Can Progressive Christians Still Win Over the LGBT Community?

When it comes to how the Christian church has treated LGBT individuals, there are two ways to look at it. You could say their overall intolerance has helped us as atheists. Teens just don’t want to be associated with the likes of James Dobson and Pat Robertson and any of those other bigots who have [Read More...]

Obviously, Two People in Competition Never Ask God for the Same Favor

Reader Katherine sent along this conversation she had with her mother a day after she lost her job… The frustration. It had to hurt. Katherine: I really hope I get that job I interviewed for. I am tired of unemployment — one day of it is enough for me. Mom: Well, why don’t you say [Read More...]

Ask Richard: Mom Tells Teen Not to Rally the Atheists

Note: Letter writers’ names are changed to protect their privacy. Hi Richard, I’ve got a bit of a problem with my family. I’m only 16 and I’m currently enrolled in college but due to my age I’m living with my mother. Most of my family lives out here in the bible belt and I’m a [Read More...]

Another Oregon Couple Found Guilty in Child’s Faith-Healing Death

Another religious couple from the Followers of Christ Church. Another attempt at “faith-healing.” Another dead child. Another guilty verdict, though, if that’s any consolation to anyone. Dale and Shannon Hickman were found guilty of second-degree manslaughter on Thursday after they let their newborn son die: Prosecutors provided a timeline that showed there was as much [Read More...]

How Can We Prevent Modification of Atheist Chalkings on Campus?

This is a guest post by Kimberly Danner, the co-founder and Vice President of the Atheists @ Oakland University. … Atheists @ OU is the first secular organization at our conservative school. A fellow student and I (both female) founded the group this past January and we now have 30 regular members at our weekly [Read More...]