I’ll Be Speaking in Vancouver This Weekend

If you’re in the area, I’ll be giving a talk at Vancouver’s Langara College on Saturday afternoon. All the details are on the British Columbia Humanist Association’s website and you can purchase tickets here.

I’ll be joined by Armin Navabi, an ex-Muslim blogger who runs the Atheist Republic website.

C’mon, people in Seattle! It’s not *that* far away!

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“Bible Man” Kicked Out of Tennessee Elementary School After FFRF Inquiry

For decades now, Horace Turner (a.k.a. “Bible Man”) has been making appearances at public schools. In 2012, a school district in Alabama was threatened with a lawsuit to stop the proselytizing… and the board voted to do nothing; in essence, they dared the Freedom From Religion Foundation to sue them.

Bible Man couldn’t deflect the unwanted attention this time around. The Grundy County Department of Education in Tennessee has promised that Bible Man will no longer be allowed to “lead religious classes” at a local elementary school.

According to FFRF’s Rebecca Markert, the problems were numerous and appalling:

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Gay Mormon Was Attacked by his BYU Roommates and Evicted by His Landlord After Coming Out, Says Lawsuit

Earlier this year, Andrew White (below), a student at Brigham Young University, told his roommate he was gay. Even at BYU, that should be fine. You can’t *act* on your sexual orientation, but homosexuality in and of itself shouldn’t be a problem.

I guess his roommates and landlord couldn’t handle the information:

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Colorado Republican Legislator: God Let a Pregnant Woman Get Brutally Stabbed Because Abortion is Legal

It looks like Gordon Klingenschmitt‘s colleagues in the Colorado House are finally realizing who the hell this guy is.

The right-wing extremist who constantly says awful things about anyone who’s not his brand of Christian may have jumped his own JesuShark when commenting on the brutal attack of a pregnant woman:

A pregnant Colorado woman had her baby cut from her womb on Wednesday during an alleged attack by a stranger who later took the dead infant to a hospital claiming that she had suffered a miscarriage, police said.

That’s fucking horrifying…

And then Klingenschmitt jumped in to offer his unwanted explanation of why it happened:

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Canadian Postal Worker Complains About Delivering Mail That Goes Against His Deeply-Held Religious Beliefs

I’ve heard stories about Christian pharmacists who refuse to dispense birth control because they have personal religious hang-ups about it, but this is the first time I’ve heard of postal workers refusing to deliver the mail because they didn’t like the contents:



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