The Simple Debunking of the #CharlieCharlieChallenge

Captain Disillusion explains how the Charlie Charlie Challenge works (and whether or not it’s a hoax):



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Friendly Atheist Podcast Episode 61: Matt Dillahunty, Master Debater and Co-Host of The Atheist Experience

Our latest podcast guest is Matt Dillahunty, a former fundamentalist Christian who now debates religious apologists.

He was the President of the Atheist Community of Austin for several years and co-hosts The Atheist Experience call-in show. He recently began a video series teaching viewers how to respond to frequently-used apologist arguments.

At the American Atheists 2015 convention in Memphis, Tennessee, Jessica spoke with Matt about his religious upbringing, why he loves debates, and what he sees as the future of faith.

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Tweet Featuring Rainbow Kaaba in Mecca Draws Threats

You thought the rainbow-colored lights outside the White House were angering conservatives?

That’s nothing compared to the responses seen after the folks at Atheist Republic posted this image on Twitter, hoping that Islam, in addition to Christianity, would eventually come to accept LGBT individuals:

The threats and complaints came quickly:

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Texas Governor Appoints Homeschooling Christian Mother to Chair of the State Board of Education

For years, the Texas Board of Education was led by Don McLeroy, a Creationist who did all he could to dismantle the teaching of proper science in the classroom. It hasn’t gotten any better since he left, with the Board approving textbooks suggesting Moses influenced the writing of the Constitution and other Christian revisionist history.

So when Governor Greg Abbott had to replace evolution-doubter Barbara Cargill, no one was feeling optimistic. But you didn’t think he could do worse.

Looks like he has…

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John Oliver Talks About the Importance of Defending Transgender Rights

If you missed it last night, John Oliver had an excellent segment on Last Week Tonight explaining why people need to care about transgender rights:



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