Bill Maher Explains Why He’s Openly Secular

The Openly Secular campaign, which encourages non-religious people to say as much publicly, no matter what label they use, just got a nice boost from comedian Bill Maher:



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Iowa House Republicans Begin New Legislative Session Using Gavel with Bible Verse On It

The Iowa State House just began its new legislative session today by swearing in new members and the House Republicans (in the majority) tweeted out this picture of the gavel they’re using:



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Saudi Cleric: Snowmen Are Anti-Islamic; Supporter Says They Promote Lustiness and Eroticism

You thought cartoons depicting Muhammad were the low point for fundamentalist Muslim rage?

Turns out snowmen piss off one “prominent Saudi Arabian cleric,” too:



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Duck Dynasty‘s Lisa Robertson Says She’s Pro-Choice as Long as Other Women Choose to Never Have Abortions

I always notice when anti-abortion advocates talk about how, when they were pregnant, they chose to keep the child, and look how much better things are!

They fail to see the irony in their statement. They had a choice, and they’re happy with their choice, and they want to persuade others to choose the same thing… but if their choice is to have an abortion? Then the government needs to step in and stop them.

That’s the gist of the recent conversation between HuffPost Live‘s Nancy Redd and Duck Dynasty‘s Lisa Robertson:



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Should We Mock Religion?

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses whether we should mock religion.



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