The Best Protest Sign You’ll Ever See Against a Homophobic Preacher

This wonderful photo of a student mocking notorious campus preacher Brother Jed has been making the rounds online, especially after it received a stamp of approval from George Takei:



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Are the Countries That Contribute the Most Good to the World Also Home to More Atheists? Let’s Find Out

The “Good Country Index” recently released a list of 125 countries, all ranked in order of how much “good” they contribute to the world, based on factors such as international peace, prosperity/equality, culture, science/technology, etc. Business Insider then created a nice visual representation of the top 30 countries on that list.

In 2012, WIN-Gallup International released a global survey on religiosity, in which 57 countries were ranked according to what percentage of citizens called themselves “religious,” “not religious,” and “convinced atheist.”

So I put the two together. Just to see if there was any correlation.



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Two High School Students Investigate How a Pro-Creationism Cartoon Ended Up in a Biology Teacher’s Lesson

Here’s an illustration that literally comes out of Creationist Ken Ham‘s playbook:

It shows how accepting evolution — or “reject[ing] God’s Word,” as Ham puts it — leads to homosexuality, abortion, racism, divorce, pornography, and euthanasia. (I’m pretty sure Ham is the guy atop the Creation Castle, grinning while shooting the wrong way because he has no idea what the hell is going on.)

Anyway, I bring this up because a version of that slide appeared in a PowerPoint presentation during Anquinette Jones‘ freshman biology class at Grady High School in Atlanta:



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Help Us Out and Tell Us What You Do!

We’ve posted this in the past. If you’ve already responded, there’s no need to do it again. Thanks!

Every now and then, the writers on this site will be working on a post about, say, the difference between the geology of the Grand Canyon versus city streets… and we realize it would be great if we could talk to atheists who actually study that subject! Maybe we want to quote you in the post. Or (more likely) we just need to ask you a question about geology in general.



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Vatican Tells Australian Commission That It Won’t Provide All Documents in Child Sexual Abuse Investigations

Here’s the right way for the Vatican to handle accusations of sexual abuse against Australian priests: They’re accused of doing WHAT?! We’ll give local authorities anything they need to assist with their case. We don’t condone child sexual abuse in any way, and if the accused priests really are guilty, then the children and their families affected by this deserve no less than our full cooperation.

And here’s what the Vatican actually did:

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