Mike Pence and the Evangelical Vote

The Road to a Christian Iran

By Willem Sander van Boxtel

Mike Pence & Donald Trump

In the early hours of November 10th 2016, many of us atheists woke up to the dawn of at least another four years of religious rule in the world’s most major powerhouse. But for secular non-believers, Donald Trump is not the real danger. The real threat to the atheist democracy as intended by the American founding fathers, and as enshrined in the US Constitution, comes from the well-known evangelical heavyweight now known as Vice President-elect Mike Pence.

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125 Schools opt-out of Collective Worship

collective-worship-144pxSchools Week report that more than 125 schools have opted-out of Collective Worship in the past 3 years. These schools have applied to be exempt from the legal requirement to hold Collective Worship of a “wholly or broadly Christian character”.

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A Hundred Walked Out of My Lecture

Atheism UK Distinguished Supporter Dr Sue Blackmore recently attempted to deliver a lecture to a group of 17-18 year olds in Oxford. What followed was a prime example of how…

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AAI – Urgent Appeal: CTSE

The Atheist Alliance International are supporting the Critical Thinking and Secular Ethics programme in Cambodia, run by the Cambodian Children's Trust. Its aims are to provide vulnerable children a secualr…

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Schoolboy Made to “Eat His Sins!”

An evangelical church running a session in a state funded (although admittedly CofE) school, made children write an apology for their "sins" on a piece of paper and then swallow…

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Council Pays Out Over School Religion Row

Full story from the Herald Scotland. An atheist living on a Scottish island has been awarded £1000 compensation from his local council after a protracted wrangle over religious education at…

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Creationism and ID have No Place in Biology GCSEs

Many people will have noticed that a question on the Biology GCSE paper from 2009 recently surfaced which apparently gave equal weight to Natural Selection, Lamarkianism, Intelligent Design and Creationism.…

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