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Last night, Bruce Jenner told Diane Sawyer that "for all intents and purposes, I am a woman." Congratulations to him (his preferred pronoun) for having the courage to say so publicly. Even for a reality TV star, that couldn't have been easy.But leave it to Christians on Twitter (and an ignorant Catholic blogger on Patheos) to tell the real truth about Jenner...
The Secular Student Alliance at Clarion University (in Pennsylvania) took a hint from I Sold My Soul on eBay and held a fundraiser called "Send an Atheist to Church."
For almost a decade now, this has been the seal of Los Angeles County in California: There's a lot going on there, but check out the center right image. That's supposed to represent the Mission San Gabriel Arcangel, a Catholic mission dating back hundreds of years. Show More Summary
Gordon Klingenschmitt (below) is the minister who got elected to the Colorado House last year despite a laundry list of jaw-dropping past statements.After his election, he gained national attention for saying that a pregnant woman was...Show More Summary
A few important numbers reported by Bob Smietana in Christianity Today:Active duty military personnel who are Southern Baptists: 12,360 Active duty military personnel who are atheists: 12,764Active duty chaplains who are Southern Baptists: 437 Active duty chaplains who are atheists: 0
Remember how Pastor Creflo Dollar -- who has a net worth of $27 million, owns a million-dollar home in Atlanta and a 2.5-million-dollar apartment in Manhattan, drives a Rolls-Royce, and travels via a private jet -- wanted to buy a plane...Show More Summary
Explaining her decision to block an exemption for rape and incest victims from Tennessee's newest proposed abortion restrictions, State Rep. Sheila Butt made the peculiar argument that such an exemption shouldn't exist because rape and incest isn't typically "verifiable."Democratic Rep. Show More Summary
This is a guest post written by David G. McAfee. He is author, most recently, of The Belief Book. … Regardless of your beliefs, if you have children, you will eventually have to talk to them about religion. When should you do it? The short answer: probably sooner than you think. Some non-believers, perhaps in [Read More...]
There are plenty of ways to teach evolution in a high school science class. And Brandon Pettenger of Arroyo Grande High School in California doesn't seem to know any of them.He thought it would be appropriate to watch the Bill Nye/Ken Ham debate in the classroom... Show More Summary
And you thought Catholic schools were at their worst when handling LGBT issues...Rose McGrath (below) just got kicked out of St. Joseph Catholic Middle School in Battle Creek, Michigan due to her poor attendance.Why'd she miss so much school?Oh, right. She's recovering from her cancer treatment.
A major new study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) on Tuesday, found no connection between the MMR vaccine and autism, even in high-risk kids.But until someone gets a statement from Jenny McCarthy, let's see what the Onion's panelists have to say:
A couple of guys went on the search for Bigfoot/Sasquatch and produced this documentary that looks and sounds real... until you pay close attention to what they're saying.
Back in August, we learned that COSMOS: A SpaceTime Odyssey won an impressive 4 Emmy Awards, including "Outstanding Writing For Nonfiction Programming." Today, they received an even more impressive honor: The Peabody Award, celebrating overall excellence in quality. Show More Summary
Eric Adams considers himself a "man of science," but doesn’t want to be a dick about it to astrology believers. That alone isn't a bad idea -- it's hard to change minds by insulting people. In a piece for Salon, he shared how how he's learned to strike a balance... Show More Summary
Gods need gold:India is the world’s biggest consumer of gold and its ancient temples have collected billions of dollars in jewellery, bars and coins over the centuries -- all hidden securely in vaults, some ancient and some modern.... Show More Summary
Today is Openly Secular Day and Tom Krattenmaker uses the opportunity to bring up five challenges atheists still face. I wanted to summarize his points and add a few thoughts of my own:
By now, you may have heard about a storm brewing at an elementary school in Kittery, Maine. Teachers read the book I Am Jazz, an autobiographical children's book by transgender teenager Jazz Jennings, to K-3 students. One 7-year-old reportedly asked his mother when he got home if he was transgender. Enter conservative media, like Fox Nation writer Todd Starnes.
When it comes to invocations at government meetings, the Supreme Court said last year that prayers are fine -- even sectarian prayers "in Jesus' name" are fine -- as long as the process is open to everybody. If they want invocations, city councils must set policy so that even minority faith groups have a chance of delivering them. Show More Summary
Student loans suck. We know that. And they suck in large part because the interest keeps accruing.If only God could help you out... That's the question "Amir" sent to Steve Rhode, Huffington Post's "Get Out of Debt Guy."Amir took out $32,000 in loans... but he owes $64,000 due to deferment and interest.
Here's another compilation of Richard Dawkins' best arguments and comebacks.