Prominent Skeptics Are Trying to Convince Journalists to Stop Misusing the Word

Sen. James Inhofe is frequently referred to as a “skeptic” of climate change. But he’d more accurately be described as a “denier” of it.

Now, a large group of prominent skeptics are trying to convince journalists to understand the distinction so they stop misusing the “S” word:



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Alabama Mayor, Forced to Rename “Keep Christ in Christmas” Parade, Wrongly Thinks FFRF’s Plan Backfired

A couple of weeks ago, we learned the city of Piedmont, Alabama was having a Christmas parade with the theme “Let’s Keep Christ in Christmas”:

Once the Freedom From Religion Foundation wrote a letter warning the city of the constitutional problems with that, the city changed the theme to the more innocuous “City of Piedmont Christmas Parade.”

The parade took place Thursday night and it seemed to go over well. But the narratives surrounding it are so far off…

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Pastor Steven Anderson, Who Said Killing Gay People Would Solve the AIDS Crisis, Will Be Getting Coal for Christmas

A few days ago, Pastor Steven Anderson made some of his nastiest remarks to date, saying that

If you executed the homos like God recommends, you wouldn’t have all this AIDS running rampant.

The folks at Planting Peace — you know them because of their rainbow-painted house across the street from Westboro Baptist Church — are now using Anderson’s remarks as a fundraiser:

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The Woman Who “Audited” an Evolution Exhibit Just Did the Same Thing with the Brookfield Zoo

Megan Fox — the one who gives the other Megan Fox a bad name — has done another “audit” of something she knows very little about. What really makes this whole series *pop* is how she’s so fully convinced she’s uncovering a conspiracy when she actually just showcasing her own ignorance. There’s a Sarah Palin-esque attitude she has that screams: If I don’t get it, it must be wrong.

So enjoy Megan Fox’s visit to the Brookfield Zoo:



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Atheist Billboards in Tennessee Say: “Dear Christians, I Share My Toys. Why Won’t You Share the Season?”

The billboard wars are on in Tennessee.

First, American Atheists put up this controversial holiday billboard in several religious cities around the country, including Memphis:

Eric Hart, a Christian in the area, decided to respond with a sign of his own. So he did some online fundraising and ended up with the following digital ad, which has all the design finesse of a Christmas sweater:

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