Post moved up from Tuesday to remind that the protest is this evening. ORIGINAL POST, JULY 22, 7:07 A.M.: Those converging on Santa Ana for the annual creation conference kicking off today can expect two straight days of uninterrupted bliss at Calvary Chapel. "Uh, but isn't this a four-day conferen ... More >>
The activist is waging a war against evolution, one lecture at a time
It may not have the cache of Michael v. Satan--whole books have been written about that--but a similar conflict is shaping up Saturday afternoon next to the Huntington Beach Pier.A street preacher who regularly evangelizes to inattentive tourists passing by will find himself joined by atheists teari ... More >>
Hundreds of Roman Catholics and their leaders gathered Friday in downtown Santa Ana to rally against what they say is the erosion of religious liberty in the United States. The Stand Up for Religious Freedom Rally took aim at the usual suspects, including President Barack Obama and Planned Pare ... More >>
The so-called "brights" -- a funny term many skeptics and atheists have given themselves -- know when to take their medicine. A new billboard put up by the Backyard Skeptics at the American Legion parking lot in Midway City apparently got the math wrong in describing the supposed amou ... More >>
Forget Christianity, Judaism, Islam and the rest. It's all about us, says Orange County's most famous atheist
You don't really need an occasion for Backyard Skeptics to unveil a provocative billboard, but the Fountain Valley-based group of atheists and assorted non-believers do have a special Valentine's Day version going up in Westminster with this message:"Atheists make better lovers--after all, no one ... More >>
For its latest atheist-friendly billboard, Backyard Skeptics is unveiling in Midway City this afternoon a photo lineup featuring King Neptune, Jesus Christ, Santa Claus and the Devil himself, broken up with an orange text box with the words, "What myths do you see?" and under this ditty: "7 Milli ... More >>
Break out the banjo, geeee-tar and Deliverance song book 'cause it's time to raise a holler over dueling billboards along the 55 freeway.On one side, hanging on a 40-foot trailer in the O'Neil Storage lot facing the 55 near Dyer Road in Santa Ana, is the billboard proclaiming, "Jesus Christ is th ... More >>
Having screwed the pooch on a billboard with an atheist-friendly misquote from Thomas Jefferson has not stopped Fountain Valley-based Backyard Skeptics from going to the inkwell again. This time, above a Costa Mesa mattress store, it's a 48x14-foot "Treaty of Tripoli" billboard that boldly states ... More >>
Talk about turning lemons into hard lemonade, humanists are expressing "enthusiasm" over a Costa Mesa billboard featuring an atheist-friendly quote by Thomas Jefferson being taken down shortly after it went up because the third U.S. president apparently never uttered or wrote the message.Why appl ... More >>
UPDATE, OCT. 26, 2:20 P.M.: The Jefferson Library Collection at Monticello, which is the world's leading authority on things written and said by Thomas Jefferson, is disavowing the quote the Orange County atheist group Backyard Skeptics attributes to the third U.S. president on a billboard unveil ... More >>
This afternoon, under a billboard facing Chapman Avenue in Orange, local atheists unveil the third phase of their "outreach program for letting other non-believers know they have a voice in Orange County." The grass-roots group Backyard Skeptics will unveil their latest billboard, which has text ... More >>
Atheists will be tearing a page from the Bible Saturday near Huntington Beach Pier.No, that does not mean they'll be borrowing a deed from the Good Book to apply to modern life.They'll be tearing actual pages out of the Bible "to make a point."
UPDATE, AUG. 18, 9:31 A.M.: Backyard Skeptics has corrected the location for its new billboard stating, "Atheism is Philanthropy Without Mythology, Peace Without Superstition."It's at the 55 freeway off Edinger Avenue in Santa Ana.The unveiling ceremony is at 4:30 p.m. today at 1701 Boyd St.--b ... More >>
Atheists: so hot right now. They've been erecting billboards, engaging with church folk and even showing up at high schools in Orange County to enlighten young people.For their next act, the non-believers will be gathering at a San Juan Capistrano theater tonight to look up at the stars.
Northwood High School in Irvine has an atheist club. Who knew?Backyard Skeptics knew, and the Orange County group of non-believers joins the club in Northwood High's auditorium this afternoon to discuss their views on godlessness.
Sean McDowellFour high school students--two atheists, two Christians--debate tonight over the existence of The Big Guy.The God v. No God debate sprang from the mind of Sean McDowell, son of Christian author Josh McDowell and the head of Capistrano Valley Christian Schools' Bible Department. His ... More >>