A year after marriage equality was legalized nationwide, we ought to celebrate the victory that so many people worked to achieve, but we can't forget how much more work we have to do.
Well, who saw that coming? In a shock 52-48 vote, the United Kingdom has declared its intent to quit the European Union. The value of the pound is plummeting, world stock markets are cratering, and Prime Minister David Cameron, who allowed the referendum as a concession to right-wingers in his party, is quitting in humiliation. [Read More...]
At the recent American Humanist Association conference in Chicago, we spoke with Dr. Jerry Coyne, author, most recently, of Faith Versus Fact: Why Science and Religion Are Incompatible. Dr. Coyne is a now-retired Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolution at the University of Chicago. Show More Summary
A band called The Iron Boot Scrapers sang a tribute to the late Christopher Hitchens at the recent Brighton (UK) Fringe festival. Because it's never too late to honor those you respect.
On a day when pride parades are taking place across the country, Pope Francis, who famously said of anti-LGBT prejudice, "Who am I to judge?," now states that the Catholic Church owes an apology to gay people.But while the media may be making a big deal about it, this is hardly a generous move.
An ultra-Orthodox Jew who stabbed six people at last summer's gay pride parade in Jerusalem finally got the punishment he deserved.
For three-year-olds with developmental delays, the Beaver Dam Unified School District in Wisconsin has a program in which those kids are sent to a private preschool. It's a way to give those kids the attention and help they need.But when one mother was told about the program, she was directed to St. Show More Summary
Ken Ham, in his quest to turn everyone into Creationists, reminds us that evolution is all about death, death, death.
When Renee Winget went to a local bookstore to pick up a copy of Neil Shubin's (excellent) book about evolution Your Inner Fish, she found a Christian tract inside...
In a fascinating video that walks through human history before Creationists believe the universe even came into existence, we learn how much progress we've really made and how lucky we are to be living today:
If your religious beliefs cause damage to public roads, should you be punished for it? Iowa Mennonites say no, and the courts have consistently agreed with them.
Kim Davis' attorney made the anti-gay comments days before the first anniversary of the Supreme Court ruling that legalized marriage equality nationwide.And, as usual, he's completely wrong.
Earlier this week, Donald Trump met with a large group of Christian leaders for what was widely seen as a way to pander to an evangelical base that isn't yet enamored with him.James Dobson, the founder of Focus on the Family, was one of the attendees. Show More Summary
Should homeschooling Christian parents be allowed to withhold education from their children because they believe the Rapture is imminent? The Texas Supreme Court -- in true Texas fashion -- just ruled in favor of the parents. But they didn't exactly settle the issue.
Earlier this year, a Kentucky judge ruled that the Ark Encounter theme park was indeed eligible for an $18 million tax incentive from the state, despite being a religious ministry. And now the state has paid the bill for challenging that idea in court.
Yesterday, the Facebook page for ultra-orthodox Jewish website Aish.com posted this really disturbing image... see if you can figure out why so many readers were upset with it.
I am not going to do you the disservice of pretending that I understand all - or even most - of the relevant factors leading up to Britain's recent decision to leave the European Union (EU). My understanding of British politics and how the EU operates is quite limited. Show More Summary
I don't know much about Australian politics, but I feel very confident in saying you should totally vote for the Australian Sex Party in next week's elections. Because if this (perfectly SFW) campaign video gives you any indication as to how they would govern, we'd all be better off with them in charge.
In one of the more interesting conversations to come out of the Reason Rally, physicist Lawrence Krauss and evangelist Ray Comfort agreed to meet in a hotel room for a discussion in front of filmmaker Scott Burdick. Their chat is now online.And yes, they talk about bananas.
Randall Stephens mocked up a book cover for Donald Trump's inevitable "Very Classy Book of Christianly Devotions":