Please Support the Work I Do Through This Site

I’ve posted this in the past. If you’ve already responded, there’s no need to do it again. Thanks!

Over the past couple of years, what began as a personal blog has turned into a hub with several contributors and multiple posts per day. As always, I’d like to continue expanding the reach of this site. That entails bringing on additional contributors with different voices, including more guest posts from people who can offer interesting and different perspectives, creating more YouTube videos, and making the podcasts sound more professional.

In order to facilitate all of this, I’ve created a page at Patreon.

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A Glowing Profile of a High School Football Coach Leads to Potential Lawsuit Over Church/State Violation

Last week, The Anniston Star newspaper ran a profile of Anniston High School football coach Eddie Bullock. It included this passage showing how he brought the team together after a tough loss:

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What the Bible Says About Homosexuality

Steve Wells is the author of the brilliant Skeptics Annotated Bible website. Last year, he published a print version of the site, which I said was the best book of the year.

He wrote another book last year, too, documenting all the people God kills in the Bible. It was called Drunk with Blood.

Now, he’s back with a new book (I don’t know how he does it) all about what the Bible says about homosexuality. It’s called Strange Flesh:

In the excerpt below, Wells explains the so-called “Clobber Verses” and how conservative and liberal Christians interpret them:

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A Troubling Look at How Sexual Abuse is Handled Inside New York’s Hasidic Community

Rachel Aviv, in the latest issue of the New Yorker, has a fascinating account of child abuse in New York’s Hasidic community.

When Sam Kellner pursued legal action against another Hasidim, his own world started to collapse around him. Part of the problem stemmed from the fact that the ultra-Orthodox community prefers to handle legal problems internally and looks down upon those who take their cases to secular authorities:

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Your Chance to Win a Collection of Four Books by Victor Stenger

Before his death this past August, Dr. Victor J. Stenger was a prolific writer, cranking out books on everything from atoms to the universe itself. The folks at Prometheus Books would like to give away a collection of four of his most popular books: God: The Failed Hypothesis, God and the Folly of Faith, God [Read More…]