Before You Head to Chick-Fil-A…

… you should know they gave $1,900,000 to anti-gay groups in 2010. A portion of all the food you’re buying there is being used to impede civil rights for gay people. That brings them to nearly $5,000,000 in bigot funding over the past decade. Good thing I’ve never eaten there before, anyway. (See? Being vegetarian [Read More...]

Is Belief in God Prohibitive or Liberating?

I’ve received a number of emails recently asking why atheists focus so much on Christianity and not Islam. (Short answer: In America, at least, Christians are the ones constantly fighting to turn their private beliefs into public laws, not Muslims.) Anyway, reader Richard passed along this video of a debate between physicist Lawrence Krauss and [Read More...]

Foundation Beyond Belief Announces Q3 2012 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: POVERTY: Nourishing USA HUMAN RIGHTS: Equal Justice Initiative CHALLENGE THE GAP: Hindu American Seva Charities EDUCATION: Kasese Humanist Primary School THE NATURAL WORLD: Animal Legal Defense Fund [Read More...]

Pat Robertson Tells Woman She Should Preach to Gay Men… As Long As She Stays Away from Gay Bars

On The 700 Club, Pat Robertson, who’s still around for some reason, was asked by a young woman about wanting to remain friends with a guy who is gay — because she really wants to bring him to Christ (i.e. turn him straight) — but she’s worried about hanging around “sexually immoral people.” What should [Read More...]

Richard Dawkins Interviewed by Al Jazeera

Richard Dawkins did an interview on Al Jazeera (English) yesterday night: He does a really nice job of coolly handling a lot of basic, biased questions. If any parts stand out to you, please leave the timestamp/summary in the comments! ***Edit***: Here’s a discussion question for you: At the beginning of the interview, Dawkins calls [Read More...]