When the Religious Freedom Restoration Act was passed in 1993, there were good intentions all around. Legislation to protect (real) religious freedom in the face of government intervention? Who would oppose that? As Barry Lynn of Americans...Show More Summary
Trae Crowder, the Liberal Redneck, explains why the Christians like the screampreachers at Target need to stop acting on their beliefs, because they're "crazier than Michele Bachmann on bath salts."
There's an episode of Louie that contains a great observation about so-called sex addiction:“Tiger Woods claims to be addicted to sex. Bullshit! These are hot women he was having sex with. If he was having sex with a dead chicken, I’d...Show More Summary
The door to your office opens and Sarah walks in with tears in her eyes.This has been happening a lot lately, to the point where it's started to interrupt your daily cross polishing, but as a high school guidance counselor, you’re responsible for the well-being of these students. Show More Summary
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), who made news earlier this year for quitting her high-level position with the Democratic National Committee because she couldn't remain neutral and wanted to publicly endorse Sen. Bernie Sanders, will be speaking at the Reason Rally next month.
Someone with a connection to Trinity Academy -- a private Christian high school in Wichita, Kansas -- sent me a document yesterday with the school's Statement of Understanding. It's not available on the website, but it's the form students and their parents have to sign before they can be admitted.Most of it's standard stuff. Show More Summary
I wanted to call this a new low, but considering the Christians who beat kids, kill kids, and rape kids, merely taking food out of kids' mouths is no big deal, right?The operator of a Memphis faith-based agency that contracted with the...Show More Summary
Shammi Haque is one of several Bangladeshi atheist bloggers whose life is currently in danger. Some of her colleagues have already been murdered. She could very well have been next -- she received death threats and saw her name on a "hit list" going around online. Show More Summary
A new bill designed to amend the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 passed the U.S. House unanimously this week, and it will lead to some wonderful and horrendous changes. H.R. 1150 will offer extended protections to atheists,...Show More Summary
A child-rape investigation is underway in Kiryas Joel, an Orthodox-Jewish shtetl of about 23,000 people, located halfway between New York City and Poughkeepsie. The FBI-led probe centers on the alleged misconduct of Rabbi Moshe Hersh...Show More Summary
Science: Taking all the romance out of love songs since 1543.
Making predictions about the future is a tricky endeavor. Just ask the "ghost" of Harold Camping about his many predictions and how they turned out! With that in mind, I'd still like to try my hand at a quick prediction about the U.S. Show More Summary
On his show the other night, Seth Meyers gave a brief history of bathroom segregation and why current trans-inclusive bathrooms are nothing to worry about (no matter what Ted Cruz tries to tell you):
We have a bonus mid-week episode!David Smalley, host of the show Dogma Debate, was in my area a few days ago and took some time to chat with me about his new series of children’s books, the most effective ways to talk with people who disagree with us, and all things politics (Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, and atheist candidates for office). Show More Summary
If you live in Phoenix, this Tarot Card reader position at a mall may be just the job you're looking for.
It's been long enough. How come Jesus hasn't come back yet?DarkMatters2525 gives us ten reasons why Jesus may not want to return...
An Australian Channel 7 news reporter, Steve Pennells, recently came to the U.S. to cover a story on Ken Ham's tax subsidy-milking Biblical amusement park, Ark Encounter, fetching interviews with both Ham and Bill Nye. But if the segment's...Show More Summary
If there were a hell, I think Mother Teresa would be a perfectly fine candidate.But not because she simply chose the wrong religion.Fundamentalist Baptist pastor Steven Anderson thinks it makes perfect sense that only his kind of Christians...Show More Summary
Pastor Mark Driscoll is back to his old tricks, saying indefensible things that any decent person ought to reject.The former pastor of Mars Hill Church in Seattle, now starting up Trinity Church in Phoenix, was asked by a viewer whether anorexia was a sin. Driscoll never suggested seeking professional help. Instead, he said anorexia was the work of the Devil.
Last September, Luke Adrian Cooke was extradited from Albania after having eluded U.S. law enforcement since 2007. Cooke, a former youth pastor, was wanted for sexual assaults on an 8-year-old boy and a 16-year-old boy between 2003 and 2006. His stealth tour of the world took him to China, Spain, Morocco, and, finally, Albania, where his luck ran out.