Catholic Adoption Agency Will Shut Down Instead of Letting Gay Couples Adopt

Illinois will begin allowing civil unions on Wednesday. It’s not gay marriage, but that’s a different debate. Still, Catholic Charities of Rockford is so afraid that it’ll now have to place foster children in the homes of gay couples (PDF), that it’s going to shut down it’s state-funded adoption services altogether: In Rockford, the decision [Read More...]

A Vote for God in Ohio?

Jon Husted, the Ohio Secretary of State, wants natives to vote on the “I Voted” sticker that will be given out at polling booths this November: Two of the stickers, however, feature the line “With God, All Things Are Possible.” (***Update***: Commenters point out it’s the state’s motto.) Let’s vote them out of existence. Go [Read More...]

Zack Kopplin Appears on Hardball

Zack Kopplin, the student leading the fight to repeal the misnamed “Louisiana Science Education Act,” appeared on Hardball last night and did one hell of a nice job: You can read Zack’s challenge to Rep. Michele Bachmann here. Even FSM prophet Bobby Henderson sends along his praises: All in all it was an excellent appearance. [Read More...]


Just thought you’d all like to know… The Damon Fowler fund has just surpassed the $25,000 mark! (Thanks, Greta Christina!) And Foundation Beyond Belief, the group that encourages atheists to give to various secular charities, is about to hit the $150,000 mark in donations! (Disclosure: I’m on the FBB board.) We’re preparing for an exciting [Read More...]

Where’s the Support For Ostracized Teens?

From a reader: Reading about Damon Fowler reminded me of an issue I’ve been thinking about a lot over the years. Damon is lucky to have his brother to take him in and defend him, but many teenagers coming out as an atheist or LGBT don’t have a safe place to get away from abusive [Read More...]