Religious Right Leader: Only Christian Men Are Qualified for Elected Office

Gary Cass of the Christian Anti-Defamation Commission (we’ll get back to that in a second) wants to remind his followers of what they ought to look for in a President. A strong resume? The ability to reach across the aisle?

None of that matters.

Cass only wants to know two things about you before he votes: Are you Christian? And do you have a penis?


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A Compilation of Atheists Talking About Islam

Here’s an compilation of several atheists discussing Islam:


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Podcast Ep. 91: Linda K. Wertheimer, Author of Faith Ed

Our latest podcast guest is Linda Wertheimer, author of Faith Ed: Teaching About Religion in an Age of Intolerance.


Wertheimer is a former education editor of the Boston Globe and a reporter at the Dallas Morning News and Orlando Sentinel.

We spoke with her about groups that oppose the teaching of basic Islamic beliefs in public schools; whether teachers are properly equipped to objectively discuss religion in the classroom; and why atheists, Mormons, and Jews tend to know more about religion than larger faith groups.

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How is a Humanist Service Group Different from the Peace Corps?

Last month, I posted an interview with Conor Robinson, who began the Humanist Service Corps (a project of Foundation Beyond Belief). It’s sort of like a non-proselytizing, secular mission trip. Conor is currently leading a team in Ghana for his second stint overseas, doing a lot of incredible work over there.

One of the questions that popped up after that interview was one we really should have addressed up front: How is the Humanist Service Corps different from something like the Peace Corps?

Writing at Applied Sentience, he answers that question in detail:

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