[VIDEO] The Reason Rally - A Secular Celebration

A beautiful video made by The Thinking Atheist at the Reason Rally on March 24, 2012.



From TheThinkingAtheist
Rob Reid, creator of the online music subscription service Rhapsody, illustrates exactly why so-called “copyright math” is almost completely bogus.

This video is from TED Talks, published March 15, 2012.



Is Youtube banning "religiously offensive" videos?

Looks like Youtube has done it again. This time "taking a stand against offending religions".



The above is a mirrored video from the Atheists Today channel.

Original was from Thunderf00t.

Atheist Victim Threatened by Biased Judge for Publicizing Case


The original story from American Atheists

The Pennsylvania State Director of American Atheists, Inc., Mr. Ernest Perce V., was assaulted by a Muslim while participating in a Halloween parade. Along with a Zombie Pope, Ernest was costumed as Zombie Muhammad. The assault was caught on video, the Muslim man admitted to his crime and charges were filed in what should have been an open-and-shut case. That’s not what happened, though.

And the outcome:

The case went to trial, and as circumstances would dictate, Judge Mark Martin is also a Muslim. What transpired next was surreal. The Judge not only ruled in favor of the defendant, but called Mr. Perce a name and told him that if he were in a Muslim country, he’d be put to death

Now the Judge is threatening contempt because Mr Perce is discussing his case in public.

From Gather:

An atheist man, who was the victim of an attack by a muslim man, is now being threatened by Judge Mark Martin for publicizing the case. American Atheists' Pennsylvania State Director Ernest Perce was assaulted by Talaag Elbayomy during a coordinated march in costume. While expressing his First Amendment rights, it's alleged that Talaag Elbayomy rushed from the curb into the marching spectacle to attack Perce. He allegedly grabbed him by his fake beard and a sign he was carrying around his neck, which resulted in the victim being choked.

This is quite the WTF? story.




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A second Oklahoma bill attacks evolution and climate change

It looks like Sally Kern's anti-evolution bill has been brought back to life.

A bill in Oklahoma that would, if enacted, encourage teachers to present the "scientific strengths and scientific weaknesses" of "controversial" topics such as "biological evolution" and "global warming" is back from the dead. Entitled the "Scientific Education and Academic Freedom Act," House Bill 1551 was introduced in the Oklahoma House of Representatives in 2011 by Sally Kern (R-District 84), a persistent sponsor of antievolution legislation in the Sooner State, and referred to the House Common Education Committee. It was rejected there on February 22, 2011, on a 7-9 vote. But, as The Oklahoman (February 23, 2011) reported, the vote was not final, since a sponsor "could ask the committee to bring it up again this session or next year." And indeed, on February 20, 2012, Gus Blackwell (R-District 61) resurrected the bill in the House Common Education Committee.

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