Illinois Family Institute’s Response to Day of Silence 2010

The Illinois Family Institute is at it again: The Day of Silence (a student-run initiative during which volunteers don’t speak on behalf of the members of the GLBT community who have been forced to be silent about their sexual identities) is coming up in April and IFI can’t stand any of that “inclusive,” “tolerant,” “accepting” [Read More...]

Have the Richard Dawkins Forums Died?

***Update***: Dawkins has responded to the situation here: Surely there has to be something wrong with people who can resort to such over-the-top language, over-reacting so spectacularly to something so trivial. Even some of those with more temperate language are responding to the proposed changes in a way that is little short of hysterical. Was [Read More...]

Ask Richard: My Christian Friend Sent Strangers to Evangelize Me

Note: When letter writers sign with their first names instead of a pseudonym or nickname, I randomly change their name for added anonymity. Rita wrote a long letter which I have edited and paraphrased for space reasons. She was raised as a Christian and has recently come out as an atheist to her friends from [Read More...]

Do You Take the Free Dinner?

Ray Comfort wants to treat you to a free dinner at Red Lobster. Does he have an ulterior motive? Never… It’ll be nothing like that time an atheist group offered to meet him for dinner, and Ray paid the tab, and wrote about how wonderful he was for doing it afterwards. In any case, he’s [Read More...]

Disabled Children Are God’s Punishment for Abortion, Says Republican

Since we’ve been talking about abortion on this site pretty heavily, this story seemed appropriate and highly disturbing. Partly because it means some people actually elected this nutjob. [Virginia] State Delegate Bob Marshall of Manassas says disabled children are God’s punishment to women who have aborted their first pregnancy. He made that statement Thursday at [Read More...]


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