FFRF Runs Full-Page ‘Quit the Catholic Church’ Ad in Today’s New York Times

If you open up today’s New York Times, you should be seeing this full-page ad from the Freedom From Religion Foundation: “As a member of the ‘flock’ of an avowedly antidemocratic Old Boys Club, isn’t it time you vote with your feet? Please, exit en Mass,” requests the ad, signed by FFRF Co-Presidents Annie Laurie [Read More...]

I Hope I Never Have to Attend a Catholic Funeral

There was a story the other day of a Catholic priest ruining a funeral because it was more important to him that Catholic tradition be preserved and a lesbian family member get denied communion than it was to have a service the family would have appreciated. I didn’t realize Catholics have a habit of making [Read More...]

Ontario City Council Members Wants to Reinstate the Lord’s Prayer

Last month, the Perth County Council (In Ontario, Canada) did something a lot of American city councils never have the courage to do. They passed a by-law (PDF) removing the Lord’s Prayer from the opening of their meetings, replacing it with a “Moment of Reflection.” It’s not the ideal change, but it’s better than the [Read More...]

How Do Christians Reconcile Gambling with their Faith?

If you saw the movie “21″ or read the book Bringing Down the House, you know what card-counting is. But you might be wondering — aren’t we all — what would’ve happened if all those players were Christian? That’s what the movie “Holy Rollers” is all about: Even Christianity Today was intrigued by that premise: [Read More...]

Was the Atheist Billboard Quoting a Pro-Slavery Bible Verse Racist?

There’s a lot of chatter about how that billboard — which was vandalized and then removed — was racist, offensive, and even a “hate crime.” AJ Johnson of American Atheists argues otherwise: As an African American and an atheist, the recent stir caused by the PA Nonbelievers/American Atheists billboard is both surprising and disheartening. While [Read More...]


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