The Freedom From Religion Foundation has launched a new billboard campaign in Madison, Wisconsin, angled at appealing to young atheist voters.
The new campaign includes 12 billboards throughout the Madison area that show photos of young atheists with the message: "I'm an Atheist and I Vote!"
Calli Miller, who serves as a legal assistant for the Madison-based atheist group, said in a statement that the purpose of the billboards is to send the message to 2016 presidential candidates that nonbelieving voters have power. more >>
"God's Not Dead 2" actress Melissa Joan Hart said that one of the reasons American Christians are interested in the upcoming film is because they feel their faith is being trampled on.
Hart also reflected that in her early TV days she was criticized by some Christians for playing a teenage witch, but is now receiving criticism from the other end of the spectrum for playing a strong Christian woman who stands up for her faith.
"For the longest time, while I played a witch on television [on 'Sabrina, The Teenage Witch'], the Christian community attacked me for popularizing the magic aspects on that secular TV show," Hart said in an interview, according to Chicago Sun Times. more >>
A school district in Colorado will soon distribute a collection of satanic and atheist literature at their high schools and middle schools in response to complaints from atheist groups.
Delta County School District will place literature provided by the Freedom From Religion Foundation, Western Colorado Atheists and Freethinkers, and the Satanic Temple on April 1.
In a statement released Thursday, FFRF explained that their demands were made in response to the passive distribution of Gideon Bibles during the school day. more >>
Unidentified attackers hacked a Christian convert to death this week in northern Bangladesh in the latest attack in the Muslim-majority country.
The incident occurred Tuesday morning in the northern city of Kurigram, where 68-year-old Hossain Ali was hacked to death by two assailants wielding machetes.
Actor Stephen Fry's controversial interview in which he claimed God is "utterly evil" for creating things such as bone cancer in children has been shortlisted for an award celebrating excellence in religious broadcasting.
The Rt. Rev. Nick Baines, bishop of Leeds and chair of the 2016 Sandford St Martins Awards, explained that the awards focus on deep exploration of people's religious views.
"The world needs to be interpreted, not just reported. And to do this effectively, the lens of those being reported needs to be looked through and understood," he said, according to The Guardian. more >>
While promoting the release of his latest DVD for the film "God's Club," actor Stephen Baldwin talked about the steady decline of morality in America and says sticking to God's moral code is the only way that can help.
"When they created the law that is a separation of church and state it was never intended that that become a separation from God," Baldwin said in the film "God's Club."
"God's Club" addresses current difficulties Christians are faced with in America, such as prayer in school and the right to have Christian clubs on school campuses. Baldwin plays a teacher who stands up for a Christian club in school with students who want to attend. more >>