Posted May 05, 2010 at 7:00am
In advance of the National Day of Prayer--an annual event in which the president urges citizens to pray--the American Humanist Association today encouraged people to instead celebrate an event that is inclusive and recognizes a universal American value: the National Day of Reason. The National Day of Reason, which is held to coincide with and as a counter to the National Day of Prayer, will be held on May 6 this year.
Posted April 28, 2010 at 12:09pm
The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling that a cross in the Mojave Desert National Preserve can stay in the federal park sets a bad precedent for similar church-state separation cases, the American Humanist Association argued today. The 5-4 ruling in Salazar v. Buono issued today held that the District Court failed to properly consider Congress's transfer of the public land upon which the cross sits and that the cross may remain at least until the District Court makes a proper determination otherwise.
Posted April 27, 2010 at 8:00am
This Thursday in Washington, DC; sponsored by the Humanist magazine.
Posted April 19, 2010 at 9:18am
The Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transportation District (MTD) engaged in unconstitutional viewpoint discrimination when it rejected a nontheist advertisement, the American Humanist Association (AHA) asserted today. The statement was made in response to news that an ad for an AHA affiliate group, the Humanist Society of Santa Barbara (HSSB), was rejected by MTD without explanation--even though MTD allows religious advertising.
Posted April 16, 2010 at 8:59am
The American Humanist Association praised yesterday's ruling by a federal judge that the National Day of Prayer is an unconstitutional violation of the separation of church and state. U.S. District Court Judge Barbara B. Crabb wrote of the 1952 statute creating the National Day of Prayer that its "sole purpose is to encourage all citizens to engage in prayer, an inherently religious exercise that serves no secular function."
Posted April 13, 2010 at 11:28am
America's oldest and largest humanist organization turned up the heat on Pope Benedict XVI today by calling for a criminal investigation into the pontiff's involvement in mishandling clergy sex abuse. The Washington-based American Humanist Association's call for an investigation comes on the heels of new evidence unearthed over the weekend that Pope Benedict refused to defrock an American priest who had sexually abused two boys, citing "the good of the Universal Church."
Posted April 12, 2010 at 11:34am
Last week the American Humanist Association (AHA) unveiled a new billboard in Moscow, Idaho, the latest of a series of billboards that have appeared in the in area since last year. The new billboard features the familiar image of a U.S. quarter--but with one important revision: in place of the national motto, the coin reads "In Good We Trust." The AHA's website address also appears in bold letters to the right of the coin's image.
Posted April 09, 2010 at 11:10am
The American Humanist Association (AHA) announced today that it, along with the Grammy-winning band Green Day and popular singer and performer Lance Bass, will co-sponsor a prom for Mississippi youth, including students from Itawamba County Agricultural High School in Fulton, MS.
Posted April 01, 2010 at 10:56am
Humanists across the nation are still reeling from a surprising refusal of their offered donation of $20,000
Posted March 26, 2010 at 10:03am
"If the Boy Scouts want to continue to maintain their discriminatory policies they're free to do so, but without government benefit. Or they can revise their policies and continue to enjoy free rent. But they can't have it both ways."