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The Creation Museum’s New “I Wonder” Ad Campaign Doesn’t Make a Damn Bit of Sense

Ken Ham has announced a new advertising campaign for the Creation Museum, with commercials airing this week on a number of basic cable networks. Just one problem: The ads don't promote the Creation Museum.

Appeals Court Says Michigan County’s Christian-Only Prayers Are Unconstitutional

The judges said the policy was illegal because the county ensured "that only Christians will hear prayers that speak to their religious beliefs at Board of Commissioners meetings."

Pat Robertson: Democrats Fighting Donald Trump’s Agenda Are Revolting Against God’s Plan

Also thwarting God's Plan? Donald Trump and the incompetent people he appoints to important positions.

Australian Group Wants to End Unregulated, Unnecessary Religious Education Classes in NSW Schools

In 2015, the group Fairness In Religions In School (FIRIS) got the government of Victoria (Australia) to stop "special religious instruction" during class time that was really nothing more than Christian indoctrination.Now they're trying to end religious education altogether in New South Wales.

In Warren (OH), Government Officials Are Promoting Christian Prayer Gathering with Mayor’s Support

The advertisements, which also include a flyer urging citizens to "follow the Biblical admonition" in prayer, are a violation of church/state separation.

A Democratic Senator Has Filed a Resolution Honoring “Darwin Day”

Senate Resolution 59 expresses "support for the designation of February 12, 2017, as 'Darwin Day' and recogniz[es] the importance of science in the betterment of humanity."

Transgender Politician Responds Perfectly to Philippines Sen. Manny Pacquiao’s Bible-Based Bigotry

After Philippines Sen. Manny Pacquiao, the Christian bigot who is also a world-famous boxer, made comments in favor of discrimination on the basis of gender identity, a transgender politician had this perfect response.

Survey Shows That Americans, Especially Younger Ones, Are Warming Up to Atheists

When it comes to how Americans feel about atheists, we generate more "warm feelings" today compared to three years ago. In fact, the positive change is higher than any other religious affiliation. The bad news is we're still pretty damn low on the overall list.

Some Right-Wing Christians Enthusiastically Promoting a Form of Genocide

This column was originally published on AlterNet. In 2014, Charisma magazine, a major media outlet for evangelical and Pentecostal Christians, published an open call to genocide. The article in question, titled “Why I Am Absolutely Islamaphobic”...Show More Summary

Bryan Fischer to Gay GOPers: True Conservatives Oppose “Sexual Behavior That Leads to Anal Cancer”

There are a growing number of openly gay conservatives who promote a Republican Party that routinely pushes anti-gay legislation. Why? Not for any logical reasons, that's for damn sure. But maybe they'll listen when Bryan Fischer tells them their homosexuality and conservatism are incompatible.

Facing the World as It Is

No sexism racism homophobia (Photo credit: Wikipedia) The world we have is different from the world I would like to have in more ways than I can count. If I could design my perfect world, it would bear little resemblance to this one....Show More Summary

Philip Pullman Will Soon Publish “Companion” Books to the “His Dark Materials” Trilogy

More than twenty years after Philip Pullman published his trilogy His Dark Materials, the author has announced a new "companion" set of books.

This Is the Perfect Protest Sign to Troll the Religious Right

I've seen a lot of clever protest signs over the past few weeks, but this one has to sting the Right.

Gordon Klingenschmitt Loses Race for Local GOP Leadership After Calling a Critic His “Rapist”

Gordon Klingenschmitt, the right-wing host of his own conservative Christian talk show and a former Colorado State House member, lost an election over the weekend to become the vice chair of the El Paso County GOP. But not before disgracing himself even more than usual.

Oklahoma Republican Proposes Legislation to Ban Abortions Unless the Father Approves It

This is what happens when you elect conservative Christians to political office. They propose legislation to advance their religious agenda without giving a second thought -- or even a first thought -- to the implications of their actions.

Donald Trump’s Administration Marks Need for New Wave of Skepticism

Skepticism has always been important: it helped our ancestors outsmart predators, and it continues to help us avoid other dangerous pitfalls even today. But there is perhaps no time in recent history in which this skeptical mindset is more urgent than now.

Stephen Miller, Donald Trump’s Policy Advisor, Once Wrote That Atheists Were Inherently Selfish

Before he became Donald Trump's Chief Policy Advisor, Stephen Miller wrote in a column for Duke University's newspaper that atheists lacked a moral compass.

Wilmington City Council (DE) May Bring Prayer Back to Meetings Since It “Helps Keep the Devil Out.”

The Wilmington City Council in Delaware wants to bring Christian prayers back to their meetings, an idiotic decision that is bound to invite a lawsuit.

Shelton (CT) Mayor Will Have to Pay Atheists’ Legal Bills After Rejecting “Let Reason Prevail” Sign

The mayor of Shelton, Connecticut will have to pay nearly $1,000 to an atheist group after saying no to a sign a local member wanted to put up in Constitution Park, where there was already a Christian display.

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