Following the vote Monday by the Boy Scouts of America to end its ban on gay leaders, a group of secular Americans has a message for the the corporations that stopped funding BSA due to their biases: do not donate again until everyone is welcome in the Boy Scouts.
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Author, illustrator, film concept artist and screenwriter Wayne Barlowe recently made a video for Openly Secular, featuring images of his phantasmagorical artwork.
Evangelical Christians and secular people are not typically known for sticking up for each other. Most would not expect evangelicals to speak out in support of a campaign like Openly Secular, with its mission to eliminate discrimination and increase acceptance by getting secular people to be open about their beliefs.
Recently, two studies have been released that affirm the number of nonreligious Americans is rising. For several years, the percentage of secular Americans has been increasing rapidly and the media has been reporting on it. But dig a little deeper, and it becomes abundantly clear that this new data is fundamentally different and demonstrates a significant shift in the hearts and mind of American citizens, and critically, American voters.
Last Thursday was the first annual Openly Secular Day—and the level of participation significantly exceeded all expectations. Atheists, agnostics, humanists, freethinkers, secular Americans and their supporters from all across the United States gathered online and at more than a dozen locations nationwide.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Openly Secular, a coalition comprised of more than two dozen secular organizations across the country, today issued a statement responding to the Air Force’s denial of re-enlistment to an atheist airman who refused to include the term, “so help me god” in his oath. “There is no place for discrimination in America […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Todd Stiefel, chair of the new coalition Openly Secular, today released the following statement on efforts to block nonreligious people from offering invocations at public meetings: We are disappointed to hear the Town of Greece, NY and Brevard County, FL are seeking to change their policies and deny atheists and agnostics the […]
Right-wing Radio Host Rick Wiles Says An Ebola Outbreak in America Would Be A Good Thing Washington, D.C. – Openly Secular, a new coalition of more than two dozen secular groups, is calling for the resignation of right-wing radio talk show host Rick Wiles after he suggested an Ebola outbreak in America could “solve America’s […]