‘Leaving Islam?’ Bus Ad Still In Limbo in Detroit

Last year, the group Stop Islamization of America paid for bus ads in places like New York City and San Francisco encouraging people to leave Islam. They also told them where to find more information about leaving the faith and getting support. When the same ads were to go up in Detroit, they were rejected. [Read More...]

Ask Richard: Should We Deceive Our Aging Religious Grandmother?

Hi Richard, My wife and I are both atheists. I’ve been open about it since my very early teens, but prior to meeting me a little over four years ago, my wife “Annie” had generally lived her life not thinking too much about religion. She didn’t buy the stories, but went along with her family, [Read More...]

Question to the Homeless: Would You Cross God Off Your Sign for $20?

Mike Lee, the religiousantagonist, is back with a new video. This time, he’s not reshelving books in a library. Instead, he’s trying to cut a deal with a homeless person: Will he remove the word “God” from his sign in exchange for $20? My initial reaction was: Dammit, Mike, why are you being a jerk? [Read More...]

Congrats to Richard

Congratulations to resident advice guru Richard Wade for winning the “Best Chat with the Bishop, Mishies, or Other Church Leaders” poll at the Main Street Plaza blog! I know it’s an online poll, but the accolade doesn’t surprise me at all. One of his columns must have stood out to the ex-Mormons at that site [Read More...]

Steering the Conversation in the Right Direction

This is a guest post by frequent commenter Claudia. … Often the circumstances that surround an event tell us more than the event itself. We all know the stories of the manger scenes around the holidays: City puts up a manger scene on public property, secular group reminds city of the existence of the “Constitution” [Read More...]