Roger Ebert on Death

Roger Ebert writes about death so poetically. (With no mention of an afterlife because you don’t get one.) And now my friend’s wife and the newspaperman have both passed away. Early one morning, unable to sleep, I roamed my memories of them. Of an endless series of dinners, and brunches, and poker games, and jokes, [Read More...]

High School Student Boycotts Graduation Ceremony at Christian Megachurch

May 25th is when students from Georgia’s Southwest DeKalb High School will have their graduation ceremony. In order to accommodate al the students and their families, the event will take place at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, the home of sex-scandal-ed pastor Eddie Long. 16-year-old Nahkoura Mahnassi and her mother want no part of that [Read More...]

Christian School Fires Teacher for Not Getting Married Quickly Enough

Cathy Samford is a middle school science teacher and volleyball coach. She’s also in a longterm relationship — engaged — and planned to get married last summer, but there were some delays and the wedding didn’t happen as scheduled… Anyway, she’s about to give birth to a child. So her school fired her. “We had [Read More...]

Jessica Ahlquist Gets Nasty Hatemail

I’m only sharing this to show the kind of bullshit that Jessica Ahlquist still has to deal with: The cops will not watch you forever. We will get you good. Tell your little asshole sister to watch her back. There are many of us, “Crusaders,” we have a better pool going to see who gets [Read More...]

New Atheist Banner in Streator, Illinois Goes Up… with a Message to Potential Vandals

Over the weekend, an atheist sign was stolen in Streator, IL: The Freedom From Religion Foundation offered a $1,500 reward for the capture of the perpetrators, but no one has been caught just yet… In the meantime, FFRF has put up another sign in the same location. This time, though, there’s a message for anyone [Read More...]