Council for Secular Humanism Applauds Supreme Court’s Ruling on Kentucky Ten Commandments Cases
June 27, 2005 by

Council spokespersons consider ruling a step forward for religious freedom Amherst, New York (June 27, 2005)—The Council for Secular Humanism (CSH) and its project, the First Amendment Task Force, applaud today’s ruling by the Supreme Court on the case regarding the display of the Ten Commandments in two Kentucky courthouses. The Justices found that the …

Council for Secular Humanism Disappointed with Supreme Court’s Decision in Texas Ten Commandments Case
June 27, 2005 by

Council spokespersons believe ruling will only add to confusion about meaning of the First Amendment Amherst, New York (June 27, 2005)—The Council for Secular Humanism (CSH) and its project, the First Amendment Task Force, are disappointed at today’s ruling by the Supreme Court in Van Orden v. Perry . The case challenged the constitutionality of …

Freaking Out over Friday the 13th? Skeptics Say “Relax”!
May 9, 2005 by

AMHERST, N.Y. (May 9, 2005)—Friday the 13th is always a stressful day for friggatriskaidekaphobes —people with an overwhelming fear of Friday the 13th. (The term has its origins in Nordic mythology—the goddess Frigga is the namesake of the sixth day of the week—and ancient Greek— triskaideka means "thirteen.") According to a 1996 Gallup poll, 9 …

Council for Secular Humanism Decries Comments Made By California Justice Janice Rogers Brown
April 27, 2005 by

Amherst, N.Y. (April 27, 2005)—The Council for Secular Humanism deplores the intemperate and uncalled-for attacks California Supreme Court Justice Janice Rogers Brown made on secular humanists at an April 24 church-sponsored service delivered to judges and lawyers in Connecticut. The comments were seized upon this past Monday by evangelical leader Gary Bauer, of the ultra-conservative …