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October 7, 2016 - 12:27 pm

You might say I watched the October 4 vice presidential debate "religiously." I thought the moderator's most interesting question was whether Tim Kaine and Mike Pence had ever struggled to balance their personal faith with a public policy decision.

September 29, 2016 - 3:25 pm


Presented by our member organization the Freedom From Religion Foundation

September 23, 2016 - 11:42 am

(This is a guest post by Thomas Buonomo. He is a geopolitical risk analyst with expertise in international political economy and Middle East affairs. His views are his own.)

August 31, 2016 - 3:00 pm

A white doctor in the rural South is presumed to be a Republican and a Christian. Wynne LeGrow, a hard-working doctor in Emporia, Virginia, was neither, but he kept his political and religious beliefs to himself. He felt that his liberal political views would turn off most of his patients, and his atheism would shock almost everyone.

August 31, 2016 - 2:26 pm

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August 29, 2016 - 12:13 pm

Just over one year ago, the Supreme Court held in Obergefell v. Hodges (2015) that the Constitution grants same-sex couples the fundamental right to marry. This decision was a landmark victory for the LGBT community, but was met with significant backlash from the Religious Right.

August 16, 2016 - 10:03 am

I went to church on Sunday evening, August 7. This is something an atheist like me rarely does. However, I was eager to attend because Rev. Jeremy Rutledge of Circular Congregational Church in Charleston, South Carolina, where I live, invited me to a special "interfaith and philosophy" service in honor of Pride Week in Charleston.

August 5, 2016 - 11:32 am

No, but it might look that way.

In a Wiki-leaked email, Democratic National Committee CFO Brad Marshall appeared to want someone to ask Bernie Sanders if he believed in God, as a way to hurt Bernie's campaign. However, that email was written in May and I asked the question in February, before the South Carolina primary.


July 20, 2016 - 4:31 pm

America is an exceptional country because our founders wisely established a secular nation whose authority rests with "We the people," not "Thou the deity."

Read more at the Huffington Post...

July 18, 2016 - 10:42 am

A July 8 article reports that Sen. Larry Grooms, R-Charleston, sent a letter signed by 50 legislators to Berkeley County School Board members, saying the board should be allowed to continue reciting the Lord's Prayer at public meetings. One board member referred to a suggested alternative moment of silence as "a moment of censorship."

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