Elmhurst City Council Wants to Waste Taxpayer Time By Praying

It hurts that much deeper when it happens in your neck of the woods. The mayor of Elmhurst, Illinois, Pete DiCianni, thinks that each City Council meeting should open with a prayer. “We’ve got a lot of parishes in this community that can be represented,” he said. “We’re doing God’s work up here, and we [Read More...]

Site Updates and the RSS Feed

For those who have been having issues with the site lately: The switch is nearly complete. A new comment system is coming soon (with HTML buttons for easier commenting) Here is the best RSS feed to use for this site. (I know older feed URLs may no longer work, so please double-check!) If the site [Read More...]

I’m Happy! Oh Wait…

Reader Jeff recently got some good news about a job interview and, since he was sitting at his computer, he decided to celebrate by typing “I’m happy” into his search bar. It turns out imhappy.com takes you somewhere that will bring you back down pretty quickly… [Read more...]

Judge Upholds Decision to Block Forsyth County Prayers

Last I heard, the prayers said before Forsyth County Commissioner’s Meetings were deemed to be unconstitutional. An update on the case offers good news: Judge James Beaty upheld the recommendation of a federal magistrate who said prayers referencing Jesus and other sectarian deities made before meetings of the Forsyth County Commissioners are unconstitutional. Can we [Read More...]

Ask Richard: Should I Help My Christian Friends Keep Their Faith?

Note: When letter writers sign with their first names instead of a pseudonym or nickname, I randomly change their name for added anonymity. Hello Richard, First, I wanted to thank you for the advice you gave not too long ago on relating to religious people at times of grief. My grandmother just passed away and [Read More...]