Is It Fair to Call the Family Research Council a ‘Hate Group’?

Brian Brown of the National Organization for Marriage appeared on CNN this morning in the wake of the Family Research Council shooting. Brown calls for “civil debate” on all sides of the gay rights debate… which is strange coming from a group that says so many awful things about LGBT people. (In fact, the Southern [Read More...]

Why Did the Alexander Aan Petition Fail?

A lot of atheist groups recently tried to get people to sign a petition on behalf of Alexander Aan, the Indonesian atheist sentenced to 2.5 years in prison for the crime of… saying he’s an atheist. If we could get 25,000 signatures in a month, the Obama administration would have to respond to it and [Read More...]

To Anyone Who Plans to Sell Their Soul on eBay…

Too bad. As of August 30th, eBay’s putting the kibosh on sales of anything that’s not quite tangible, including a lot of things that probably should’ve been prohibited a long time ago because they’re just scamming gullible people: The following items are also being added to the prohibited items list: advice; spells; curses; hexing; conjuring; [Read More...]

Cheerios Protester Dies of a Heart Attack

Remember Michael Leisner, the Cheerios protest dude who was mad because of General Mills’ pro-gay-marriage stance? He is no more: Leisner died Saturday while waiting in his car for his sons to finish playing tennis, said the Rev. Dwight Denyes, senior pastor at Emmanuel Christian Center in Spring Lake Park. The family said in a [Read More...]

Louisiana Officials Delaying Voucher Bids from Private Schools Until Creationism Stance is Known

Perhaps due to the renewed focus on Governor Bobby Jindal‘s plan to send $11,000,000 of taxpayer money to Creationism-endorsing schools, it looks like the state’s Board of Elementary and Secondary Education is now smartly taking it more slowly when approving new programs: The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education Tuesday held back state approval from [Read More...]