Columnist: We Must Save Our Schools from Creationism

Syndicated columnist Tina Dupuy was raised as a Creationist but eventually discovered science. In a recent column she talked about why it’s so important that we not let Christian myth make its way into our public schools and she does it with the sort of rhetoric you rarely see from people who don’t have a personal stake in the matter:

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Is Richard Dawkins Charming Enough?

I know we’ve seen more than enough interviews with Lawrence Krauss and Richard Dawkins about their movie The Unbelievers, but this segment on Ontario’s The Agenda with Steve Paikin is worth a listen if for no other reason than Paikin (a gracious host who isn’t trying to pick a fight) questions Dawkins’ “charm” in the film (around the 4:50 mark):

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Tulsa Mayor Credits Talking to God for City’s Transformation

Tulsa, Oklahoma has gone through a major transformation over the past few years. (Or so we’re told, anyway.) Should we credit the investment in infrastructure? The tax breaks that brought in new companies? All the non-profit groups that made a difference?

Nope. Mayor Dewey Bartlett and his wife Victoria say it’s none of the above:

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FOX News Channel Guest: The Age of Enlightenment and Reason Led to the Holocaust

Anthony Foxx, Mayor of Charlotte and President Obama’s nominee for Secretary of Transportation, issued a proclamation declaring yesterday a “Day of Reason“:

So, of course, FOX News Channel was going to talk about it. And who better to talk about it than Anthony Foxx someone from the American Humanist Association the CEO of Concerned Women for America Penny Nance… because that makes sense. She didn’t let FOX News down, either, explaining how the age of reason eventually led us to… well, just watch:

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Mikey Weinstein Appears on FOX News Channel to Discuss Religion in the Military

After right-wing websites wrongly claimed that Mikey Weinstein (founder of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation) had been hired by the Pentagon, Mikey appeared on The O’Reilly Factor last night to discuss the religion problem in the military (totally a coincidence, I’m sure):

All things considered, they had way more in common than I thought they would. Since Bill O’Reilly kept trying to elucidate exactly which Bible passages the “Jesus Rifles” cited — as if that actually matters — here’s what they said:

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