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Marriage vs. Religious Freedom

A recent document from conservative Christians declared that the legalization of same-sex marriage would impose unfair burdens on them by barring discrimination against same-sex couples. After U.S. laws against mixed-race marriage were overturned in 1967, do you supposed the church complained in the same way, that they would no longer be able to discriminate against marriages that they didn’t like? [Read more...]

War on Christmas?

Is there a War on Christmas? Is the rightful place of Christian displays in public places being unlawfully curtailed? Or are we seeing the opposite—Christian displays imposed on the state-supported public square in violation of the Constitution? [Read more...]

An Atheist Ad Campaign—a Holiday Tradition!

Seattle Atheists launched a bus ad campaign for the holiday season. Several different banner ads will show ordinary people in ordinary scenes with the tag line, “1 in 4 is an atheist.” [Read more...]

James Dobson Needs My Money (and an Education)

Big wad of cash

In a fundraising letter, James Dobson makes clear the social problems he sees with the country and how making ourselves right with God would set everything right. It’s irresistible to pass up the opportunity to point out a few errors. [Read more...]

Bungling the Facts Behind Evolution

Is it reasonable for politicians to question science? A defense falls short. [Read more...]

Jesus and Aliens

Consider belief in Jesus and belief in space aliens. Which one is nuttier? [Read more...]

Why Worry About a God That Isn’t There?

You don’t call yourself an a-unicornist. Or an a-Santaist. Why call yourself an a-theist? [Read more...]

Do We Really Trust in God?

Is it really true that “In God we trust”? With what do we trust him? It might indeed make Christians feel warm and fuzzy to see that motto on U.S. money, but do they actually believe it? [Read more...]

Christian Shenanigans Mar 9/11 Remembrance

The tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks brings predictable attempts to pull Christianity into state-supported memorials. Don’t we have secular reasons enough to have a public remembrance event? Can’t Christians inject religious ideas into this on their own time? [Read more...]


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