And We Get in Trouble for Stick Figure Muhammads?

Leave it to Christians to teach the world how to show love. To mark the anniversary of September 11th this year, the non-denominational Dove World Outreach Center church in Florida will host an “International Burn A Koran Day.” Pastor Terry Jones says he got the idea from “Everybody Draw Muhammad Day” and that since the [Read More...]

Bhutan’s Anti-Conversion Law

In Bhutan, a new law may penalize Christians who proselytize and try to convert you: The amendment bill would punish “proselytizing” that “uses coercion or other forms of inducement” –- vaguely enough worded, Christians fear, that vigilantes could use it to jail them for following the commands of Christ to feed, clothe and otherwise care [Read More...]

The Shirley Sherrod Incident Underscores Our Lack of Critical Thinking

Here’s Blair Scott, of American Atheists, referring to the Shirley Sherrod incident: Critical thinking skills and the ability to use rational thought are vital to the survival of the species. We saw that break down this week as every politician (right, left, and center) and every news outlet (right, left, and center) took the word [Read More...]

Should Burkas, Niqabs, and Hijabs Be Banned?

Here’s your brief lesson in Islamic fashion (via The Islamic Standard and the BBC): And here’s the big question right now: Should Muslim women be allowed to wear burkas, niqabs, and hijabs? It’s possible your answer is Yes — Muslim women have the right to choose what they wear. No one should take that right [Read More...]

One More Thing About Women in the Catholic Church…

After hearing about the Catholic Church’s recent misogynistic declaration that female ordination is in the “same category of crime under church law as clerical sex abuse of minors,” the Denver Post‘s Mike Keefe drew this: I don’t know whether to laugh or weep. Anyone who still remains in the Catholic Church should have to explain [Read More...]