Niose explores secularism’s extraordinary rise and shows how it offers hope for more rational, inquiry-based public policy and discussion.” – Publishers Weekly

Introduction: Fighting Back the Right: Reclaiming America from the Attack on Reason

Just as many Americans—liberal, moderate, and conservative—carry around outdated stereotypes about atheists, too often their views on politics, the economy, the role of government, education, the environment, and foreign policy are also rooted in paradigms that should have faded long ago.

Christian Victimization In Indiana

On the surface the controversy was fairly unremarkable, just…

Darwin Day Resolution Introduced In Congress

In a move that is sure to displease fundamentalists and social…

Anti-Abortion Violence: Why the Religious Right Owns It

In this new piece for Salon, I discuss the religious right and…

Understanding Humanist Egalitarianism

Patheos, a religion-oriented web site that provides a forum for…

Pfizer's Irresistible Urge to Merge

In hindsight, I suppose it’s no surprise that the maker of…

When Church-State Separation is "Anti-Christian"

An article in Christian Today gives us an interesting glimpse at the persecution mentality that often dominates the Christian Right. According to the publication, demanding church-state separation is "anti-Christian."

In Wake of French Terror, Reconsidering Pastafarianism

As the world mourns last week's tragedy in Paris, the importance…

Pastafarian Wins Right to Wear Colander

A Massachusetts woman won the right to wear a colander in her driver's license photograph after enlisting the assistance of our attorneys at the AHA's Appignani Humanist Legal Center.

American Christians: Oppressed or Oppressors?

Most sensible Americans can chuckle at the idea of a red coffee cup as a symbol of Christian oppression. As Donald Trump calls for a boycott of Starbucks, the implied message is that cups lacking holiday symbols are evidence of Christians persecution. I understand how some would laugh at such lowbrow politics, but I can’t. Here's why.

Stop Bible Distribution in Elementary Schools

Christians may claim to be persecuted, but once again we find them on the offensive in a public school. This week we sent a warning letter to a school in Kansas that has been distributing bibles to elementary school children.

How can voters hate socialism but agree with Bernie?

How can American voters agree with Bernie's positions on the issues, but continue to demonize socialism? Is this yet another examples of American anti-intellectualism in action? Making sense of a disjointed electorate.