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Ohio Couple Joins Cacophony of Psychics Claiming (Without Proof) They Help Law Enforcement Find Missing People

An Ohio psychic talk show host and his wife, both professional mediums and “psychic investigators,” were profiled rather unskeptically this week in the Kenyon College newspaper.Beth Deering (below), who says she "can see angels and demons,"... Show More Summary

Atheists Attend School’s “Good News Club” Meeting & Find Out Christian Organizers Lied to District About Curriculum

The Good News Club is a weekly program targeting elementary school children, because a lot of Christians love to indoctrinate kids before they start asking critical questions. (If you haven't read it yet, check out Katherine Stewart's...Show More Summary

CNN Finally Featured a Black Voice in Their Atheism Coverage

A week after CNN published a longform profile of a happy atheist family and days after CNN aired an hour-long special called "Atheists: Inside the World of Non-believers," they're still squeezing as many pageviews as they can get out of this topic. Show More Summary

A Compilation of Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Best Arguments and Comebacks

Here's a compilation of Neil deGrasse Tyson's best arguments and comebacks. (I could watch this all day.)

Would I Ever Admit if I Found God?

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses whether I would ever admit if I suddenly "found God."

National Portrait Gallery Honors Comedian George Carlin

Yesterday, the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. added a photo of comedian (and memorable religion-critic) George Carlin to the collection after a public vote:

Kentucky Officials File Motion for Federal Judge to Dismiss Ken Ham’s Ark Encounter Lawsuit

We already know Creationist Ken Ham's Ark Encounter, better known as the Noah's Ark theme park, is in trouble.In December, they were ruled ineligible to receive a tax incentive worth up to $18,000,000 that could put their entire project in jeopardy. Show More Summary

Christian Conservatives Withhold $5 to $6 Million From Some of the World’s Poorest Kids Because of Gay Marriage

New insight into the World Vision debacle that occurred a year ago this week suggests that conservative Christians were so peeved over the charity organization's decision to no longer consider gay people unhirable, that thousands of the poorest children in the world lost more than five million dollars in donations. Show More Summary

A Telephone Psychic Confesses It Was All a Scam

Erin Auerbach was a failed actress who came to Las Vegas for an exciting job opportunity that fed what she admitted was a strong ego: She was going to become a professional psychic. “The thing is, I’m not sure that I’m psychic,” she admitted to the interviewer.“That’s OK,” he replied. “We’ll give you everything you need for the job.”

Creationist Eric Hovind Preached Creationism at a Georgia Public School This Week and We Have Proof

If you're doing something that is arguably a violation of the law, why would you flaunt it on Facebook?Creationist Eric Hovind posted this on his page earlier this week: Hovind was invited to a public school (!) to teaching "critical thinking" (?!?!)... Show More Summary

Germany’s IRS Says Soccer Player Luca Toni Owes $1.85 Million In Back Taxes Because He’s a Catholic

An Italian soccer player who starred on the world-renowned German Bayern Munich team for three seasons owes $1.85 million in back taxes, German authorities allege -- because he was baptized a Catholic.Hellas Verona star Luca Toni could...Show More Summary

Mississippi Judge: Underage Drinkers Can Write an Essay About the Book of Revelation to Avoid Harsher Punishment

When underage drinkers get caught, Mississippi Judge Albert Fountain gives them two options to "keep the conviction off their records and avoid hefty costs":1) Write a 1,000-word essay about the effects of alcohol2) Write a 500-word essay about the effects of alcohol... and another 500-word essay about the Book of Revelation

Orleans Township (MI) Board Members Vote to Pray at Meetings; Non-Christians Won’t Get to Deliver Invocations

The Orleans Township Board in Michigan has finally figured out the problem with America: Not enough Christianity.That's why all five board members unanimously voted this week to say a prayer at the beginning of all their future meetings:

Turns Out Your Zodiac Sign Has Been a Month Off This Whole Time

"Think you're a Leo?" The New Zealand Herald asks. "You're not."The piece is highlighting a BBC Stargazing Live discussion of the zodiac, in which a curious tidbit was revealed: even if you accept the idea of astrological signs, you probably weren't born under the one you think you were.

I’ll Be Speaking in Vancouver This Weekend

If you're in the area, I'll be giving a talk at Vancouver's Langara College on Saturday afternoon. All the details are on the British Columbia Humanist Association's website and you can purchase tickets here.I'll be joined by Armin Navabi, an ex-Muslim blogger who runs the Atheist Republic website. C'mon, people in Seattle! It's not that far away!

“Bible Man” Kicked Out of Tennessee Elementary School After FFRF Inquiry

For decades now, Horace Turner (a.k.a. “Bible Man”) has been making appearances at public schools. In 2012, a school district in Alabama was threatened with a lawsuit to stop the proselytizing... and the board voted to do nothing; in...Show More Summary

Gay Mormon Was Attacked by his BYU Roommates and Evicted by His Landlord After Coming Out, Says Lawsuit

Earlier this year, Adam White (below), a student at Brigham Young University, told his roommate he was gay. Even at BYU, that should be fine. You can't act on your sexual orientation, but homosexuality in and of itself shouldn't be a problem. Show More Summary

Colorado Republican Legislator: God Let a Pregnant Woman Get Brutally Stabbed Because Abortion is Legal

It looks like Gordon Klingenschmitt's colleagues in the Colorado House are finally realizing who the hell this guy is. The right-wing extremist who constantly says awful things about anyone who's not his brand of Christian may have jumped...Show More Summary

Anti-LGBT, Anti-Atheist, and Anti-Anyone Discrimination Are All Legal In Indiana Now

Yesterday, Indiana Governor Mike Pence (below) codified discrimination against LGBT people, atheists, women, unmarried couples, pregnant people, and virtually anybody else who could pose a "threat" to a person's religious expression....Show More Summary

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