Texas State Representative: Everyone’s Cool with Reading Bible Verses in the Classroom, Right?

Texas State Representative Debbie Riddle (guess which party she represents?) has a brilliant idea to fix our schools: Forget decades of court precedence and ignore the religious diversity in our schools: Surely things would be better if we just read Bible verses in the classroom! Of course, people began challenging her. If she wants students [Read More…]

State-Funded Christian School Rejects Three-Year-Old for Having Gay Parents

In true Christian fashion, Hope Christian School in Albuquerque, New Mexico just rejected a three-year-old from its preschool rosters because he has two fathers: Action 7 News got a copy of the letter that Hope Christian School sent to the family. It says in part: “Same gender couples are inconsistent with scriptural lifestyle and biblical [Read More…]

Catherine Dunphy Named New Executive Director of the Clergy Project

Now that Teresa MacBain is the Public Relations Director for American Atheists, the Clergy Project needs a new leader and they made an excellent choice in her replacement: Catherine Dunphy. Dunphy was a Roman Catholic Chaplain before she became an atheist and she was one of the first members of the Clergy Project when it [Read More…]

San Francisco’s New Archbishop Is Committed to Fighting Marriage Equality

Advocates for marriage equality in California now have another prominent religious official acting as an obstacle: Salvatore Cordileone, the Roman Catholic bishop of Oakland who was recently named archbishop-elect of San Francisco by Pope Benedict XVI, is an especially loud anti-equality voice in the Catholic community, too. Neal Broverman of The Advocate writes: Cordileone not only helped [Read More…]

Classic Footage of the Religious Right’s War on Porn

Decades after James Dobson spoke out against the evil horrors of pornography, I think it’s safe to say he lost that battle. (Video is SFW. Audio descriptions of sex, maybe not.) Strangely enough, the audience members’ reactions to hearing James Dobson talk about pornography was the same reaction I had listening to James Dobson in [Read More…]