Sanders: "Let's Not Confuse and Merge Religion and State"

Sen. Bernie Sanders, who is running for the Democratic nomination for President, talked with an Atheist Voter in Iowa about his views on religion in public life and the separation of religion and government. Take a second to see his full answer.  Continue reading

Chris Christie On Church/State Separation

Justin Scott, an AtheistVoter from Iowa, asked New Jersey Governor Chris Christie how he would protect the separation of church and state. Christie's full answer is below.  Continue reading

Catholic Hospitals: The Myth of Informed Consent

During law school, a classmate told me about her visit to a local Catholic hospital in Des Moines, Iowa, where she had an appointment to get birth control. However, during the appointment she was given information about family planning, not the birth control pills she wanted. Continue reading

Reflections on Constitution Day

Today, September 17, is Constitution Day—a day upon which to rightly celebrate the document that established our system of government. However, as I watched and listened to 15 of the Republicans seeking their party's presidential bid on CNN last night talk about the roles of the Supreme Court and Congress, I realized that quite a few of them are confused about how our government works, and these leaders who are supposed to understand the basics of government are a tad confused. Continue reading

God Has Left the Wing Ding

Goose egg. Nada. Zip. Zero. That is how many times the word “god” or mentions of faith of any kind were made during the Iowa Democratic Party’s annual Wing Ding fundraiser on Friday, August 14 in Clear Lake, Iowa. Continue reading

Ben Carson Isn't Sure if the Bible Trumps the Constitution

Appearing on Meet the Press on Sunday, Republican Presidential candidate Ben Carson told moderator Chuck Todd that it was hard to say if the Bible had authority over the Constitution, saying he didn't think you could answer the question, outside of a specific context. Continue reading

Donald Trump Doesn't Think Atheists Will Like Him

At the recent Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa, Amanda Knief, National Legal and Public Policy Director of American Atheists, asked Donald Trump if he wanted the atheist vote. Continue reading

What Religious Liberty Really Means

During the Family Leadership Summit protest, Jason Bennell, press officer for Iowa Atheists and Freethinkers, gave a great summary of what religious liberty really means.  Continue reading

Scott Walker Announces

Yesterday, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker announced that he will be running for President of the United States. His announcement email paints a very alarming picture about his priorities and the way he makes decisions.  Continue reading

Bake a Cake! And Be Religious Too!

Apparently, not all bakers want everyone to sample their cakes. There are two high-profile cases in Oregon and Colorado that revolve around cake makers who refused to bake cakes for the weddings of same-sex couples. The bakers in both cases based their refusals on their religious beliefs. Continue reading