Originally Posted: 05/13/2014 - 1:19pm | Type: Blog

On April 14, the school board in Mustang, Okla., voted to institute an elective Bible course. This is not news. More than a thousand U.S. public schools offer Bible as literature courses. ...

Secular Coalition Flunks Most Congress Members on Church-State Report Card
Originally Posted: 04/02/2014 - 6:15am | Type: Blog

If some secular organizations had their way, much of the current class of lawmakers would flunk out of Congress. If some secular organizations had their way, much of the current ...

Federal Judge: Clergy Tax-free Housing Allowance Is Unconstitutional
Originally Posted: 11/25/2013 - 4:03pm | Type: Blog

A federal judge has ruled that an Internal Revenue Service exemption that allows clergy to shield a portion of their salary from federal income taxes is unconstitutional. A federa ...

Feds Offer Atheists a Clergy Tax Break That They Don’t Want
Originally Posted: 08/21/2013 - 2:32pm | Type: Blog

The federal government wants to give Annie Laurie Gaylor a tax break for leading the Freedom from Religion Foundation. But Gaylor, an outspoken atheist from Madison, Wisc., wants to stop them — and she’s askin ...

American Atheists Wrestles With Its Cherished ‘Grumpy’ Image
Originally Posted: 04/01/2013 - 3:10pm | Type: Blog

For someone who was once dubbed “the most hated woman in America,” Madalyn Murray O’Hair is getting a lot of love in this city she once called home. For someone who was once dub ...

Newest Front in 'Christmas Wars:' Billboards
Originally Posted: 12/18/2012 - 4:09pm | Type: Blog

A billboard posted in Chico, Calif., that originally read “Don’t believe in God? Join the club” was defaced on Dec. 12, less than a week after it appeared, with vandals removing the word “don’t.” ...