‘Hug An Atheist’: A Documentary Film That Needs Your Help

Sylvia Broeckx, a Belgian filmmaker living in England, wants to make a documentary about what it’s like to be an atheist in America: Unlike my US friends, I can openly talk about [atheism] without the fear of persecution or the fear of losing my job, my friends or my family. It’s a cause I find [Read More...]

Lisa Miller Is Wrong: Atheists Are Not Petty or Closed-Minded

Atheists are in a lose-lose situation when it comes to complaining about what seem to be minor violations — but violations, nonetheless — of church/state separation. If we complain about it, we’re deemed to be haters who want every mention of religion out of the public square. (e.g. A cross in a city’s logo.) If [Read More...]

Catholic Pastor: Maybe the Devil Made James Holmes Kill Those People

I don’t know why James Holmes killed all those people in Aurora, Colorado, but I can cross at least one thing off the list: He was possessed by demons. That’s what Father Dwight Longnecker suggests, in yet another example of why you shouldn’t automatically pay respect to someone just because he has a religious title [Read More...]

Forget the Muppets; Chick-fil-A May Be Partnering with the Berenstain Bears

***Update***: This was posted on their Facebook page: Our publisher, HarperCollins, is marketing several of their Berenstain Bears titles through a kids’ meal promotion at Chick-fil-A scheduled for August. This program was in development for over a year. We were unaware of any controversy involving Chick-fil-A until July 25. The Berenstain family does not at [Read More...]

Oakland Zoo Agrees to Remove Unnecessary Ten Commandments Monument

That’s a monument of the Ten Commandments. I would have no problem if that monument was up at a local church. But what was it doing at the Oakland Zoo? That’s what Joey Piscitelli wanted to know when he wrote a letter to zoo officials back in May: My name is Joey Piscitelli, and I [Read More...]


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