Monthly Archives: March 2010

Podcast #84 Bonus Material – Newdow in 2002

I’m packing up to head to Newark for the American Atheists convention this weekend, but meanwhile, here’s a blast from the past.  Waaay back in August 2002, I (John C. Snider) interviewed Michael Newdow when he was  just hitting the … Continue reading

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The Pope ain’t so dope (but then we knew that already, didn’t we?)

Information about the Catholic Church’s worldwide, decades-long cover-up of priestly abuse of children is emerging so often and so quickly, I could spend my whole time on this blog just trying to stay abreast.  Fortunately, Yahoo! News has a pretty … Continue reading

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Speaking before the Roswell City Council

As I reported a few days ago, the city council in my adopted city of Roswell, Georgia recently rejected a proposal to begin council meetings with prayer.  The proposal was floated by councilwoman Betty Price (who I have discovered is … Continue reading

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The Last Cargo Cult

Even if you’ve never heard of monologist Mike Daisey, you owe it to yourself to see him perform at the first opportunity.  Daisey (who hails from the same county in Maine as AF’s David Driscoll), is a one-man-show whose storytelling … Continue reading

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Podcast #84 – Newdow in Flames

The 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals has denied activist Michael Newdow’s lawsuits to challenge “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance and “In God We Trust” on the currency.  We think the Court was cowardly and disingenuous.  Unfortunately, this … Continue reading

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Bible v. Quran: The Ultimate Smackdown

Which is more violent–the Bible or the Quran?  That’s a tough one to answer, but National Public Radio (of all places!) has tackled the question.

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Roswell, GA rejects city council prayer

A local win!  The city council of my adopted city–Roswell, GA–has strongly rejected a proposal to begin council meetings with prayer.  What’s more, council members report that the feedback of their constituents has been overwhelmingly against having prayer.  I could … Continue reading

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9th Circuit rejects Newdow

The 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld the Constitutionality of the phrase “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance and the motto “In God We Trust” on American currency.  This double body-blow denies two lawsuits spearheaded by Michael … Continue reading

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Rape your daughters for the apocalypse

A man in New Jersey is accused of raping and beating his five daughters over a 15-year period, fathering as many as six children through them as a result.  Did I mention these gals were homeschooled? Why?  Because he had … Continue reading

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Anti-gay Senator is gay

Yeah, I know that sounds like a LOLCATS caption (it also sounds like one of those news-that’s-not-news items like “World’s Oldest Person Dies”), but apparently it’s true.  California State Senator Roy Ashburn is the latest anti-homosexual crusader who is himself … Continue reading

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