Modern Atheism

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An Atlanta Theater Faces Criticism for Gay Versions of Bible Stories

What if it really was Adam and Steve? That’s what the Out Front Theater Company in Atlanta, which stages shows created only by people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning, will set out to answer for audiences during a three-week run of “The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told,” starting April 27.http://nyti.ms/2oVPxtu

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New study shows number of American atheists underreported – Religion News Service

(RNS) Could the actual number be as high as 26 percent?http://bit.ly/2pdLSZg

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I’m a millennial ‘none,’ but I still want Easter (Opinion) – CNN.com

Many millennials are nonbelievers who have dropped the religious affiliation but still crave community, kinship and meal with friends at holidays such as Passover and Easter, Jill Filipovic says.http://cnn.it/2oHSNso

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Alabama Senate OKs Fundamentalist Christian Church Police Force

Theocracy alert: A large fundamentalist Christian church in Alabama is set to have its very own police force. Say “Hello” to the American Taliban.http://bit.ly/2pu5IeO

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The Fear of Supernatural Punishment and Not “Big Gods,” Gave Rise to Societal Complexity

Researchers used a technique from biology to illustrate how Pacific Asian cultures developed.http://bit.ly/2nbXJWY

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Waterloo atheist calls on ‘holy trinity of science’ in Iowa House invocation

An atheist urged members of the Iowa House to “invoke the holy trinity of science made up of reason, observation and experience” as they went about their work Wednesday.http://bit.ly/2nEJsh2

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The unemployed ‘shall not eat’: Texas Republican uses Bible to justify cuts to SNAP benefits

In their quest to gut SNAP (food stamps), Republicans often point to unemployed adults as freeloaders straining the system because they choose not to work.http://bit.ly/2nEHSvv

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An Atheist Attorney Filmed a Commercial At (a Very Empty) Ark Encounter

No wonder the Ark’s bad for the local economy.http://bit.ly/2nqRyLC

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The Atheists Struggling to Find Secular Therapy in the Bible Belt

The rise of faith-based counseling in America’s most Christian regions has brought the clash over religious liberties to the therapist’s couch.http://theatln.tc/2nHJfgv

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How atheist campaigner Madalyn Murray O’Hair became America’s most-hated woman | Life and style | The Guardian

Melissa Leo stars in Netflix’s upcoming biopic of the contentious figure who was ridiculed and largely forgotten about – but who often talked sensehttp://bit.ly/2nquvAv