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This is a forum for the presentation and discussion of news articles and other current events, particularly those relating to secular humanism, atheism, skepticism and religion.

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Less religion on the campaign trail this time?1Oct 2 2012
Lovely NYT Article Today1Aug 22 2012
religion and politics: June 2012 summary1May 31 2012
Mormon's think US Constitution comes from God?1May 29 2012
should the US have an official position on Islamic teachings1Feb 21 2012
atheism is illegal in indonesia1Jan 24 2012
a new twist on religious freedom?1Dec 30 2011
Farewell to Christopher Hitchens1Dec 16 2011
ACLU and prayer in SC public schools1Dec 6 2011
African-American Atheists in the NY Times1Nov 27 2011
Supreme Court gets it right1Oct 31 2011
Anybody have a CDL and a Bus? Reason Rally 3/24 in D.C.!2Oct 25 2011
religion in the news update2Sep 26 2011
an interesting viewpoint on Catholicism in Spain1Aug 22 2011
Sectarian prayers by Forsyth County (NC) unconstitutional1Aug 14 2011
interesting editorial in nyt2Aug 7 2011
Mental fitness check for religious drivers?1Jul 13 2011
Christians know they are intolerant4Jun 24 2011
Fort Bragg possibly to sponsor Camp Quest South Carolina1May 28 2011
DOJ wants in suit on SC jail’s Bible-only policy1Apr 12 2011
Contact your Representative to oppose H Con Res 131Mar 22 2011
EU rules that crucifixes are acceptable in public schools2Mar 29 2011
Biblical principle of treating women with respect?1Feb 23 2011
California memorial cross found unconstitutional1Jan 6 2011
Washington's New Mayor1Dec 30 2010
pope blames us for child abuse by church officials!3Dec 21 2010
God still loves us!!1Dec 7 2010
Adopt a Highway1Dec 1 2010
Atheist Groups Promote a Holiday Message: Join Us2Nov 10 2010
Nice essay about the perils of abandoning church/state sep2Oct 29 2010
SURVEY: ATHEISTS KNOW MORE ABOUT RELIGION THAN BELIEVERS3Oct 23 2010
Former SHL member Bill Dusenberry's billboard in Tulsa1Sep 7 2010
Stephen Hawking and God1Sep 5 2010
interesting essay: "pope forgot women"1Aug 30 2010
SC AG: New ’I Believe’ license plates are legal4Aug 25 2010
Morroco arrests Ramadan fast breakers1Aug 15 2010
HELP DEFEND CHURCH/STATE SEPARATION IN SC!1Aug 13 2010
more clues about Kagan's views on religious freedom1Jun 11 2010
Blacks, Mirroring Larger US Trend, Come Out As Nonbelievers1May 30 2010
more about witch children in Africa1May 21 2010
Religion, law collide again1May 2 2010
separation of church and state .... in England!1Apr 29 2010
FFRF pressures Charleston, S.C., on fire station cross1Apr 27 2010
Myrtle Beach Humanists and Freethingkers monthly meeting1Apr 27 2010
judge rules national day of prayer unconstitutional1Apr 21 2010
Federal judge rules National Day of Prayer unconstitutional1Apr 16 2010
Quote from NY Times: one woman's thoughts Obama's religion2Apr 16 2010
CNN Report: Why We Ahould Ditch Religion1Mar 27 2010
"Does God have a Future?" debate on Nightline1Mar 24 2010
Phleps-a-thons - is it too late to have one in Charleston?1Mar 22 2010
New poll: Most Americans believe in divine intervention1Mar 14 2010
California court calls Pledge constitutional2Mar 24 2010
New Buddhist Atheism2Mar 24 2010
"Smut for Smut" is a bad idea!2Mar 14 2010
FFRF challenges tax exemption for clergy1Feb 17 2010
NYT Magazine: "How Christian were the Founders?"1Feb 13 2010
secret religious codes on weapons6Mar 29 2010
religious group asks religions to support gender equality1Jan 10 2010
Foundation Beyond Belief is now up and running!1Jan 3 2010
Atheists challenge new blasphemy law in Ireland2Jan 2 2010
FFRF moves ahead with Spartanberg lawsuit1Dec 30 2009
Congressman Henry Brown tries to save “true meaning of Chris2Dec 18 2009
New Billboard: Joseph and Mary, lying in bed1Dec 17 2009
NYC Atheists Offer Meetings in Spanish1Dec 15 2009
Obama is not only Muslim, he is anti-Peanuts...1Dec 13 2009
interesting new data on Americans' religious beliefs1Dec 12 2009
the more things change...2Dec 11 2009
judge in jeopardy for supporting church/state separation1Dec 4 2009
poll shows support for allowing religious criticism1Dec 4 2009
Why we should put "Jihad" on trial1Nov 18 2009
court rules on "I Believe Plate"1Nov 11 2009
CAN THEY DO THAT?1Nov 8 2009
PBS Series - Becoming Human: Unearthing our Earliest Ancesto1Nov 3 2009
Scientology convicted of Fraud in France... anyone else?2Nov 18 2009
Pro-atheist billboards2Dec 10 2009
Eternal-Earthbound Pets1Oct 22 2009
ACLU film screening1Oct 20 2009
article on "new atheism" in the CofC Student Paper1Oct 15 2009
court considering cross1Oct 7 2009
Richard Dawkins in SC1Oct 5 2009
Secular Coalition and Health Care Reform1Sep 28 2009
Friendly Atheist blog about SHL license plates2Sep 18 2009
"good luck" to non-theistic left-leaning candidate in SC2Oct 6 2009
NASA mission for missionaries?1Sep 2 2009
Kentucky Judge says law is unconsitutional1Aug 28 2009
secular group tours creation museum1Aug 10 2009
Bus Ads Back on Iowa Buses3Aug 25 2009
billboard in FL1Aug 1 2009
Another reason to distrust Governor Sanford1Jul 29 2009
Glad to be godless (Camp Quest article)2Jul 17 2009
FFRF sues Spartanburg school district over bad SC law1Jun 18 2009
Christianist Group's Billboard Compares Atheism To Murder3Jun 12 2009
Various news items of late1Jun 7 2009
Secular Coalition Visits White House1Jun 1 2009
Missing link, no longer missing.4May 21 2009
Here's a good one for my first post: AO Sex "Ed"1May 10 2009
Cathedral bells to play John Lennon's "Imagine"1May 8 2009
teacher in trouble for criticizing creationism7May 22 2009
SHL article by Laurie Goodstein one of most emailed today5Apr 28 2009
Dorchester County Council passes two faith-based resolutions3Apr 21 2009
should primitive biblical punishments influence US juries?1Apr 21 2009
Texas to teach "both sides of science debates"1Apr 7 2009
Christian Right Done with Politics?2Apr 7 2009
Finally!!! Someone steps up to enforce the law....8Apr 5 2009
Automotive news day!5Apr 1 2009
Great editorial about healthcare freedom of conscience regs1Mar 26 2009
More prayer but more vague under Obama2Mar 11 2009
article on growing # of nonreligious in USA today3Mar 11 2009
US Supreme Court makes horrible decision1Feb 25 2009
Good News2Feb 21 2009
Freedom of Speech Threatened at United Nations?5Feb 27 2009
news story: obama welcomes atheists in his "big church"1Feb 7 2009
AOL: "non-believer nod unsettles some"2Feb 2 2009
Bill Connor - Greenville News Jan 3110Mar 16 2009
SHL BILLBOARD NEWS COVERAGE!3Feb 1 2009
Herb Silverman publishes thoughts on Inauguration in Post1Jan 21 2009
Warren to give invocation at inauguration! Why?!?5Dec 21 2008
humanist alternative in australian public schools1Dec 15 2008
Judge blocks "I Believe" plate!2Dec 11 2008
Bush not as religious as we all thought?1Dec 9 2008
released time credit act10May 11 2009
Kentucky Homeland Security must credit God by law3Dec 8 2008
Al Gore on the chances of there being an atheist president1Nov 19 2008
Article by Will Moredock on the need for secular lip service1Nov 19 2008
SC priest says no communion for those who voted for Obama...1Nov 13 2008
freedom of speech question in Utah park1Nov 12 2008
Interesting view by Prothero on future of church/state sep2Nov 7 2008
Herb in Boy Scout Uniform in City Paper!!!2Nov 7 2008
bush: ok to give $ to discriminatory religious groups1Oct 18 2008
Religulous2Oct 10 2008
Humanist for McCain--an oxymoron?16Sep 29 2008
Pastors Get Political1Sep 11 2008
Football Prayers at SC High Schools1Sep 10 2008
Sarah Palin's God3Sep 26 2008
what about non-religious democrats?1Aug 27 2008
a christian proud of his "empty mind"2Jan 30 2009
Obama not the anti-Christ after all1Aug 16 2008
McCain/Obama to appear together with Evangelist5Aug 21 2008
NC high school teacher crosses the line3Oct 11 2008
Illinois governor gives $1m to church2Aug 1 2008
Obama calls for more "faith based grants"2Jul 7 2008
didja hear the one about the guy with the shaky hand?1Jul 7 2008
Just a reminder of why we're here1Jun 21 2008
AU Files Lawsuit Challenging SC's 'I Believe' License Plate1Jun 19 2008
City Paper Conservative Columnist defends Church-State Sep2Jun 19 2008
Southern Baptists Try to Get Political2Jun 11 2008
California's same-sex marriage ruling1Jun 4 2008
AU urges us to take action in SC1May 20 2008
Einstein's thoughts on religion: sold to the highest bidder1May 15 2008
good news: goodbye to blasphemy laws in uk1May 14 2008
obama a muslim and his wife an atheist ; )2May 14 2008
Evangelicals want Obama to "plague" US?1May 12 2008
sudden changing of the guard at American Atheists1May 7 2008
S.C. could provide template for public prayer1Apr 25 2008
SCA may sue congress for funding Christian training center1Apr 9 2008
nice ABC story on humanist group in silicon valley1Mar 30 2008
Gorbachev: Christian or Atheist?1Mar 26 2008
outside US, church leaders seek new course1Mar 25 2008
TX School Board Agrees To Stop Teaching Bible Class1Mar 24 2008
Atheist Soldier Says Army Punished Him1Mar 9 2008
MYSPACE UNFAIR TO ATHEISTS!!!1Jan 30 2008
hen lay's green eggs3Jan 30 2008
death for "blasphemy" in Afghanistan1Jan 28 2008
nice story about a problem at VT public school1Jan 28 2008
Evolution Challenge Rejected1Jan 25 2008
Newdow Updates1Jan 23 2008
a christian reviews "a history of disbelief"2Jan 21 2008
Evangelism in the Military3Dec 30 2007
SC State Board of Education elects a creationist chairman1Dec 15 2007
Humanist Humor from our Sister Chapter in NYC1Dec 13 2007
Romney quote and non-religion stats in Economist article1Dec 13 2007
children suffering "witch hunts" in Nigeria2Dec 9 2007
Mitt Romney on Islam and Church/State Separation2Dec 7 2007
questioning candidates about religion1Nov 28 2007
blasphemy trial in UK?4Dec 9 2007
religious freedom and the law1Nov 13 2007
editorial on church/state in Economist2Nov 8 2007
my controversial opinion of Ann Coulter's remarks1Oct 16 2007
evidence that pentagon proselytizes soldiers?1Oct 8 2007
Herb Silverman and Pete Stark pictured in the Boston Globe1Sep 24 2007
Insult Directed Towards Atheists in Paper Today4Sep 26 2007
The Bible in Dorchester Schools (continued)4Oct 2 2007
foot baths in schools?1Sep 18 2007
Bush Admin purges religious texts from prisons!?!?2Sep 11 2007
AP: Americans still won't vote for an atheist2Sep 11 2007
The Bible in Dorchester Schools23Oct 29 2007
Hebrew Charter School in Florida1Aug 24 2007
New York Religious Freedom Law?1Aug 22 2007
New Richard Dawkins Video - The Enemies of Reason (part 1)1Aug 16 2007
The Guardian (UK Newspaper) on Dawkins' atheist TV shows2Aug 13 2007
anyone have sunday's p&c?3Aug 13 2007
Pat Tillman murdered?2Aug 6 2007
World's biggest bathroom opens in China1Jul 7 2007
will moredock writes about call for "day of prayer"2Jul 15 2007
You know the old adage....1Jun 29 2007
do they even understand what freedom of religion means?2Jun 7 2007
"The Atheist" opens in Boston -- offensive?2Jun 4 2007
Admitted atheist attacked outside gym4May 25 2007
carter vs bush1May 22 2007
Turkey and secularism (Op-Ed article)1May 17 2007
horrific treatment of atheist student in Oklahoma2May 17 2007
Television evangelist Falwell dies at 734May 17 2007
Italian tolerance2May 11 2007
SHL member talks about IRWT plates in LA Times2May 9 2007
take action: no religious discrimination in head start1May 1 2007
SHELL OIL?1May 1 2007
hundreds of thousands protest for secularism3May 4 2007
Chuck Norris Bashes Secularists4May 6 2007
Tillman's atheism finally worth discussing?9Mar 11 2009
VT Professor give Atheist Angle on Terrible Tragedy1Apr 23 2007
Vonnegut Obit mentions non-religious beliefs1Apr 17 2007
Atheist in US Congress1Mar 12 2007
Sad News2Feb 27 2007
bible and commandment bills in georgia6Oct 23 2006
Baylor Univ. study2Sep 25 2006
Religion and the Air Force Academy Update1Sep 7 2006
U.S. Lags World in Grasp of Genetics and Acceptance of Evolu2Sep 7 2006
"gospel of judas" from 300AD found in Egypt1Apr 6 2006
scientific study finds no prayer benefit to cardiac patients1Mar 31 2006
sanford and intelligent design1Feb 1 2006
Did Jesus exist? Italian court to decide1Jan 6 2006
Impeach State Representative Fair from Greenville @ Columbia1Dec 19 2005
Education panel wants S.C. board to re-evaluate biology stan1Dec 14 2005
Responses to Challenge of finding God in Constitution3Oct 1 2007
Incredible video6May 8 2007
SC Prayer Pandemic2Nov 4 2005
molly ivins on miers/separation3May 12 2006
Societies worse off 'when they have God on their side'2Oct 5 2005
intelligent design case starts today in PA1Sep 26 2005
Secular Coalition Lobbyist profiled in USA Today1Sep 19 2005
the pledge...another view6Jun 5 2006
Banned Books Week1Sep 7 2005
Sept. 6 News1Sep 6 2005
state senator wants "intelligent design" in school2Sep 7 2005
Coalition hires former NV state senator as 1st lobbyist2Sep 7 2005
agust 22, 2005 News1Aug 22 2005
August 9 news2Jan 30 2006
August 8 News3Aug 9 2005
More July 24 News Links1Jul 24 2005
July 24 News Links1Jul 24 2005
a headline story about atheists!1Jul 18 2005
NYT article on "secularism and secularization"2Jul 19 2005
Even more July 17 News1Jul 17 2005
Morev July 17 News links1Jul 17 2005
july 17 News Links1Jul 17 2005
Prostylatizing Police officer in Greer, SC1Jul 10 2005
July 9 news links1Jul 9 2005
July 3 news 5 Links1Jul 3 2005
June 30 News Links1Jun 30 2005
spain legalizes same-sex marriages3Jun 30 2005
June 29 News Links1Jun 29 2005
court gives mixed ruling on 10 commandments displays1Jun 27 2005
June 22 News (7 links)1Jun 24 2005
atheists can't be boy scouts in England either1Jun 23 2005
Speaking of the Air Force Academy6Nov 20 2006
June 16 News2Jun 18 2005
June 15 News (11 links)1Jun 15 2005
Herb's Debate at Oxford6Jun 27 2005
june 8 News1Jun 8 2005
June 4 News Links (7 links)1Jun 4 2005
June 4 News (13 Links)1Jun 3 2005
an opinion piece on religion in america today2Jun 1 2005
May 31 News (8 links)1May 31 2005
More may 30 news1May 30 2005
Air Force Updates (5 Links)1May 30 2005
May 30 News Links (11 Links)1May 30 2005
May 27 News ( 9 links)1May 27 2005
Welcome to the Creation Museum!2May 27 2005
From the blog of Mr. Hank Fox2May 27 2005
May 23 Bonus News ( 3 links)1May 23 2005
May 23 News (4 Links)1May 23 2005
May 22 (6 links)1May 23 2005
may 21 News (5 Links)3May 24 2005
may 20 News (7 Links)1May 23 2005
May 19 news (11 links)1May 19 2005
May 18 News (5 links)2May 19 2005
may 17 News (11 Links)3May 19 2005
this is funny!2May 19 2005
may 15 News (8 links)1May 15 2005
More May 13 News (6 links)1May 13 2005
May 13 (10 links)1May 13 2005
may 11 News (9 links)1May 11 2005
May 101May 10 2005
Jesus Christ in legal battle for W.Va. driver's license1May 8 2005
May 4 News (6 links)2May 10 2005
May 1 News (13 links)1May 2 2005
april 27 news ( 11 links)1Apr 27 2005
judge: at "war" with secular humanists2Apr 28 2005
April 25th News (9 links)1Apr 25 2005
blog on atheism and politics1Apr 25 2005
April 22 News (5 links)1Apr 22 2005
april 21 news (6 links)1Apr 21 2005
religion and religious intollerance at air force academy1Apr 20 2005
April 19 news (4 links)1Apr 20 2005
April 15 news ( 10 links)1Apr 15 2005
April 14 news (1Apr 14 2005
california court hides information about abuse by priests1Apr 13 2005
April 12 news(10 links)1Apr 12 2005
was the new deal a religious or secular movement?2Apr 11 2005
April 7 News4Apr 8 2005
April 6 news (10 links)1Apr 6 2005
editorial on Schiavo and the Pope2Apr 6 2005
It's a Flat World, After All By THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN1Apr 5 2005
April 5 (10 links)1Apr 5 2005
Herb's Op Ed Piece in P&C1Apr 5 2005
April 4 news updates (9)1Apr 4 2005
Museum changes plan, will air volcano film2Apr 5 2005
A Change in how the news posts are done3Apr 5 2005
April 1 News (9 links)1Apr 1 2005
On the wire this morning April 14Apr 2 2005
couple of new stories2Mar 31 2005
Changing of the guard6Mar 31 2005
Volunteer Needed for News Updates1Mar 28 2005
Some IMAX theaters pass on volcano film1Mar 24 2005
News Update for March 21, 2005 (2 links)1Mar 21 2005
News Update for March 20, 2005 (Schiavo Update)1Mar 20 2005
News Summary for March 19, 2005 (3 links)4Mar 20 2005
News Update for March 18, 2005 (6 links)2Mar 18 2005
News Summary for March 16, 2005 (10 Links)2Mar 16 2005
News Summary for March 15. 2005 (6 links)1Mar 15 2005
News Summary for March 14, 2005 (3 links)1Mar 14 2005
No Evolution in Kansas? (AP)1Mar 14 2005
News Summary For March 13, 2005 (5 links)3Mar 14 2005
News Update For March 12, 2004 (1 link)1Mar 13 2005
News Summary for March 11, 2005 (4 links)3Mar 12 2005
Chapel Hill, NC: Gay rights draws anti-gay crowd1Mar 9 2005
BBC 'will not bow to the religious extremists'1Mar 9 2005
SC Native Wins Religion/Science Award1Mar 9 2005
Secularization Encourages Christians to Unite Politically1Mar 8 2005
Abortion Illegal in Iran -- With Dangerous Effects3Mar 9 2005
Saudis detained for rescuing woman from religious police1Mar 8 2005
Christian Civic League Website Hacked, Atheist Messages Left1Mar 8 2005
Court OKs AmeriCorps Religious Ruling1Mar 8 2005
Australian Gov't Official to Attend Anti-Humanist Event1Mar 8 2005
Op: Why Science and Religion Should Be Like Oil and Water1Mar 6 2005
Iraqi Christians Nominate Top Shiite Cleric for Nobel Prize1Mar 6 2005
Religion and homosexuality2Mar 5 2005
Insurance Company Offers Special Benefits to Churchgoers2Mar 5 2005
Religious Groups Take Role In Schiavo Case3Mar 4 2005
Indian Catholics Object to Film on Priestly "Sins"1Mar 4 2005
House Approves Religious-Based Hirings1Mar 3 2005
Christians Accuse BBC Over Jerry Springer Musical1Mar 3 2005
Wanted: Funeral Organisers With the Humanist Touch1Mar 3 2005
British Court Sides With Girl on Religious Dress1Mar 3 2005
Pakistani Religious Law Challenged1Mar 3 2005
Korn Member Leaving Band for Religion1Mar 3 2005
Bush: Lift Roadblocks to Faith-Based Help Programs1Mar 3 2005
Scots Losing Their Religion as 28% Have Faith No More2Mar 3 2005
High Court Debates Commandments Displays1Mar 3 2005
Religious Aid Groups Proselytizing in Tsunami Damaged Areas1Mar 1 2005
China Implements New Religious Freedom Regulations1Mar 1 2005
Opinion: Cracked logic and the Ten Commandments1Mar 1 2005
Schools in South Carolina4Feb 28 2005
Centre of Christianity Moves to Africa1Feb 27 2005
Top Court to Weigh Ten Commandments Cases1Feb 27 2005
Christians Fear School's Lunch System is Sign of End Times1Feb 27 2005
Purdue Study: Religious Diversity Finds Place In America1Feb 27 2005
Outrage Over First Exorcism on Television1Feb 27 2005
Susan Jacoby Speaks on Moral Values, Secularism1Feb 26 2005
Blinding Me With Science1Feb 25 2005
latest news on Terry Shiavo1Feb 25 2005
Militant Christians Block Donation to Cancer Charity1Feb 24 2005
Atheist Family: Keep Boy Scout Recruits Out of Schools3Mar 3 2005
Why Jesus loves the internet2Feb 24 2005
CSM Europe 2/3: In a secular ocean, waves of spirituality1Feb 23 2005
Survey: Teens' Religious Knowledge Shallow1Feb 23 2005
Do Europeans work less because they believe less in God?1Feb 23 2005
Bush wants to regulate death.2Feb 26 2005
Pope says Gay Marriage "ideology of Evil"1Feb 23 2005
Virginia Senate Panel Kills Religious Freedom Amendment1Feb 22 2005
Schiavo Feeding Tube Fight Continues1Feb 22 2005
What Place For God In Europe?1Feb 21 2005
Shrek Character Is Latest Target of Anti-gay Religious Group3Feb 26 2005
Museum Puts 'Da Vinci Code' On Trial In Leonardo's Hometown1Feb 19 2005
Iran Imprisons Christian Pastor1Feb 19 2005
Evangelicals Gather to Plot Takeover of U.S. Government2Feb 19 2005
Iran: Bush, bin Laden 2 peas in a pod1Feb 18 2005
Bill Maher: Christians Have Neurological Disorder1Feb 18 2005
"Gay Reform" Billboard Painted With Anti-Gay Slurs1Feb 18 2005
Opinion: War Between Religion and Science is Not Inevitable1Feb 18 2005
Academic bill of Rights?1Feb 16 2005
Dancing Czar Upsets Churchgoers1Feb 16 2005
parents challenge weekly bible classes2Feb 16 2005
Democrats Getting Lessons In Speaking Their Values1Feb 15 2005
More on the 'God Gene'1Feb 15 2005
Former Aide Blasts Bush's Faith-Based Plan1Feb 15 2005
"One Nation Under God" License Plate Proposed1Feb 15 2005
Opinion: To God, Sexual Orientation is Irrelevant1Feb 15 2005
Moderate Evangelicals Seek to Broaden Political Agenda1Feb 15 2005
Bill Would Make Commandments, Pledge Mandatory in AL Schools1Feb 10 2005
Politics and Religion Enter Into Evolution Debate1Feb 10 2005
Atheist Father Refuses to Force Beliefs on his Children2Feb 9 2005
Saints and Sinners: Humanist portrait of a holy nightmare1Feb 9 2005
Religious Freedom Watchdog Urges Action Against Saudi Arabia1Feb 9 2005
Islamists Threaten U.S. Christian Worker1Feb 8 2005
Despite Atheist Teachings, Superstition Prevails in China1Feb 8 2005
Virginia House Passes Religious Freedom Resolution1Feb 8 2005
UK Edges Closer to Outlawing Religious 'Hate Speech'1Feb 8 2005
Christian Groups Rally Support for Terri Schindler Schiavo3Feb 8 2005
 Religious right fights science for the heart of America2Feb 8 2005
Article: Our Godless Constitution1Feb 6 2005

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