The Morning Heresy 4/3/12: Bigfoot for Governor
April 3, 2012


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Happy birthday to SSA’s Jesse Galef, who also served as official press wrangler for the Reason Rally! Well done, my friend. Jesse turns, I think, 12 today.

NCSE: Oklahoma anti-science education bill dead (for now) 

Not even the widow of Ted Kennedy is safe from the institutional tut-tutting of Catholic bishops 

The Morning Heresy 4/2/12: Pill-Popping Mouth Breathers
April 2, 2012


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CFI’s “Living without Religion” campaign wins Favorite Atheist/Agnostic Ad of 2011 at About.com! High fives all around.

Ron Lindsay on the long road for atheists in America 

Bill O’Reily’s traveling sidekick Jesse Watters tries to make fun of the Reason Rally, does a poor job, and tells his boss that the atheists were mean to him.

Homeopathic Job Search
March 29, 2012


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20-year-old Iraqi Faisal Saeed Al Mutar in Big Think: “I didn’t become a Secular Humanist because of my hatred for organized religion but because I understand them. Secular humanism is not a way of revenge but a way of life that all humanity needs.”  

What’s In *Your* Wallet?
March 28, 2012


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CFI’s Michael De Dora cautiously applauds the lack of anti-blasphemy language in UN Human Rights Council declaration

Speaking of which: Reuters – Kuwaiti government arrests Twitter user for “the abusing of social networks . . . to offend basic Islamic and spiritual values”

The Consumerist: Capital One rejects atheist symbol on customized credit cards, has no problem with Jesus, Jesus, Jesus

I am newly honored with my first dissing from right-wing faux-media watchdog outlet Newbusters   

Keep reading…

Get Off My Lawn
March 27, 2012


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More Reason Rally coverage, reaction, and aftermath

Fox-DC TV package is fair and positive, does give unnecessary attention to Cthulu protester guy (oh, look what I did there.)

Sarah Posner in the Guardian: Rally is first show of potential “political muscle” for seculars (This article also features my favorite picture so far from the rally) 

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Post-Rally Stupor
March 26, 2012


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This will have to be a quick one today folks. Yes, there’s an enormous deluge of Reason Rally coverage, but I just lost hours of work on this morning’s Heresy because, yes, I didn’t hit “save.” And I am crushed. So this was going to be longer, but I think I can still give you the important stuff.

And by the way, it was so great to meet and reunite with so many of you this weekend. I’m very proud of us.

To the news!

In Transit
March 23, 2012


The quick-and-dirty, in-transit-to-the-Reason-Rally edition! 

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Rick Wingrove of Beltway Atheists gets op-ed in WaPo: “Reason Rally will show that all the cool people are atheists now and that the days of consent by silence are over.” Hell yes. 

Washington Times coverage of Reason Rally press conference with Dawkins, Silverman, Galef, Bey 

NPR piece on Reason Rally 

Hemant in WaPo: “Even though there may not be a physical building where we can meet, atheists have discovered communities online that weren’t around a decade ago.” 

The Morning Heresy 3/22/12
March 22, 2012


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Public opinion tipping point: Pew survey shows majority in US want religion out of politics 

Brave and heroic Tennessee legislator seeks to protect expressions of faith in public schools 

More fun in Tennessee: State Senate passes anti-evolution bill 

The Morning Heresy 3/21/12
March 21, 2012


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I lend a quote to a WaPo/RNS piece on the rally, which prominently features SSA’s (and Rally press wrangler) Jesse Galef 

Fred Edwords in WaPo: More atheists are “coming out,” in part, because we seem more interesting.  

The Morning Heresy 3/20/12
March 20, 2012


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(Explanation of what this series is about here.)

USA Today has a big, mostly-positive piece on Reason Rally (by Cathy Lynn Grossman, not exactly a fan of the movement, as evidenced here, comparing American Humanist Association to Westboro Baptist Church in 2010)

PZ is still not happy, but McCreight wants him to suck it up 

Dave Silverman at WaPo on why we need the Rally to begin with