Marriage, many Christians want us to believe, is for procreation. Nope—not companionship, not love, not even financial support. (I wonder if they know that babies don’t come from marriage but sex.) Read more

Sometimes a Venn diagram just cuts away the chaff and makes things much clearer. Read more

What do the Ten Commandments say? Maybe not what you expect. Read more

Religion in other species? What would that look like? Read more

Several passages from the New Testament are often cited to condemn homosexuality, but these sources undercut their own credibility. Read more

The Reason Rally is expected to be the world’s largest secular gathering … and I’ll be there! Read more

This post concludes our look at homosexuality in the Old Testament with some passages from Leviticus. At first glance, they’re pretty harsh. When properly understood, however, they don’t provide much ammunition to the Christian eager to condemn homosexuality. Read more

The medieval Dark Ages in Europe aren’t history’s only dark ages. The great civilizations of the Ancient Near East mysteriously collapsed about 3200 years ago. Read more

This is the first of two posts about homosexuality in the Old Testament and focuses on the Sodom and Gomorrah story. It doesn’t say as much about homosexuality in modern society as many Christians imagine. Read more

In an homage to a mock-German sign that I remember from the early personal computer days, this is a stern demand (in a very stern font) that people keep their meddling hands off the First Amendment. Read more

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