California Bans Gay Conversion for Minors

This is shocking to me only because it’s the first state to do it, but California has correctly banned the kind of religion-based therapy intended to turn gay kids straight: Gov. Jerry Brown announced Sunday that he has signed Senate Bill 1172, which prohibits children under age 18 from undergoing “sexual orientation change efforts.” The [Read More...]

Drawing Muhammad on Campus Leads to Complaints

Last Thursday night, the Campus, Atheists, Skeptics and Humanists at the University of Minnesota drew chalk images of Muhammad on campus to “celebrate” Everybody Draw Muhammad Day. These weren’t mean images. Many were stick figures. Some simply alluded to Muhammad indirectly: Still, it didn’t stop the Muslim Student Association on campus from getting upset about [Read More...]

Muslim Radicals Torch Buddhist Temples Because of a Facebook Photo

It’s a day after International Blasphemy Rights Day, and over the weekend, we learned just how dangerous it can be in certain parts of the world when you criticize the Muslim faith — even accidentally. Here was the scene in Bangladesh: Thousands of Bangladeshi Muslims… set fires in at least 10 Buddhist temples and 40 [Read More...]

Secular Woman Offers Free Membership to Secular Students

Up until now, Secular Woman membership for students has cost $10. As of today, that price has been reduced… to nothing! For the next two weeks, student members of the Secular Student Alliance and its affiliates can obtain free membership (regardless of gender): “Secular Woman is very excited about this new strategic partnership with the [Read More...]

My Day at the ‘America for Jesus’ Rally

This is a guest post by Shaun Patrick McGonigal. He blogs about atheism, polyamory, and skepticism at *** The only way we are going to transform this nation is by transforming individuals, by bringing them to Christ. This may not be an exact quote from the America For Jesus event in Philadelphia this past [Read More...]