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The State of Hate

The State of Hate

  As post-racial was we’d like to think we are, there is still plenty of work to do in closing social and economic divides between the races in America. Helping to increase awareness and bring about positive changes is Lecia Brooks.  Brooks is the outreach…

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Capital Punishment in Arkansas

Capital Punishment in Arkansas

How do you feel about capital punishment? For? Against? Unsure? There has not been an execution in Arkansas since 2005, but the practice is still legal in the state. Currently there are 37 inmates on death row, but none of these executions have been scheduled….

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Atheists on TV

Atheists on TV

It is likely the only one of its kind: A television show devoted entirely to atheism, but directed at a non-atheist audience. Matt Dillahunty is one of the hosts of The Atheist Experience which airs on a public access station in Austin, Texas. The show…

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Freethinkers Congregating in Little Rock

Freethinkers Congregating in Little Rock

For Immediate Release (Little Rock, Arkansas: October 22, 2013) Atheists, agnostics, humanists, and other secular people from all over Arkansas are traveling to Little Rock for the second annual Reason in the Rock conference. The two-day event will be held beginning at 9:00 a.m., Saturday,…

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Workplace Discrimination

Workplace Discrimination

Get a group of atheists together and the topic of workplace discrimination will inevitably come up at some point–particularly if they live in the Bible Belt. While protections do exist under the law, it can be risky to complain and, in some cases, difficult to…

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Sexytimes in the Morning at Reason in the Rock

Sexytimes in the Morning at Reason in the Rock

Isn’t sex a great way to start the day? We think so! Just before lunch Saturday, Darrel Ray will have us ponder whether Jesus knew himself in the Biblical sense. If he existed. And if he had those parts. (That’s a lot of ifs!) Ray…

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Movie Time!

Movie Time!

I generally prefer my documentaries at lunch time, but I’ll be making an exception for the Saturday night screening of No Dinosaurs in Heaven at Reason in the Rock 2013. The work of filmmaker Greta Schiller, this documentary explores the damage being done to scientific…

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Dan Barker and FFRF at Reason in the Rock

Dan Barker and FFRF at Reason in the Rock

Reason in the Rock 2013 will kick off Day Two with Dan Barker of the Freedom From Religion Foundation. We’ll hear all about the great work he and his Co-President and wife, Annie Laurie Gaylor, and their team of dedicated lawyers do for us and others who…

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David Silverman: Mr. Atheist Pants

David Silverman: Mr. Atheist Pants

You may already know David Silverman, President of American Atheists, has an active, entertaining, and informative Twitter feed. But here’s a bit of trivia you may not know: His Twitter name, MrAtheistPants, was given to him by Stephen Colbert in this segment of The Colbert…

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The Pink Atheist Podcast

The Pink Atheist Podcast

Looking for a podcast discussing issues of interest to the atheist community? Look no further; The Pink Atheist Podcast–hosted by not one but two Reason in the Rock 2013 speakers–features interviews, commentary, and analysis. Recent episodes have included visits from Seth Andrews, Greta Christina, and…

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