Anti-Gay Marriage Flier in Ireland Warns Against Children Being “Exposed to Sounds of Sodomy”

Ireland will hold a nationwide referendum on same-sex marriage this May, and since that date was announced a couple of weeks ago, certain groups have been trying to change public opinion on the matter (more than 70% of the electorate currently supports marriage equality).

This is the image being passed around by one Christian group:

Irish comedian Dara Ó Briain responded perfectly:

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Foundation Beyond Belief Announces Q1 2015 Slate of Charities

The Foundation Beyond Belief has just announced its five beneficiaries for the new quarter — each charity will likely receive several thousands of dollars, courtesy of atheist donors:

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Friendly Atheist Podcast Episode 36: Marshall Brain, Author of How “God” Works

Our latest podcast guest is Marshall Brain, best known as the founder of the website In 2007, Discovery Communications bought the site for a whopping $250 million.

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If You Think the “I Met God, She’s Black” Shirt is Controversial, You Have to Explain Why

A shirt reading “I Met God, She’s Black,” created by 21-year-old “self-described Jewish atheist” Dylan Chenfeld, is generating all sorts of publicity and interest, especially in the wake of what’s happened with Michael Brown and Eric Garner:

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The Religious Makeup of the 114th Congress: Only One Member is a “None” and Even She Won’t Call Herself an Atheist

I wrote this post almost word for word for 2013 and 2011 and 2009. In fact, I just copied/pasted it, updating a few things along the way.

It’s sad how little has changed since then regarding atheists in Congress.

What are the religious affiliations of members of the 114th Congress?

Pretty similar to the American public — Overwhelmingly Christian (491 members, 92%) with a spattering of Jews (28, 5%), Muslims (2, 0.4%), Buddhists (2, 0.4%), and other faiths.

But there’s a striking disparity in one category…

The “Unaffiliated.” We’re 20% of the country and 0.2% of Congress with a single representative.

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