News

November 29, 2012
Little Rock Elementary School Warned of First Amendment Violations

Little Rock Elementary School Warned of First Amendment Violations

 For Immediate Release


(Little Rock, Arkansas: November 29, 2012.) The Arkansas Society of Freethinkers (ASF) has enlisted the services of the Appignani Humanist Legal Center in correcting violations of separation of church and state at Terry Elementary School in Little Rock.

November 27, 2012
Freethinkers Return for 4th Year to State Capitol

Freethinkers Return for 4th Year to State Capitol

 For Immediate Release

(Little Rock, Arkansas, Nov 26, 2012) For the fourth consecutive year, the Arkansas Society of Freethinkers will erect a winter solstice holiday display on the grounds of the state capitol.
November 21, 2012
Secular Group Denies

Secular Group Denies "War on Christmas" Charge

For Immediate Release

(Little Rock, Arkansas: November 21, 2012.) The Arkansas Society of Freethinkers today rejected the claim that it is making war on Christmas. The group came under fire this week when it championed concerns voiced by parents of a local elementary school child.The child's school had organized a field trip to a church to see a play with religious themes, and the parents felt this was a violation of the separation of church and state that put them and their child in an awkward situation.

October 16, 2012
Godless Conference Coming to Little Rock

Godless Conference Coming to Little Rock

For Immediate Release

(Little Rock, Arkansas: October 16, 2012.) Atheists, agnostics, humanists, and other secular people from all over Arkansas are traveling to Little Rock for the inaugural Reason in the Rock conference. The one-day event will be held Saturday, October 27, from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM in the Darragh Center Auditorium of the Central Arkansas Library, 100 Rock Street, in the River Market District of downtown Little Rock.

November 27, 2011
Freethinker's Display Returns to State Capitol

Freethinker's Display Returns to State Capitol

For Immediate Release

(Little Rock, Arkansas, Nov 29, 2011) For the third consecutive year, the Arkansas Society of Freethinkers will erect a winter solstice holiday display on the grounds of the state capitol.

October 25, 2011
Called to Teach: Public School Teachers & Professional Development Credits for

Called to Teach: Public School Teachers & Professional Development Credits for "Living Christ in the Classroom"?

Reported by: Marci Manley, KARK 4 News

"Referring to these students who were in need of help as being poor in spirit," she said flipping through a folder of papers.

October 06, 2011
Out of the box thinking

Out of the box thinking

by William Gibson White,
The Sentinel Record, Hot Springs, Ark

Contrary thinking is not too popular or tolerated in the Bible Belt. Up front, I believe in freedom of religion, as well as freedom from it. And I despise censorship.

October 05, 2011
Churches teaching teachers how to teach religion

Churches teaching teachers how to teach religion

Nonbelievers see the program as inappropriate if not illegal., Arkansas Times

Are conservative Little Rock churches teaching public school- teachers how to bring religion into their classrooms, thereby circumventing laws that require separation of church and state? LeeWood Thomas, a spokesman for a coalition of atheist and agnostic groups, thinks so.

October 04, 2011
Godless Bus Ads Now in Little Rock after Court Ruling

Godless Bus Ads Now in Little Rock after Court Ruling

For Immediate Release

(Little Rock, Arkansas, October 4, 2011) "Are you good without God? Millions are."

October 02, 2011
Kickball team wears

Kickball team wears "Good without God" bus costumes

Fox 16 News
Reported by Kelly Dudzik

LITTLE ROCK, AR - "Are you good without God? Millions are." The Central Arkansas Coalition of Reason won a first amendment court battle this summer to put that ad on Central Arkansas Transit buses. Now, the atheist group is taking that message to the kickball field.

September 05, 2011
Frostcall - Audio Interview

Frostcall - Audio Interview

Frostcall is a blog out of Austin, TX, hosted by an ex-Christian couple that are now atheists. They contacted our media rep,LeeWood Thomas, about doing an audio interview. LeeWood talks about what the Central Arkansas CoR has done in our community in the past and ideas for the future, and also about our recent bus ad campaign.

Frostcall Audio

August 31, 2011
Atheists in Arkansas

Atheists in Arkansas

The godless find a voice. 
by Doug Smith 
Arkansas Times

It's said there are no atheists in foxholes, and that's baloney, according to a military man we'll call "Brad." At an atheists' social gathering in Little Rock, Brad told a reporter that as an Air Force pilot, he'd been in situations where his life was in danger, and on those occasions, the farthest thing from his mind was seeking assistance from an omnipotent Santa Claus. 

Syndicate content