Alcoholics Anonymous in Des Moines Won’t List Non-Religious Group’s Meeting Times in Its Master Schedule

Alcoholics Anonymous is a religious organization — several of its famous Twelve Steps reference God (though a Higher Power is an acceptable alternative).

One of the rules about forming AA groups is that you just need two people who have a desire to stop drinking and *boom*… you have a group!

In Des Moines, Iowa, the AA central office has a list of all the groups’ meetings in the area, but they left off the meetings of one group: The Broad Highway.

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Get Your Free “Vaccinate” Stickers

You know you want this sticker:

The Center For Inquiry will send you two of them for free (so you can give one to a friend) — all you have to do is fill out this form!

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Once Again, President Obama Defends Right to “Practice No Faith at All” at National Prayer Breakfast

I wish it wasn’t such a given to see the President of the United States speak at an event called the National Prayer Breakfast, but he did it again today. President Obama honored religious leaders and spoke about the importance and goodness of faith… before adding all the obvious ways faith is used to do horrific things:



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For the First Time Ever, a Darwin Day Resolution Has Been Introduced in the Senate

A few days ago, Rep. Jim Himes (D-CT, below) introduced House Resolution 67 (a.k.a. the Darwin Day Resolution) to designate Charles Darwin’s birthday, February 12, as a national day to recognize “the importance of science in the betterment of humanity.”

Now, Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT, below) has introduced a companion bill in the Senate, making it the first time the Darwin Day Resolution has been introduced in that body. The text of S.Res. 66 hasn’t been released yet, but it should be pretty similar to the House version:

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Granddaughter of Trinity Broadcasting Network Founder Alleges Corruption Involving More Than $100,000,000

Just over a year ago, Paul Crouch, the man who founded Trinity Broadcasting Network and made millions of dollars on the backs of gullible viewers, died.

Now, his family is in the middle of a lawsuit that alleges all sorts of corruption within the organization:

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