Pat Robertson Tells Woman She Should Preach to Gay Men… As Long As She Stays Away from Gay Bars

On The 700 Club, Pat Robertson, who’s still around for some reason, was asked by a young woman about wanting to remain friends with a guy who is gay — because she really wants to bring him to Christ (i.e. turn him straight) — but she’s worried about hanging around “sexually immoral people.” What should [Read More...]

Richard Dawkins Interviewed by Al Jazeera

Richard Dawkins did an interview on Al Jazeera (English) yesterday night: He does a really nice job of coolly handling a lot of basic, biased questions. If any parts stand out to you, please leave the timestamp/summary in the comments! ***Edit***: Here’s a discussion question for you: At the beginning of the interview, Dawkins calls [Read More...]

Forget Prayer; This Is How You Can Do Something Useful Regarding the Wildfire Crisis in Colorado

One of the benefits of Foundation Beyond Belief is that we can coordinate a response in the case of a crisis. The Colorado wildfires are no exception. While some people are just talking about sending their prayers, we atheists know that prayers won’t help anybody. But there is a way to actually help. Here’s what [Read More...]

Yesterday, 150 Mormons Began the Process to Become Ex-Mormons

150 Mormons did something amazing yesterday: They left the church en masse. It was a planned event called a “Declaration of Independence from Mormonism.” “We’re not doing it out of anger, and we’re not doing it to poke a finger at the church,” said organizer Zilpha Larsen, 36, a lifetime Mormon who has not attended [Read More...]

Adam Lee’s Daylight Atheism eBook is Now Available

My friend Adam Lee writes the Daylight Atheism blog at Big Think and his new ebook is now available! I had a chance to read the book when it was in draft form and it looked terrific. It’s a comprehensive argument as to why atheism makes sense and it’s perfect for people who are just [Read More...]