Obama’s Oath without a Bible – Is He An Atheist Afterall?
January 21, 2009

Obama Repeats Flubbed Oath, But Without A Bible

Obama’s First Day: A Religious Right Roundup
January 21, 2009

I thought it would be interesting to find out what the Religious Right has been up to on the first full day of Barack Obama’s presidency.  Recall that   in yesterday’s inaugural address President Obama pledged to restore science and gave a nod to religious minorities—most notably non-believers.  A look at some of the websites …

Change Comes to WhiteHouse.gov; Faith-Based Initiatives Out, Gay Rights In
January 21, 2009

Barack Obama was elected the 44th President of the United States on a promise to "bring change to America."  Yesterday change came swiftly to the White House’s official webpage—   reportedly within minutes of Obama’s taking the oath of office.  The newly-revamped   WhiteHouse.gov illustrates a decline in the influence of conservative religion on presidential …

At Inaugural, Obama includes nonbelievers,  pledges to restore science
January 20, 2009

President Obama pushes secular humanist values, includes nonbelievers and promotes science at the Inaugural

Should Secular Humanists be Environmentalists?
January 20, 2009

Are there ethical principles of secularism to help decide whether to be environmentalists?

Credulous Americans? More Americans Believe in Darwin’s Theory of Evolution than in Creationism
January 18, 2009

According to a new Harris Poll, more Americans believe in evolution than creationism, but the poll isn’t all good news.

Court Rules that White House Must Reveal Visits by Religious Right Leaders
January 17, 2009

Last week the Bush administration lost a courtroom battle to maintain a shroud of secrecy over nine prominent Religious Right leaders’ alleged visits to the White House and to Dick Cheney’s home.  The government watchdog group   Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) had sued for access to visitor logs after Cheney ordered …

Bush Declares “National Sanctity of Human Life Day”
January 16, 2009

George W. Bush, who entered office pledging to be a "uniter, not a divider," is leaving office by issuing an official Proclamation on the most divisive issue in American politics: abortion.  Yesterday   he declared January 18 to be "National Sanctity of Human Life Day 2009."   The Proclamation reads, in part:   "All human …

Court Denies Preliminary Injunction in Newdow Suit
January 16, 2009

Yesterday the     Washington Post     reported that federal district judge Reggie B. Walton has denied the temporary injunction sought by the plaintiffs in   Newdow v. Roberts . This decision allows Barack Obama’s oath of office to include the added words "so help me God." It also allows clergy to deliver a …

Why Obama should resist the BSA
January 14, 2009

President-elect Obama should refrain from becoming honorary president of the discriminatory Boy Scouts of America.