When People Care More About a Chicken Sandwich Than Your Rights

I shouldn’t have read this right before taking part in a panel discussion. It’s a depressing and powerful take on what it was like to see a mass of Christians stuffing their faces with Chick-fil-A to oppose gay rights… written by a gay man who has had to deal with enough shit in his life: [Read More...]

What’s Easier: Being a Mormon or Being Gay?

Seen at PostSecret: I believe everything the card says, and yet, being Mormon seems much more acceptable in society — hell, we have someone who could be president despite it. Plus, while religious groups are slowly becoming more accepting of gay people (not necessarily by choice), the LGBT community has good reason to shun religious [Read More...]

Are They Really ‘Bad Atheists’?

Ian Murphy wrote an article for Alternet about “The 5 Most Awful Atheists.” Here’s a summary of his list: Sam Harris: He thinks religious profiling might have merit and defends torture in some instances. Bill Maher: He’s misogynistic, condescending, and anti-flu-shots. Penn Jillette: He’s a libertarian. Ayaan Hirsi Ali: She’s practices “neoconservative lunacy” and is [Read More...]

Bringing a Speaker to Your Event? Check This List

Ted Cox put together a checklist for Secular Student Alliance groups that invite speakers to their school (but the list applies to any group, really). As someone who’s been to places where some of these items were, um, not followed, I agree wholeheartedly: 6) Pick the right room. Sure, we speakers would love to address [Read More...]

Confessions of an Ex-Mormon Ex-Polygamist Ex-Wife

Joanne Hanks used to be a Mormon as well as one of many wives serving her husband. But she got the hell out of that lifestyle. (Hallelujah!) She tells her story in a new book called “It’s Not About the Sex” My Ass. The first chapter (with possibly NSFW depictions) is below, as is your [Read More...]