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When Fox News' liar-in-residence Todd Starnes published an article with the headline, "Public school forced my child to convert to Islam," I assumed it was bullshit. Partly because it's Starnes, partly because that's not how public schools...Show More Summary
The Christians who love to talk about death-bed conversions never tell you what happens after those people go to Heaven...
In the latest video for his Atheist Debates project, Matt Dillahunty responds to the classic "Liar, Lunatic or Lord?" argument about Jesus.
Our latest podcast guest is William Shunn is the author of The Accidental Terrorist, a book about his time as a Mormon missionary. I'm telling you: His story is absolutely fascinating. You've never heard anything like it. Bill was supposed...Show More Summary
When some public school districts promote religion, they do it quietly, hoping no one on the outside will notice. They might invite a sex education speaker who ends up lecturing on how the Bible requires abstinence before marriage, or...Show More Summary
David Madore is the Clark County (Washington) councilor who thinks evolution is a joke. The other day, he posted an original poem on his public Facebook page in which he showcased the supposed virtue of Intelligent Design.Looks like he just published Part 2:
Thursday night's Republican primary debate held promise, if only because Donald Trump and his antics would be absent. The Donald was apparently worried that Megyn Kelly would give him cooties, or, ya know, ask him substantive questions. Show More Summary
How hard is it to vet motivational speakers for public schools?Randy Rich, who played in the NFL for a few seasons in the late 1970s, was asked to speak at several middle and high schools in the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District (Alaska). Show More Summary
On Thursday morning, at Marshall Middle School in Beaumont, Texas, nearly 200 people were affected by a carbon monoxide leak. They were taken to a hospital or treated on site. Scary stuff. A determination will be made today as to when school will be back in session. Show More Summary
While the Phoenix City Council in Arizona is deciding whether or not members of The Satanic Temple can deliver an invocation prayer at a meeting on February 17, State Rep. Kelly Townsend isn't taking any chances.She's organizing a prayer rally to counteract whatever damage the Satanists may cause:
Linda explains why saying "God works in mysterious ways" is pretty much the worst thing you can say in defense of your beliefs.
Last winter, the Freedom From Religion Foundation sent a letter to the Jefferson County Board in Illinois after they were notified of two Nativity scene displays at the local courthouse. It took a while, but Sheriff Travis Allen responded this week with a letter that screams "Look at me! I'm a big boy! I'ma coming after you!"
Gary Gibson, Jr. (a.k.a. Gifted Anomaly), who previously released hip-hop songs about atheism here, here, and here, has a new song out called "Flatline."It comes in response to rapper B.o.B. insisting that the Earth is flat.
After nearly a month of patiently waiting out the heavily armed tantrum of Ammon Bundy and his supporters in Oregon, law enforcement officials apprehended Bundy and several members of his occupation earlier this week. One member of the group, LaVoy Finicum, was killed in the incident.
We learned yesterday that hate-pastor James David Manning was on the verge of losing his church over unpaid debts. Now, the Ali Forney Center, a place for homeless LGBT youth, wants to raise enough money to buy the anti-gay church and turn it into a place of love, acceptance, and tolerance.
In 2013, the Kountze High School cheerleaders won a lawsuit that said they could hold up banners with Bible verses on them to support the football team, even though critics argued that they were representing the school and therefore couldn't promote religion while on the field:
Reader Justin Scott, an Iowan who takes his politics seriously, has been going to meet-and-greets with a number of candidates to ask why atheists should consider supporting them.Yesterday, he asked Dr. Ben Carson about his faith -- specifically...Show More Summary
A couple of days ago, the Northeast Conference on Science & Skepticism (NECSS) decided to boot Richard Dawkins from the lineup after initially announcing he would be a keynote speaker. They explained that this came in response to Dawkins' "approving re-tweet of a highly offensive video." Today, Steven Novella offered a bit more detail into how that decision was made:
I would love for a Christian to explain to me how this video is anything but creepy and cultish:
The downside of wearing a colander in your driver's license picture to honor your Pastafarian faith?Your wife's gonna be furious. One wrote to John Hodgman, a comedian/author who dispenses advice in the New York Times: