My Frenemy, the Christian

C. R. Wiley, a Presbyterian pastor, has an article in RELEVANT (a Christian magazine) about why Christians ought to befriend atheists — and not for the sole purpose of converting them. There are several benefits, he says, to having godless friends. While his points might sound generous, the article is full of backhanded compliments. My [Read More...]

Help the Ask An Atheist Podcast Win a Local Award

The Ask An Atheist podcast is up for a local award and they need your help! They’ve been nominated for “Best Local Podcast” in Evening magazine’s Best of Western Washington — and the winner is determined by online votes… You can support them by going here and voting for them. (You have to “register” but [Read More...]

Supporting the Rhode Island ACLU and Jessica Ahlquist

One of the younger activists in our community, Jessica Ahlquist, is going to be honored at the 2011 Rhode Island ACLU Annual Dinner Celebration. Jessica is the high school student fighting to remove a religious banner at Cranston High School West. The ACLU is defending her and this dinner is a fundraiser for them. One [Read More...]

Touchdown Jesus Is Being Rebuilt By the Same Firm That Built…

Remember how Touchdown Jesus burned down back in June? They’re rebuilding him, as expected. But the webcomic The City taught me something about the reconstruction efforts that I hadn’t known before…: Click through to the comic to see the punchline (Thanks to Daranda for the link!) [Read more...]

A Pro-Gay Shirt Controversy in Alabama Has a Happy Ending

Sara Couvillon, a sophomore at Hoover High School in Alabama, wore a shirt earlier this month that said, “gay? fine by me.” School officials told her to change out of “concern for her safety”… despite the fact that no one had made any threats. This week, the Southern Poverty Law Center sent the school a [Read More...]