Bias Against Atheists is Naughty, Not Nice

The American Humanist Association has launched a Christmas advertising campaign “aimed to raise awareness of discrimination against nonbelievers in America.” Billboards with the following image have gone up in New Jersey and Michigan: This week, a similar ad is also appearing in newspapers in several states where atheists have been the targets of discrimination. “Nonbelievers [Read More...]

A(n Honestly) Classy Apology from the Gelato Mio Owner

Andy, the owner of Gelato Mio, just posted a more extensive apology to atheists on Reddit. This isn’t just PR-speak. I think he genuinely feels bad about what he did and wants to make things right. You can decide if he accomplishes that: To the World: Hello, my name is Andy and I’m the owner [Read More...]

Lessons Learned from the Gelato Mio Sign

***Update***: Please read the update here. … Despite most of the food and drink establishments in Springfield, Missouri being grateful for our business during Skepticon IV, the owners at Gelato Mio made it very clear — at least temporarily — that they wanted nothing to do with us: Skepticon is NOT welcomed to my Christian [Read More...]

Here’s to an Awkward Thanksgiving

The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) has a wonderful suggestion for what you can do during Thanksgiving dinner: The fact is, while you’re scarfing down mashed potatoes and staying silent while everyone else at the table is freely speaking their minds, you’re missing a golden opportunity to make real, honest progress by talking [Read More...]

QEDcon Takes Place in Manchester This March

For those of you living in (or wanting to visit) Manchester, UK, here’s a conference you’ll want to attend: QED is a two-day science and skepticism conference taking place in the Piccadilly Hotel, Manchester on the 10th-11th March 2012. Fantastic speakers from the worlds of science and entertainment will be joining us for a weekend [Read More...]