Jessica Ahlquist Answers Your Questions (and Other Updates)

Jessica Ahlquist, who now has the best YouTube screenname ever, answered a number of questions in a video for Reddit: In case you’re wondering, there has been some follow-up about the threats being made against her: The school district’s operating officer, Ray Votto Jr., told The Providence Journal… that a student faced internal discipline, typically [Read More...]

Polish Pop Star Fined $1,450 for Blasphemy

In 2009, Dorota Rabczewska (better known as the singer Doda) said some *really* unpopular things about the Bible: [Doda] said in a 2009 interview that she doubted the Bible “because it’s hard to believe in something that was written by someone drunk on wine and smoking some herbs.” Sounds harmless, but it offended “Catholic sensitivities” [Read More...]

An Ex-Mormon Husband and Wife Explain Why They Left the LDS Church

Over at Mormon Stories, there’s a compelling story of a husband and wife who left the Mormon church after many years: In this episode we interview John and Brooke McLay. John served for 14 years as an employee of the LDS Church Education System (CES). In this capacity he served as: a seminary teacher and [Read More...]

Shit Christians Say To Atheists: The Videos

Wow, you all delivered. After reading the previous thread, several of you made your own version of the “Shit ____ Say to _____” videos. Ashley Paramore put together this video called Shit Christians Say To Atheists: … And so did Christina Stephens: … Polyauteur had this version up almost immediately after the thread was posted: [Read More...]

Greensboro City Council Goes from Public Prayer to Moment of Silence Thanks to Atheist Activists

In 2010, I wrote a couple of posts about Mayor Bill Knight of Greensboro, North Carolina and how he supported open prayer before city council meetings. Members of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro Atheists/Agnostics/Skeptics group spoke out against the public prayers at the city council meetings but Knight didn’t care. His public display [Read More...]


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