Boise State Anti-Abortion Group Sues Over What It Claims Are Free Speech Restrictions

An anti-abortion group at Boise State University has filed a lawsuit against the school because they say their free speech rights were violated.

Abolitionists4Life had reserved space in one of the school’s “speech zones,” where groups can reserve tables to sign up new members and promote their values, and their display included graphic pictures. You can see some of them in the background below, courtesy of the group’s Facebook page:



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How a Bible College Graduate Gave Up His Faith

Brandon Fibbs grew up in a religious family and attended a Christian college, but he eventually stopped believing in nonsense. His story isn’t all that unfamiliar to readers of this site, but I was captivated by his video autobiography:



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Friendly Atheist Podcast Episode 3: Dave Silverman

Thank you all for tuning in to our new podcast!

Our latest guest is Dave Silverman, President of American Atheists.



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Fighting Religious Battles… That Take Place Entirely in Your Mind

Last month, former Entertainment Weekly staffer Grady Smith wrote on his blog about the secret he hid from his colleagues for so long:



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Conservative Christians Are Losing the Culture Wars and They Don’t Seem to Understand Why

Writing for The Atlantic, Jonathan Rauch tries to warn the Religious Right that they’re only hurting themselves by becoming even more intolerant:

The idea that serving as a vendor for, say, a gay commitment ceremony is tantamount to “endorsing” homosexuality, as the new religious-liberty advocates now assert, is a far-reaching proposition, one with few apparent outer boundaries in a densely interwoven mercantile society. It suggests a hair-trigger defensiveness about religious identity that would have seemed odd just a few years ago. As far as I know, during the divorce revolution it never occurred to, say, Catholic bakers to tell remarrying customers, “Your so-called second marriage is a lie, so take your business elsewhere.” That would have seemed not so much principled as bizarre.

Religious people? Hypocrites? Never…

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