At a Press Conference to Oppose Gay Marriage, Brave Reporter Asks About Polygamy in the Bible

The Coalition of African American Pastors (CAAP) is one of those groups that thinks gay marriage is a terrible, horrible thing. Yesterday, they held a press conference to oppose President Obama‘s stance on same-sex marriage. (Their timing is worthy of NBC coverage.) But the timing worked out for them, since news broke yesterday that the [Read More...]

I Would Read Books By This Guy

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Sam Harris’ Lying Is Free the Rest of This Week

In response to Jonah Lehrer‘s fall from grace in which he was caught self-plagiarizing and weeks later caught making up a Bob Dylan quotation for his book, Sam Harris writes: I consistently meet smart, well-intentioned, and otherwise ethical people who do not seem to realize how quickly and needlessly lying can destroy their relationships and [Read More...]

My Episode of the Ask An Atheist Podcast Is Now Online

I taped an episode of the excellent Ask An Atheist podcast last week and it’s finally up — lots of fun conversations about math education, high school atheist groups, and Republicans in Texas. Have a listen! [Read more...]

High School Teacher Bragged About Stopping Atheist Club From Forming, but He Won’t Be an Obstacle Anymore

A few weeks ago, I shared a story about a high school teacher who sent the Secular Student Alliance a strange letter referencing the SSA’s Educators’ Brochure (PDF). Here’s an excerpt from his letter: It was from one of those students that I received this brochure. Not surprisingly, they could not get a teacher to [Read More...]


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